PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insights Foster City Virtual Meeting: Situational Awareness for Project Management: Sense-making in crazy times!

PM Insights Foster City Virtual Meeting: Situational Awareness for Project Management: Sense-making in crazy times!


PM Insights Foster City - 

Situational Awareness for Project Management:

Sense-making in crazy times!



When:   Tue, November 17, 2020  6:00pm-8:00pm 
Where:  Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader One Day prior to event.) 
 Last Date for On-line Registration is Sun, November 15, 2020 

In an ideal world, your project plans would come in on target every time.  Methodologies and frameworks come and go, and still the numbers barely improve.  What could make a difference?  Could it be that we need a way to better understand the mix of problems we face in each project, and the mix of solution, that may all be changing as the world changes around us?  Some way we can be better equipped to wrestle with our volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, even when our clients and employers desperately want certainty.

A reliable sense-making framework would allow us to have much improved situational awareness, both of the context of our problems and their solutions, and that in turn would allow us to design projects using the relevant blend of approaches, rather than relying on whatever worked last time!  This session will introduce you to exactly that framework, simple to understand and apply, applicable in all contexts, and proven across domains from industry to healthcare to government and beyond.  You have a mix of theory and practice, to leave you with tools you can apply back at work tomorrow.




  • A reliable framework for situational assessment, sense-making, and decision support.
  • Basis techniques in designing situationally appropriate responses where existing responses may be inadequate.
  • Improved ability to choose frameworks appropriate to the context (e.g. where to use Agile, Six Sigma, Lean, DevOps, Waterfall etc.)
  • Access to resources for further interest in sense-making, situational assessment, and decision support.
  • A quick reference hand-out and a running copy of the deck.


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About the Instructor:









Andrew Webster


Andrew Webster, an independent consultant coaches and trains people so their experience of work is fulfilling both to them and to those who benefit from the work.  In software since the 1990s, with successful engagements in multiple industries in the UK, Australia, and the US, working with small, medium, and global businesses at team, management, and executive levels.  Andrew has been an Agilist since 2004, certified as CSM, CSPO, and CSP, and as an NLP Master Practitioner, a Training From The Back Of The Room trainer’s trainer, a (lousy) graphic facilitator, a Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Indicator facilitator, an Agile Fluency Practitioner, a certified WBECS coach, an accredited Cynefin Trainer and Practitioner, and recently as an XScale Business Agility and Product Management coach.  He could really use a shorter job description!



Meeting Leader:  Eugene Chen

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PDU Info:     2.0 - Strategic and Business Management

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Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: FREE (special for November and December meetings)

Non-Members: FREE (special for November and December meetings)

 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 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.

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Event Properties

Event Date 11-17-2020
Event End Date 11-17-2020
Registration Start Date 09-16-2020
Cut off date 11-15-2020
Individual Price 0.00
No. of Strategic PDUs 2.0
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