When Hom’s husband enrolled in medical school in Maine, they moved in the summer of 2020 during the pandemic, and she has since worked primarily remotely from her home in Portland. The program, which she describes as “tech-forward and data-driven,” gives her the flexibility to study part time while continuing to work full time at duotone, where she oversees finances and top-level business strategy while also managing the day-to-day business aspects of all music-related projects.
“I craved a more formal education and training in project management,” says Hom, who earned her bachelor’s in music business and management at Berklee College of Music, in Boston.
At duotone, Hom is streamlining operations and exploring digital tools that could benefit her colleagues and clients. From her course in project scope management, she’s now using a work-breakdown structure to track deliverables and estimate the time, cost, and resources each task will require.
Tailoring these new techniques to each project cuts across all industries, she says. “It’s applicable to my job now, and to anything I want to do in the future.”