FIRESIDE CHAT

Agile-Ish Project Management

Applying Agile Principles to the Restaurant Industry During COVID Times

Hands-on experience of helping Mei Mei restaurant pivot to address unprecedented challenges

Transition During COVID-19 

When the team at Mei Mei heard that they were shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they quickly had to rethink operations in order to keep the team afloat. Carla Cornejo, Mei Mei’s Operations Manager and Certified Scrum Master, shares how Mei Mei quickly transitioned administrative work to a loose Agile framework to boost operations during the Boston quarantine.

In This Fireside Chat

YOU WILL LEARN

1.

How Small Businesses Creatively Adapt To A Changing Environment

2.

How pivots and transitions can work for various industries

3.

The future of Agile and other tech-inspired principles at Mei Mei

4.

How product-people can get creative and apply their skills in novel ways

Thursday May 28, 5:30PM on YouTube Live

Meet Our Guest Speaker:

Carla Cornejo

Carla is the Operations Manager at Mei Mei, an award-winning, woman-owned, family restaurant in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

Before transitioning to the restaurant industry in 2019, Carla was the VP of Operations and partner at East Coast Product, a Boston-based software development firm.

When she’s not Agile sprinting, she's knitting!

The Polygon app at work

Meet Our Host:

Dr. Nancy Li

  • YouTuber
  • Product Manager Coach
  • Youngest Engineering Ph.D. at Boston University
  • Immigrant who moved to the US with $800 in per pocket 10 years ago
  • Managing a team of senior product managers at a Fortune 20 tech company
  • Love ballroom dancing and Chinese noodle soup

This is a Must Attend If...

  • You are a small business owner who wants to get inspired with ideas to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic
  • You are an aspiring product or project manager who wants to learn how to apply Agile principles to unconventional circumstances
  • You are restaurant owners or staff member who want to adapt your business for more remote work

A Note from Carla Cornejo...

When I transitioned from tech to the restaurant industry, I never imagined how invaluable my Agile project management skills would be. Transition is hard, but opportunity is everywhere.