Last Tuesday, July 14th we were hosted by Instrument in inner NE, home to a large group of talented Producers. They put on the whole event from delicious snacks all the way to content and panelists. We had an overwhelming amount of RSVP’s, and really appreciate Instrument getting involved in our PM community.
Our panelists were Instrument producers Rocky Puntney, Casey Castro, Evan Davies, and Kate Wolf. They discussed six pieces that make up the theory of “anti-process:”
Instrument’s teams operate in unique ways, with distinct project approaches tailored to the team dynamic and client specifics.
2. Go In Depth
Producers at Instrument are more than just facilitators, driving the work with critical thinking and creative methods. Producers expertly balance team, client, and project needs all at once, with the work guiding the process rather than the process guiding the work.
Producers and project teams constantly shift their ways of working to solve problems, with new approaches emerging from experience and group consensus.
Everyone at Instrument understands and appreciates what it takes to do each other’s jobs, and how people work together is not bound by strict job descriptions.
Instrument producers can’t hide behind process. Producers always have to be on their game, ready to challenge, adapt, and push hard for the best work. With a lot of smart, talented people on each project, it is the producer’s job to shepherd projects, help the team make decisions, and keep things moving.
6. Special Sauce
Some parts of being a great producer at Instrument can’t be taught, but are instead baked into who we are. Ultimately, caring about your work and about who you work with are the most important aspects of working at Instrument.
(Adapted from Adam Edgerton’s blog post for Instrument)
Thank you to all who came out to the completely sold-out event last week! Please join us on a different night than usual next month. Our next meetup will be on Tuesday, 8/25. This will serve as both our August and September meetups, since we’ll take September off.