DrupalCon Seattle 2019: Project Management Burnout: The Struggle is Real

It's a well-known fact that the role of project management is filled by a unique type of person. We have the ability to juggle every ball, see into the future, and always put others first…or more appropriately said, put ourselves last. We are the first ones in, the last ones out, and, if needed, work all night to make sure everything will run smoothly the next day. But at what cost?

This talk will cover what burnout looks like and why Digital PMs are at a greater risk. We will uncover where the source of this pressure is coming from and then dive into techniques you can put into place to gain back control and find a healthy work-life balance. Along the way, I will share with you my low points and successes in my journey to gain back my life. The good news? We have a very supportive Drupal community surrounding us!

This session is for any project manager that struggles with burnout and is ready to make a change. As a community of project managers, together we can support each other to define clear boundaries for this role.