Maximizing Project Success: High-Value Partnerships

Session Category Project Management & Consulting Audience Intermediate

The contract is signed, the project team is defined, and goals are set. So you’re probably thinking, let’s kick the project off. Although it’s exciting to jump in and make progress on a new project, there’s a lot to think about before getting started.

Successful projects are a result of great partnerships, and it’s important to establish a strong project team and be on the same page from the start. In this session, we’ll cover the importance of:

  • Business and client team building
  • Encouraging Trust through transparency and delivery
  • Empowering decision-makers with a discovery-first approach
  • Performing phased projects to deliver success when dealing with high-risk and uncertainty


In the tech agency space, agencies may perform poorly because they act as a "middle man" instead of a "facilitator". Whether you’re an agency or work with one, join us to learn the best practices for successful project management and a successful agency partnership.

Learning objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to host valuable and transparent team-building activities with their partner businesses and produce successful projects.

Content focus area

Leadership, Management & Business

Target audience

This session is for project teams (both at an agency and within an organization) who are interested in effectively managing projects from the start.


Attendees will get the most out of this session by being familiar with business-client relationships.

About the Speaker

Norah Medlin

Strategic Technical Leader at tekNorah


Norah has been working with Drupal since 2009, building her expertise in DevOps, Rest API, and Decoupled implementations. An affinity for entrepreneurship, combined with technological skills, gives her a deeper understanding of our customer's business needs. She enjoys unique challenges and working with a large team to accomplish something great.

As an owner of her own agency, tekNorahAura, Norah has facilitated projects of various sizes and complexities.

She has served as a Strategic Technical Leader for Prestigious Drupal Digital Agencies such as Mediacurrent and Unleashed Technologies, on client-centric teams of professionals with a passion for creating, enhancing, and managing award-winning websites and digital experiences.