A People first approach to running tech projects

People are the centre of everything we do. Friends, family, community, business, economy.

Although we live in a digital world, we are still people. The purpose of these Meetups is for us as people, people in the technology space, (whether that be building it or relying on it for our businesses) to share and learn from one another and hear perspectives from both client and developer sides to help us all run better projects together.

In this Meetup we explored some common scenarios where people are at the centre of the problem, not the technology. We then re-group to sit down and examine each scenario in a  little more detail.

Role Plays

Each participant is given a script with a character to play.

On your card you will see a character and persona of your Village alter-ego. You have a problem you are trying to solve or a job you are looking for. Take a walk around our makeshift Village to find a person that matches your needs.

If you meet a person and they are not the person your looking for, move on to asking the next person nearby. You should have a card that provides leading questions to ask the other person.

Once you have matched with someone, and have completed the questionnaire, write that person’s name at the top of that meeting for later. And then move onto the next conversation.

Scenarios

1. Ecommerce Post-Life Cat Shop

Jenny has an Ecommerce site selling post-life cats. Her taxidermy felines from all around the world were a big hit last year but this year she has seen that her cart abandonment rate has increased to over 80% for the last 6 months.

View Conversation Scripts

Questions rasied

  • Might this scenario result in a successful outcome for both parties?
  • Are desirable outcomes/results likely to be achieved?
  • Feeling of trust and partnership?
  • Likelihood of future engagement?

2. Mobile App for a Startup

Malcolm has been working with a developer to build this mobile App that enables people over 70 to learn how to skateboard. The project has been deemed complete bt there is some bugs that he has found and wants to talk to the developer about fixing them.

View Conversation Scripts

Questions rasied

  • Might this scenario result in a successful outcome for both parties?
  • Are desirable outcomes/results likely to be achieved?
  • Feeling of trust and partnership?
  • Likelihood of future engagement?

We hold these Meetups to share and learn from each other to make the journey an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that results in success for our personal and business lives. Whether your a freelancer, agency, startup or established business. We all experience the same problem; People. The right people for the job, the right people to work with,  communicating effectively to people, and understanding people. (We may never fully understand people).

 

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