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October - Virtual Chapter Event

Strategic Business Management skills

Studies show that as few as 1 in 7 people are able to successfully navigate the discussions that are necessary to change organizational strategies when they are faced with planning that is based on incorrect foundations (e.g., Grenny, Maxfield, & Shimberg, 2007). This is because most organizational cultures reward silence over evidence-based, decision-making. When organizations don’t include the underlying foundations (i.e. mental models) behind their strategic approach and/or don’t promote a culture amenable to challenging false assumptions, then people within the organization may see that a strategic approach will be unsuccessful, but they tend not to lift a finger to correct the strategy. 

The purpose of the webinar is to familiarize attendees with new techniques in strategic management.  The webinar begins with an overview of the nature of strategy and its main components. It includes a detailed explanation of the context, mental models, decisions, and activities that rely on each other in order produce a comprehensive picture of strategy for the organization.  The webinar concludes with an explanation of the relationships between the components and a Q&A period where the group can explore implications for their organization.

Learning Objectives

Understand the paradigms associated with traditional Strategy Management vs. Agile Strategy Management

Learn how each component of strategy should drive the other components

Understand the best ways to link strategy to execution

Explore how to apply those changes to your entire organization

Join Brian Levy, as he presents “Agile Strategy - How to enable strategic alignment throughout your entire organization”.


Brian Levy is the President of BridgePort Digital, an organizational optimization firm specializing in the bridging the gap between strategic goals and strategic execution. While others in the industry have avoided metrics, Brian has been able to consistently improve productivity by over 30% within 3 to 6 months of operation verified with predefined metrics by aligning an organization’s performance management processes to the appropriate strategic approach. He’s accomplished this by coaching executives through strategic planning and the pioneering techniques of Agile Strategy Management. As an avid fan of continuous improvement, Brian often takes the time to engage in executive coaching personally in order to learn new skills to transfer to his employees. However, his real joy is in putting his Scrum@Scale Trainer status to use in the classroom and training others in the techniques which lead to organizational optimization. That joy is most often utilized via training underrepresented minorities in careers related to software development and using his 10-year-old daughter to explain Management by Acceptance concepts

We look forward to seeing you at our virtual event on October 5th  

 Event Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Location: Online (link to be emailed to attendees prior to the event)


  • 12:00 pm    Speaker presentation
  • 1:00 pm      End of session


  • $10 + GST Pre-Registered PMI Manitoba Members
  • $15 + GST Pre-Registered Non-Members

Event Info:  

  • Registration closes Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 12:00 pm 
  • Event attendance is worth one (1) Strategic Business Management Professional Development Unit (PDU) 
  • No refunds. Substitutions permitted providing the substitute is eligible for the same price.
  • Subject to Event Policies: https://pmimanitoba.org/event-policies 

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Type of category: Monthly Meetings

Type of activity: Strategic Business Management skills

Date: October 5th, 2021

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

# of PDUs: 1


Members: $10.00

Non members and Guests: $15.00