Managing projects in today’s fire-drill-filled workday requires a tool to help you wrangle all of the work requests, project data, and capacity of your team. And if your team doesn’t fully adopt it into their process, you’ll still spend hours and hours chasing updates and trying to get everyone to use the new system. So it’s no surprise that most project leaders find themselves in a love-hate relationship with their project management tool with nowhere to turn for help.

Sound familiar? Join Workfront in a roundtable discussion on the five ways to ensure your work management tool gets adopted. Learn how you can ease the pain of an existing tool adoption problem or the upcoming transition to a new system.

Key topics of discussion:

  • What are the common problems project leaders face with project management tools?
  • How can I get my team to adopt the process that my boss wants us to follow?
  • How can I coordinate communication between my team and other departments to ease the pain of our current project management process?
  • What can I do if I need to work with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies?
  • What types of tools can I use to align management of resources with management of projects?

Who should watch:

  • CIOs & CTOs
  • VPs of Application Development
  • PMO Directors
  • VPs of Engineering
  • Application Developers and Architects
  • Project Management Professionals
  • IT Decision-Makers
  • Project Managers and Leaders

About the presenters


Shannon King

Specialist, Integration and Planning

Suncor Energy Inc.

Shannon King is a Specialist of Integration and Planning at Suncor Energy Inc. – Canada’s largest integrated energy company. Previously, she consulted for over 12 years in the oil and gas industry and owned several independent businesses. As a Project Management Professional, Shannon has been instrumental in implementing ongoing change management activities at Suncor. Shannon is passionate about lessons learned and has recently launched an informal blog at Suncor to encourage project teams to learn from each other. She is always excited to share her successes and failures – hoping others can learn from her experiences.


Jo Ann Sweeney

Communications Consultant

Sweeney Communications Ltd.

Jo Ann Sweeney has over 25 years of experience and is a communications consultant who helps transformation teams win the support of their sponsors, senior executives and end users. She is known for her ability to help teams understand the change from their audiences’ perspectives, as well as developing communication activities that catch their interest. Jo Ann specialises in helping clients develop activities that take audiences on a journey from awareness, through understanding, to support, involvement and commitment. Teams are able to deliver sticky change.


Ashley Spurlock

Ashley is a GTM Manager at Workfront and will be moderating this discussion.