The E3 Agency Network Bootcamp offers the ideal stage for comprehensive knowledge transfer - on various agency-specific topics. After Gent (graphic design) and Linz (digital strategy), it was now Meersburg's turn (project management). And of course it was a pleasure to welcome the other E3 agencies to Lake Constance.
16 project managers accepted the invitation and arrived on September 27th - from Canada, Belgium, France or Finland.
Together with Manuela Schwarz (Management & Shareholder) and Antje Koch (Key Account Management), Sascha Schmidt (E3 Board Member & Senior Customer Consultant) put together a varied program for the two bootcamp days. The first day focused on the exchange of experiences and the practical component of project management. For this purpose, six project managers* from Schindler Parent participated, who presented our approach and applications in short presentations: How do we coordinate our projects? In concrete terms: Which tools do we use, e.g. for efficient resource planning, to transparently calculate offers or to create customer development plans? Which approaches sustainably optimize workflow, timing and exchange with key accounts? What about internal communication? After each presentation, the panel discussed challenges and optimization potential. The guests also shared their experiences and methods. On this basis, clear best practices could be identified for various areas and processes. At the end of the day, an overall picture emerged, a roadmap with proven methods for international brand work. To ensure that there was enough time for networking in addition to the professional exchange, the guests then went to a well-deserved dinner directly on the shores of Lake Constance.
On day 2, the focus was on the theoretical background. Therefore, the location changed accordingly to a research environment, namely to the PionierPort, the start-up and innovation center of Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen. There, the project managers worked out new approaches in a workshop that will further optimize project coordination in the future. The goal is now to present these approaches in their own agencies and to integrate them into existing organizational structures. At the end of the two-day boot camp, the group visited the world's largest collection of airships at the Zeppelin Museum. And then it was already time to head home.
We look back on two very nice and productive days - and are already looking forward to the next E3 Bootcamp (probably in the Netherlands). Many thanks to everyone who attended and helped shape the Project Sessions.
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