9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Pre-Conference Tutorial | Room: Grand Oaks I
Standing in the Future: Two Strategic Thinking Approaches for Surfacing Innovation
Presented by: Lori Silverman
Ever find yourself on a program or project where the end result underestimated what was really needed or no longer aligned to where the business was headed? Ever had an innovation appear that no one saw coming — and have it stall your team’s work? Environmental scanning and scenario planning are two tools of strategic thinking that can a) generate new ideas and possibilities to take through design thinking and b) help teams anticipate future innovations that may need to be built into projects and programs that take significant time and resources to implement.
Objectives: After this workshop, you will be able to ....
- Conduct an environmental scan exercise with a team.
- Identify the best types of questions to use in a scenario planning exercise.
- Outline the steps for conducting scenario planning with a team.
Owner and Strategist
Partners for Progress
As a strategist and the owner of Partners for Progress®, Lori Silverman has consulted across 25 industries on messy, complex organizational changes and creating long-term strategies to increase success for organizations such as Chevron, Bechtel, Redwood Credit Union, American Family Insurance and the U.S. Air Force Reserves. As a keynote speaker, she's spoken at Project Summit/BAWorld in Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia and Project World/BAWorld in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria. At UW-Madison, Lori led the development of the project management methodology used in the Project Management Master's Certificate. She also spearheaded the creation of seven, two-day courses for UW- Milwaukee's Project Management Certificate Program. Lori's authored five books, including Critical Shift, Stories Trainers Tell, and Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over. Her latest bestseller is Business Storytelling for Dummies. She's also an adjunct professor for Golden Gate University's Master's program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Lori's 2018 Presentations:
- Standing in the Future: Two Strategic Thinking Approaches for Surfacing
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)