Design Thinking from Project Outputs to Portfolio outcomes

Jennifer Tharp

Project managers are magical beasts.  You tell them exactly what you want done, and they will make it happen.  But what happens when our goals aren’t that clear?  Well, maybe an agile approach would be better.  But what about when our goals are really unclear?  There’s a lot of volatility and uncertainty in this new world.  We want to do the right thing, and we’re questioning long-standing assumptions.  How can we come up with a new approach, a new mindset, a new way of thinking to solve the problems it took decades to create?  We need to expand our toolset to create a more sustainable world.  In this session, we will learn the fundamentals of design thinking, and learn how to apply those to transform our way of thinking about project and portfolio management.