Humans have a tendency to focus on whatever is being measured and modern leaders have numerous models to choose from when configuring their teams’ performance management expectations. So why do many teams still report misunderstandings around goals and metrics? How is it that some teams can achieve their metrics but still feel unsuccessful? When leaders jump too quickly into detailed planning, even goal planning, their vision of “why” remains fuzzy and misalignments between metrics and true success become almost inevitable. After all, OKRs, KPIs, and similar systems are tools that are only as strong as their users.
This talk imbues attendees with a personal understanding of the importance of beginning with “Why” (and then Why, Why, Why, Why!). Driven by the most common reasons teams fail, the talk shows how clear connections from the original vision to effective metrics, referencing OKRs, KPIs, and other popular approaches can protect against those failure points. Get ready for a return to basics that will prepare your team for a turboboost towards true success!
About the Instructor:
Belle Walker is the Founder and Lead Consultant of Belleview Consulting. As the only Organizational Efficiency Engineer she knows, Belle takes her clients from friction to focus by ensuring that their structures and processes are aligned with strategic goals. She has worked with clients in industries ranging from Tech to nonprofits and from professional services to cannabis to recapture lost efficiency and engagement.
Previously, Belle was a Director of Engineering at HERE Technologies, an industry leader in digital mapping. There, she built several successful teams, including one responsible for content and process quality, process efficiency, and operational excellence maps used by autonomous vehicles. Merging project managers, data scientists, software engineers, systems engineers, and more, offered amply opportunity for Belle to hone and refine her organizational design and leadership skills. She also received a patent for the Quality Index, a mechanism that allows digital maps to be incorporated more effectively into autonomous vehicle environmental models.
Belle began her career at Google, where she built a nation-wide aerial photography operation and supported the Street View vehicle roll-out. After Google, Belle earned a master’s degree at USC where she specifically studied the application of systems engineering and operations research to organizations. Her work demonstrated that the principles apply equally well to systems of humans as to systems of steel or code.
Meeting Leader: Kuntal Thakore, PMP, CSM
PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00
Students & Veterans: Free (Please contact Meeting Leader for the 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 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.
|Event End Date||02-10-2021|
|Registration Start Date||01-18-2021|
|Cut off date||02-09-2021|