Project managers are magical beasts. You tell them exactly what you want done, and they will make it happen. But what happens when we want a better, more sustainable world, but we have no idea what our end state looks like? We want to do the right thing, and we’re questioning long-standing assumptions. How can we come up with a new approach, a new mindset, a new way of thinking to solve the problems it took decades to create? We need to expand our toolset to create a more sustainable world. In this session, we will learn the fundamentals of design thinking, and learn how to apply those to transform our way of thinking about project and portfolio management.
About the Instructor:
Jennifer Tharp is a recognized expert in project management, agile development, strategic planning, and risk. Ms. Tharp co-authored the ground-breaking book, Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management, with project managers and researchers around the world, the first to offer direct guidance to project managers on the long-term social, financial and environmental impacts of the work they do. As President of Mastodon Consulting, she works closely with boards, counsel, and executive leadership of large public companies, the Fortune 500, and high growth firms to increase fiduciary oversight, transparency, and accountability. She is currently launching a strategic plan for the State of California which will transform how government work is done.
She has taught project management, risk, leadership and sustainability at University of California, Berkeley, USA. She also is a regular keynote speaker at international events, where she focuses on the value of project management to business priorities. Ms. Tharp has been a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holder and PMI volunteer since 2001, served as President of PMI’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and served on PMI's global board of directors for six years, ending in December.
Meeting Leader: Eugene Chen
PDU Info: 2.0 Strategic and Business Management
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00
Veterans: FREE (Contact Meeting Leader for discount code.)
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 registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.
|Event End Date||04-27-2021|
|Registration Start Date||02-18-2021|
|Cut off date||04-26-2021|
|No. of Strategic PDUs||2.0|