Meetup: June 23, 2021 – 18.30
Speakers: Peter Monkhouse, Joanna Tivig
What is product ownership? Why should project managers care? We are living in an ever-changing world. Product and even companies are failing at an alarming rate. Yes, this is due in part due to COVID-19, but there are many other reasons as well. To be successful organizations need to implement their strategy with more urgency than ever before. To implement a strategy, organizations are starting to recognize the importance of products and services, in the delivery of value to customers, and implementing strategy in organizations. Project managers not only need to understand the role of their project to support the strategy of organizations but how the product they are building will support that strategy and realize the value to customers.
This event, using examples, will look at the inter-dependency between products projects, programs, and projects. The event will highlight the need for project managers to understand the relationship between projects and products to support organizations in implementing strategy and to deliver successful projects and products.
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 presented as host at the Toronto Agile Conference 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.
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 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 including 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 and was Chair of the 2918 Board.