Jordon Sims

Strategic Advisor – Organization Relations at PMI

Amanda Good

Amanda Good

NextPerts Initiative Lead – PMI Global Executive Council

Design Thinking in Today’s Organization

As the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Pulse of the Profession® research reveals a staggering 83 percent of organizations lack maturity with benefits realization, a key factor given the fundamentals of budget, scope, and schedule are no longer adequate alone for competitive advantage.

Well targeted, delivered, and sustained project benefits drive alignment of project portfolios to deliver on strategy, and Design Thinking is another tool to enhance an organization’s project business in doing so.

Additionally, Design Thinking is a great way for organizations to equip their project teams to better manage ambiguity in innovative environments, navigate complex problems, experiment rapidly, communicate more effectively, and increase the ability to respond to ever changing customer requirements.

This presentation will also include an overview of Design Thinking in action with the exclusive PMI® Global Executive Council, not only as a means to generate new approaches to common project challenges, but to also engage the next generation of project leaders within these organizations, known as “Global Executive Council NextPerts” and their development of a Benefits Thinking Movement.


Bio Jordon Sims:

Jordon Sims is the Strategic Advisor – Organization Relations, for the Project Management Institute. In his current role, Jordon is responsible for PMI’s relationships around the globe for both industry and government, in order to demonstrate to organizations the attainable value and positive business results via effective project, program, and portfolio management.

Jordon is responsible for PMI’s strategic engagement across the Americas (US, Canada, & Latin America) and Austral-Asia with corporations, federal agencies/ministries, and parliamentary/legislative bodies. Jordon leads the PMI Global Executive Council, an elite network of professionals from leading multinational corporations and government entities focused on projectized approaches to executing business strategy.

Jordon holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics from the US Naval Academy, and a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from Old Dominion University.

Bio Amanda Good:

Amanda Good is currently the NextPert Initiative Lead Facilitator for PMI’s Global Executive Council. In this role, Amanda is responsible for advocating for and supporting the inclusion of next-generation perspectives in everyday business operations, realizing and building upon the amount of knowledge that spans generations within the project management workforces of organizations. Using a design-thinking approach, Amanda facilitates workshops for the NextPerts to support Global Executive Council organizations in their effort to target and develop next-generation communities within their workforce to create processes and programs specifically aimed at harnessing identifiable talents of this generation.

Based in Washington, D.C., Amanda, as a member of PMI’s larger corporate and government relations team, also focuses on government relations efforts, advising on implementation of key legislation/policies, and analyzing various trends and results as related to our global efforts.


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