Story matters. While we recognize the importance of story, we also often downplay it. We are taught that data is king, that facts and rationality and objectivity are the way the world works. The problem is, that’s not exactly true. Facts do play a role. But story matters more. Crafting good story is an essential skill for anyone who needs to enrol others in a course of action. That would be all of us.
Where do you want to go? What is your dream for the future? Building concrete plans is challenging. We often feel like we have too many choices and opportunities. We feel life is too random, that opportunity happens, and that circumstances change. Planning still makes sense, and there is a way to go about it.
Books have their own magic. Woven through the words, sentences, paragraphs and chapters of the good ones is something exceptional, unique and enchanting. Every year, Peter and Mark share their most interesting, meaningful and extraordinary reads of their year. As we close the cover on this most challenging of years, we hope there is something within that you find of value.
Tomorrow is history, the old normal is gone, the future is a shared unknown. So we share pressing questions. What do we do after we finally accept all of this? How do we make progress despite the uncertain future? In this session Peter offers a possible C.H.A.O.T.I.C. approach.
Have you ever wanted to listen in on a far reaching discussion between three experts passionately exploring the topic they love most? That’s your opportunity this month. The topic is “change and chaos” – we touch on why Disney World garbage bins are 30 ft. apart, why they put the walkways down only after we’ve created a muddy path, and why we prefer the tried and true, rather than the new and shiny. Take the time to enjoy a totally different webinar format than we’ve ever offered in the past.
Project management and product management both claim to support an alignment with strategy. How all of this works is less often less than clear. This presentation explores the need for project managers to understand the relationship between portfolios, programs, projects, and products to support organizations in implementing strategy.