“Do you mind having a look at…” “Can I ask you a small favour?” “Could you please help me with…” While PMs have the wonderful role of being at the intersection of many functional teams, they often have little control over direct resources (monetary, scheduling, team member tasks, etc.) PMs must rely on alliances, goodwill, and influence to carry out their responsibilities. Joining us to share her experiences, Tanuja Gopal talks tips and tricks to building relationships based on her experience working with the State of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and working with multiple departments to get things done!
Tanuja works as the Director of Application and Data Services to create, evaluate, and implement IT solutions to increase operational efficacy for MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She previously worked with the State of Massachusetts as the Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Departments of Transportation and later as the Chief Information Officer in the Department of Early Education and Care. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC San Diego.