PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

Agile20Reflect Festival: Lead an Innovative Organization

Agile20Reflect Festival: Lead an Innovative Organization


Lead an Innovative Organization: From Change Management to Manage FOR Change

 Notice: This event is full and registration is now closed
When:   Wed. Feb 24, 2021 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where:  Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader) 


Have you ever thought, “If I could just avoid all this bureaucracy, I could get things done?” You’re right. Too many organizations think they’re helping the teams when those very practices make work more difficult to accomplish. Sometimes, all you need to do is stop demotivating people from doing the work. Innovative organizations don’t just innovate their products—they innovate their processes. You might not be able to influence all of these ideas, but you can start the conversation.



  • Identify processes and procedures that prevent innovation.
  • Visualize management collaboration reduces decision time
  • Realize that all motivation is internal and how to elevate motivation.
  • Create a culture of experimentation
  • Create opportunities instead of performance management.
  • Be a part of Agile 20 Reflect Festival



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About the Instructor:


 Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams do reasonable things that work. Equipped with that knowledge, they can decide how to adapt their product development. With her trademark practicality and humor, Johanna is the author of 18 books about many aspects of product development.


She’s written these books:

  • Modern Management Made Easy series: Practical Ways to Manage Yourself; Practical Ways to Lead and Serve (Manage) Others; Practical Ways to Lead an Innovative Organization
  •  Become a Successful Consultant: Advise, Influence, and Serve Clients for Mutual Profit
  • Write a Conference Proposal the Conference Wants and Accepts
  • From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby)
  • Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver
  • Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization
  • Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, 2nd edition
  • Project Portfolio Tips: Twelve Ideas for Focusing on the Work You Need to Start & Finish
  • Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio (with Jutta Eckstein)
  • Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Project Schedule or Cost
  • Manage Your Job Search
  • Hiring Geeks That Fit
  • The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
  • Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management (with Esther Derby)

In addition to articles and columns on various sites, Johanna writes the Managing Product Development blog on her web site,, as well as a personal blog on


Meeting Leader: Ajay Navratna   Contact Meeting Leader


PDU Info:    

Technical Management: 1.0 PDU Leadership 1.0 PDU


PDU claiming instructions 

Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: Free

Non-Members: Free

Veterans: Free 


Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last-minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 02-24-2021
Event End Date 02-24-2021
Registration Start Date 01-28-2021
Cut off date 02-19-2021
Individual Price Free
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