Jessica Ringel

Jessica Ringel

Jessica is PMP certified and is a Project Manager at Akendi, a firm dedicated to creating intentional experiences through end-to-end experience design.

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Project Management Through A Design Lens

Project Management Through A Design Lens

You’re An Experience Architect Developing Wireframes For A New Website. Where Do You Begin?  First, you review the project plan and take note of some key scope points: 30 wireframes Three rounds of revisions Visual design (to follow wireframes) Next, you work on your assigned tasks over the next 3 weeks. In this time period,Read more

Project Management as Project Leadership

Project Management as Project Leadership

If you had to think about the best leader that you’ve ever known, what are some of the traits that you would use to describe them? Some top-of-mind characteristics are: Passionate Confident Empathetic Inspiring Purposeful Collaborative Committed I believe that true leaders aren’t identified by their credentials. They are identified by how they portray themselvesRead more

How to Engage Remote Work Teams

How to Engage Remote Work Teams

When I first joined Akendi, I had never experienced working with a remote team via Skype. I had used Skype to keep in touch with friends and family in other cities and countries, but never before for workplace meetings and conversations. Prior to Akendi, my project conversations and meetings were always face to face, butRead more

“Another Meeting?!” – How to Avoid This Reaction from Project Teams

“Another Meeting?!” – How to Avoid This Reaction from Project Teams

When those meeting requests appear in your inbox, is your first reaction “UGH! Another one?” As a project manager, I love to organize how we are going to do things and when we are going to do them (with everyone else’s input, of course). In any workplace, the need and thrill to organize is notRead more