Episode 3

OCTOBER 12, 2021

Defusing Talent Pressure Points to Find Harmony Between Project Managers and Resource Managers w/ Peter Taylor

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Host Brent Trimble and author of The Lazy Project Manager, Peter Taylor, get a moment to talk about the relationship between project managers and resource managers and the importance of taking a people-first approach to projects. The conversation includes:

  • The inspiration behind Peter’s book
  • The natural tension between project managers and resource managers
  • How rapid digitalization is strengthening that tension and creating opportunity
  • The role authenticity plays in retention and “The War on Talent”
  • Peter’s favorite football analogy about building loyalty
  • The importance of a global view of resources and visibility into where there is strain
  • The top pressure points in services organizations with regards to people
  • Remembering that projects are all about people
  • Learn more about Peter and his work

Matt Finch

Vice President, Global Solutions Consulting and Enablement

Matt Finch is a 20 year software and services industry leader who has led pre sales, sales and services teams across a variety of software companies. Matt’s early career was involved in one of the UKs first SaaS startups in the late 90s and then one of Europe’s largest consulting organizations. Following a move to the West Coast almost a decade ago he has been growing solutions consulting organizations at global software companies ever since. Matt’s passion for technology and process improvement focuses him on helping companies reach their potential and realize the value of the software they implement through a relentless focus on outcomes and adoption.


Brent Trimble

Managing Director, Marketing Service & Agency Vertical

Brent Trimble is a 15+ year agency leadership veteran who has led agency growth and operation initiatives. As Mavenlink’s Agency Managing Director & VP of Advisory Services, he specializes in mapping and improving agency workflows. Deploying market understanding and best practices, Brent helps agencies refine processes and staffing dynamics. He isolates key metric improvements resulting in faster revenue recognition and ultimately models performance impact. Before joining Mavenlink Brent held positions at Interpublic Group, Accenture, WPP, independent agencies and consulting firms.

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