PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Possibilities Toolbox - 12 Tools for Achieving "Impossible"

PM Insight Sunnyvale - Possibilities Toolbox - 12 Tools for Achieving "Impossible"

 This event is canceled and the fee will be refunded to all registrants shortly

PM Insight-Sunnyvale:

Possibilities Toolbox - 12 Tools for Achieving "Impossible"


When:   Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where:  Sunnyvale Community Center Ballroom - 550 E. Remington Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94085

 Last Date for On-line Registration is 3/09

Intelligence, education, and experience don’t guarantee results. Gallup estimates that about 70% of employees are not engaged in their work. About 90% of managers aren't focusing on their organization’s most important work, and over 80% of global teams judge themselves as “unsuccessful. Obviously, there’s a giant chasm between knowing how to do something and doing it. Better technology and smarter people won’t bridge this gap. The biggest challenges we face in working effectively, and working together, are attributable to our human nature.

All of my professional life I’ve been striving to master these human skills, sometimes disparagingly referred to as “touchy-feely”. Finally, I’ve created a “mindset toolkit” that makes these concepts succinct, accessible, and learnable. How can Project and Program Managers benefit from this mindset toolkit to create the synergy in the team including managing their managers who are unable to focus on the organization’s most important work. How can PMs fuel success by driving the team and their managers to the important objectives using this mindset toolkit.



 The 12 heuristics in this toolkit form a concrete strategy for achieving what seems impossible, but is merely difficult. They are:

  • Perception is Not Reality.
  • Complex is Not Complicated.
  • There is Not Box – Except in Our Minds.
  • Replace Judgment with Curiosity.
  • Impossible is Merely Difficult
  • Change Feels Uncomfortable
  • Different is Not Deficient.
  • Collaboration Beats Competition.
  • Creativity is Risky & Messy.
  • Most Failure is Avoidable.
  • Make Mistakes & Fail Forward
  • Lead From Any Chair.

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About the Instructor:










Kimberly Wiefling

Kimberly is the President of Wiefling Consulting, co-founder of Silicon Valley Alliances, and author of Scrappy Project Management, a global business leadership consultant, and a force of nature – the good kind! She specializes in global team effectiveness – helping teams achieve what seems impossible, but is merely difficult. A scientist by education, Kimberly has an M.S. in physics and a B.S. in chemistry and physics. She earned her certificate in program and project management through UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley, where she then taught program and project management for 6 years. Kimberly’s expertise is to make the “impossible” merely difficult, and then inevitable. She has worked with people form over 50 different countries, and she’s determined to transform Planet Earth one inspired and engaged team at a time!


Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM

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PDU Info:    

Leadership: 2.0 PDU

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Program Agenda:

5:30 PM - Sign In and Networking

6:15 PM - Featured Speaker

8:30 PM - Meeting Adjourn

Food: Complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages


Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

Full-time Student: $5 (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring Student ID card to the event)

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring appropriate ID card to the event)

At-the-Door Registration

A limited number of registrations can be accepted at the door on a first-come, first-served basis. Once this limit has been reached, the event will be closed to additional attendees.

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $20

Non-Members: $30

(Only Check or Cash accepted; make checks payable to "PMI Silicon Valley")

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 03-11-2020
Event End Date 03-11-2020
Cut off date 03-05-2020
Individual Price Login for member discount.
Location Sunnyvale Community Center, Ballroom

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