Patrick Hare


Division of Information Technology (DoIT)
Project Management Office

2018 Session

Title: Eyes on the Prize – Building & Steering Your Team Towards Project Success

Co-Presenters: Brian Goff, Jeanette School

How do I manage relationships, risk, and change? How do I define success? What tools should I use? What methodology best fits my project?

Project managers and business analysts will share strategies for building your team, shaping and communicating risk, and dealing with the “I didn’t see that coming” moment!

Key Session Takeaways:

  • Relationships – building a successful project team
  • Risk – establishing a proper risk management policy and/or framework
  • Change – managing change; recognizing the difference between organizational change management and change within a project
  • Success – what makes a team and project successful?
  • Tools / Methodologies – identifying what works best for you


Patrick Hare’s first career was in the US Air Force. After a stint as an IT contractor in Maryland, he ended up in Madison as an IT developer and IT manager. After being placed in a number of project management (PM) positions, Patrick assumed an official PM role in 2011 – a position that he really enjoys. Prior to moving to campus’ Project Management Office in 2013, he was introduced to the world of Agile and Scrum. This opened a whole new world to him in how to help teams be more effective, and he’s now delivered Agile/Scrum Workshops to over 130 people. He holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate from the Project Management Institute, a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certificate from the ScrumAlliance, and a UW-Madison computer science degree.