Projects Deliver Products; Products Deliver Strategy with Peter Monkhouse, Joanna Tivig. How To Manage Disruptive Change with Bob Shafto


6:00–6:15 Networking
6:15–7:15 Industry Insights
7:15–7:30 Intermission
7:30–8:30 Dinner meeting

6:00–6:15 Networking

Come join fellow Chapter members and other professionals in breakout rooms or in a Kahoot game to make new connections before our Chapter event. Each Networking event you attend may be different in style and format.

6:15-7:15 PM Industry Insights

Projects Deliver Products; Products Deliver Strategy with Peter Monkhouse and Joanna Tivig

Organizations and products are failing at an alarmingly high rate in today’s economy. It is more important than ever that organizations are able to implement their strategy as effectively as possible. Studies done by PMI show that organizations who are effective at implementing strategy use projects. But this is not the full story, for an organization to achieve its strategic objectives, they need great products. This webinar will introduce the strategy implementation circle showing the role of project and products in support an organization in implementing strategy. The webinar will highlight the need for organizations to use an iterative approach to product development and project execution. The relationship between products and projects and product owners and project managers will be explored in an iterative environment that focuses on delivering products that add value to customers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the strategy implementation circle
  • Design a project execution approach to support product development
  • Describe how project managers and product owners support each other

About the Speakers

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Peter Monkhouse

Peter Monkhouse is an experienced speaker, educator, and consultant with over 40 years of experience leading teams and organizations to deliver value through projects. Peter is currently co-founder of NewGenP, a training organization focused on strategy implementation and execution. Peter has been a keynote speaker around the world and delivered courses at Ryerson, the University of Toronto, and the University of Calgary. Peter recently co-authored the bestselling book Gen P: New Generation of Product Owners who Care about Customers and has given successful presentations and workshops based on the book. Peter is an active volunteer with PMI for over 20 years serving on the PMI Board of Directors for 6 years and was the Chair of the 2012 PMI Board and the PMI Educational Foundation Board of Directors.

Joanna Tivig

Joanna Tivig has been an instructor for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for over a decade, teaching courses of product and project management. Joanna is currently Co-founder of NewGenP, a training organization focused on product management courses. She is also a bestselling co-author of the recent book Gen P – New Generation of Product Owners Who Care About Customers. Joanna has been speaking at various events and has organized Toronto Agile Conferences in 2018 and 2019. She has over 15 years of corporate experience, leading Agile software development initiatives in financial services, and applying project management practices. Joanna has a Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages and holds multiple certifications in Business, Project Management, and Agile.

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7:30-8:30 Dinner Meeting

How To Manage Disruptive Change with Bob Shafto

How to Manage Disruptive Change is about the concepts, ideas, and guidelines for rethinking the traditional business models, creating an adaptive vision of technology and talent where the focus is on the future results from today's decisions. 

About the Speaker

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Bob Shafto

Retired Chairman and CEO New England Life Insurance Company. Bob started his career at Guarantee Mutual Life, Omaha, and found his way to New England Mutual Life, Boston. He started his career assessing financial insurance risk and naturally migrated to computer systems. Once he made his way to New England Life he worked his way up to the CEO. Now retired he spends his time playing and writing music and most recently he published a book, How to Manage Disruptive Change.

Event Details

Date & Time

20 April 2021

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST-05:00)




2 Leadership