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7th June 2020

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Discovery-led decision making for ‘wicked times’ webinar recording with Ben Shenoy

Preparing for projects in a Post-Pandemic World webinar series – in collaboration with Association for Project Management


Ben ShenoyMaking strategic decisions is a fundamental skill for leaders and managers. Now, more than ever, making appropriate strategic decisions has never been more difficult. Discovery-led decision-making addresses this challenge by providing a framework for making sound decisions in an uncertain world. Based on the core concepts of Framing, Testing and Scaling, this approach ensures that efforts are focused where the need is greatest, that interventions are tested, evaluated and revised and that successful initiatives are effectively rolled out across the business.

Discovery-led decision-making is a framework that builds on an agile approach to project management – specifically:

  • It articulates a more dynamic, fluid approach to strategy which aligns with agile project management;
  • It suggests that there are actually three different types of sprint, depending on the type of decision-making required to move things forward.

The webinar presented on Wednesday 8 April 2020 considered how this approach can be applied, to how initiatives are managed in several sectors being confronted with confusion and turbulence.

Downloads

The webinar took place in April 2020. Subsequent to the session, the following resources are now available via Association for Project Management.

Download the webinar presentation slides

View the webinar recording

Check the Mentimeter questions and the audience responses

Link to the Series

Presenter

Ben Shenoy is co-author of Strategic Decision Making: A discovery-led approach to critical choices in turbulent times. Ben is a Visiting Professor of Psychological & Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics (LSE), and also visiting faculty at Duke Corporate Education. He holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from Harvard Business School.

Ben is a lapsed systems engineer, a recovering management consultant and a practising behavioural scientist. Inspired by his varied background, spanning academia and practice, Ben explores & decodes behavioural science for organisations adapting to wicked times.

Ben has applied his expertise through executive education and advisory work, teaching programmes on leadership, decision-making, communication, organisational change & innovation at Harvard, LSE and Duke Corporate Education. He can be found online at @PsySleuth.

Hosts

Merv Wyeth is UK Service Delivery Partner of Amplify Strategy Execution Software for benefits-led portfolio management.

Previously, during a 25-year police service career, Merv performed a mix of operational and support roles, including PPM and business change and developed his passion for benefits management.He is a Better Business Case, Open Strategies and Managing Benefits practitioner.

Merv is Secretary and communications lead to Association for Project Management Benefits and Value Specific Interest Group, and a fellow of APM. He is a co-facilitator on the Government Project Delivery Community Network (GovPDC) and the lead for PMI UK Digital Events Team.

Jonathan Norman has 30 years’ experience of creating, curating and sharing knowledge around all aspects of project management. At Gower Publishing he commissioned and developed books, games and training resources on the subject and was responsible for the launch of the GPMFirst project community around Gower’s published content.

Since 2017, Jonathan has managed the Major Projects Knowledge Hub on behalf of the Major Projects Association and facilitates a wide range of events and activities around the knowledge repository and community of practice it supports.

This webinar is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience.