System Dynamics of Alternative Analysis in Program Management – Self

System Dynamics of Alternative Analysis is a practical interactive discussion of the alternative analysis ecosystem with a focus on building participant’s individual capabilities to effectively facilitate and contribute within red teams, alternative analysis, wargames, or scenario planning sessions. Strategic thinking is a fundamental skillset in program management activities. The ability for program managers to understand and facilitate alternative analysis working sessions improves both strategic planning and, ultimately, an organization’s decision-making process. In this discussion we’ll explore the ecosystem of alternative analysis within strategic planning, and participants will gain a personal understanding of:

  • The impact of cognitive biases and logical fallacies in alternative analysis
  • The most effective ways of challenging “conventional wisdom” of preconceived ideas
  • The importance of diverse perspectives offering different understandings of solutions

Through the process of incorporating alternative perspectives in alternative analysis and decision-making, participants will be empowered with the ability to identify and benefit from what is often overlooked in traditional strategic planning.

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership (Power Skills)

Conversational Leadership: Convening Conversations that Otherwise Wouldn’t Happen – Hovell

Unfortunately, we live in tenuous times. Lack of deeply aware conversations are one facet of what got us to this point. “The best time to plant a tree is 500 years ago, the second best time is right now.” Let’s explore how Project Management is basically an attempt to convene conversations that need to happen.

Participants will learn and practice deep conversational awareness through three questions:

  1. What is the conversation we need to be having right now?
  2. In what way do we need to have this conversation?
  3. How is this conversation forming community?