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Tips and Advice for Managers, Planners, and Event Production Professionals

May 24, 2016

Why Agile Methodology is Perfect for Event Production Companies

If you’d told me ten years ago that I’d be building software, I’d have laughed. Hard. I’m an event and theatre geek through and through. I’ve been producing events for over 15 years and I can’t imagine a more fun, exhilarating way to earn a living. But here I am, a still-active production manager running an event software company. How did that happen? That’s a story for another time. Let’s just say for now that maybe I’m a bit of a software geek, too!

Getting into software development expanded my worldview. And introduced me to the Agile Methodology. It has revolutionized not just the way we make our product but the way I now run my event company. More on that in a moment.

May 9, 2016

4 Ways Event Professionals Can Make Mornings More Productive

Do you have trouble getting up in the mornings? Does it sometimes feel like half the workday has passed you by before you’re able to hit your stride?

November 5, 2015

3 Steps Successful Event Managers Take to Maximize Their Efficiency

Factory #1 and Factory #2 both make chairs. Everything about them is identical: the materials used, the design, even the sale price. There’s only one difference. Factory #2 can make the chairs just a little faster, cheaper, and with fewer mistakes. It doesn't take an expert to see which factory will succeed over time. Businesses devote massive resources in the never ending quest to maximize efficiency. Being more efficient can make a business more competitive. In some industries, it might be the only way to stand out in a crowded field. Event production and planning is no different.