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Top-down Strategy, Bottoms-up Agility

Power Skills

Top-down Strategy, Bottoms-up Agility


Do you wonder how the technology leaders can make use of Agile and Lean fundamentals to create OKRs and maintain a Top-Down Strategy? The Agile teams are set up to deliver product features and big capabilities aligned to the ever-refining strategy. Such implementations at the organization level are geared towards delivering the Big Rocks first and then the small rocks and finally the gravel to ensure that the teams deliver the highest value needle-moving product feature at all times.

In this workshop you will learn to:

- Take control of the Investments

- Build Business Initiatives, Capabilities, and Features

- Create a set of OKRs

- Tie the OKRs with the Initiatives and Capabilities

Who will benefit from attending?

- Persons in transition or seeking new careers

- Current PMP®️ and/or CSM, PSM, SAFe, LeSS credential holders

- The Project / Program Manager chartered to lead agile teams

- A Product Manager working in an Agile adopted environment

- The CxO, VP, or a Director of Engineering, Operations, or Customer Care

- A Software Developer or a QA Engineer

- An Engineer and Technologist in Software, Hardware or Networking


7 (4 - Leadership, 3 - Strategic)


About the Speaker


Anup Deshpande

Anup Deshpande, has been instrumental in Agile Transformation at the enterprise level and has over 23 years of program management, business operations, and security experience in the Software Industry. He has served at the PMI San Francisco Bay Area Chapter as a Chief Governance Officer (CGO), a President, and a Board Member as well as a President at the PMI Silicon Valley Chapter in the last 10 years. He serves on the Agile Advisory Board and teaches as an Adjunct Faculty at UC Berkeley Extension for a wide variety of Agile and Project Management curricula.

He currently works at a Fortune 100 company, as a Sr. Director of Program Management and Business Operations and has tremendous energy to drive audacious goals for the company. Prior to this, he has worked at various companies including Yahoo where he spearheaded multiple cross-organizational goals to successful completion.

He has bootstrapped two software product startups successfully. He is currently focused on building Trackegy, one of his young startups where they prepare the students for the exams and take the confidence of their students off the roof making them successful to take on further career advancements.


Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to eventsmanager1@pmisfbac.org to cancel your ticket as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a fee. Cancellations after the event starts are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses.

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Type of category: Virtual Course/Training

Type of activity: Power Skills, Ways of Working, Business Acumen

Date: September 10th, 2022

Hour: 8:00AM to 3:00PM

Registration close date: September 9th, 2022 at 11:58PM

# of PDUs: 7


Members: $199.00

Non members and Guests: $209.00