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Situational Decision Making: Leadership in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity) world

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
IEEE TEMS Member (Early Bird)
Must provide IEEE Member number. Ticket fees partially offset the costs of the talk, food, and refreshments.
Feb 1, 2019 $10.00 $0.00
IEEE Member (Early Bird)
Must provide IEEE Member number. Ticket fees partially offset the costs of the talk, food, and refreshments.
Feb 1, 2019 $12.00 $0.00
General Public (Early Bird)
Ticket fees partially offset the costs of the talk, food, and refreshments.
Feb 1, 2019 $15.00 $0.00
IEEE Student Member
Must provide IEEE Student Member number. Ticket fees partially offset the costs of the talk, food, and refreshments.
Feb 7, 2019 $5.00 $0.00

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IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Santa Clara Valley / San Francisco / Oakland-East Bay Joint Chapter
(http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/)

National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA

AGENDA
6:00 PM: Registration & Informal Networking
6:30 PM: Management Forum / Guided Networking
7:00 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: After Dinner Presentation
8:45 PM: Adjourn

PDU Info for PMI PMPs: 1.5 PDU in Education (OLD CCRS: Category "General Education")

CEU Info for Agilists & Scrum Masters: apply 1.5 hour toward appropriate category

Management Forum / Guided Networking:  

Bring your Management Challenge and arrive by 6:30 PM to join this lively Management Forum.  Following the informal networking we have our small group discussions, related to the topic of the dinner talk, or to another topic of interest to each small group.

Light Dinner: 
This month we’re continuing with our light dinner format - typically sandwiches, salad, drinks, and cookie or similar light dinner.

After Dinner Presentation

Situational Decision Making: Leadership in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity) world

How would you like a magic x-ray to shine on your work and tell you how to approach it? 

Have you ever taken brilliant, decisive action, and it was wholly, utterly wrong? Or been completely stumped about how to make progress in what you thought was a straightforward situation? Or worked on a project that took dramatically longer than planned? Used Six-Sigma, PRINCE2, Design Thinking, or Lean Startup when an Agile, Critical Chain, Waterfall, or RAD approach might have been better?

The Cynefin Sense-making Framework (pronounced kuh-nev-in) is a decision-making framework currently used for situational assessment in technology, industry, government, healthcare, and the military.  Use it to understand what kind of situation you are dealing with, the combination of factors comprising that situation, and so decide on an appropriate set of responses.

Cynefin has its origins in Knowledge Management research in IBM in the 70s, and has been developed and refined using Complexity Science and other disciplines to be the most useful decision-making tool available to managers today, a driving force in the growing field of sense-making.

Until I finish building the magic x-ray, Cynefin is the very best tool you can use for situational executive management decision support at any scale!

SPEAKER: Andrew Webster, Principal WCS LLC (https://www.wisdomat.work/)

Andrew Webster coaches and trains workers, management, and executives, with the intention that their experience of work is fulfilling both to them and to those who benefit from the work. Primarily in software since the 1990s, an agilist since 2004, certified as CSM, CSPO, and CSP, certifications as an NLP Master Practitioner, Training From The Back Of The Room trainer’s trainer, (lousy) graphic facilitator, Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Indicator facilitator, Agile Fluency Practitioner, and accredited Cynefin Trainer and Practitioner. Andrew has worked in UK, Australia, and out of Silicon Valley, alone and through SolutionsIQ and Agile Learning Labs with recent clients including Visa, PayPal, BBVA Compass, Nest, PayTrace, & NimbleRx.

Have questions about Situational Decision Making: Leadership in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity) world? Contact IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

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National Instruments
4600 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)


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