Zero Dark Thirty: Team Performance in Action

In 2011, with short notice, Navy SEAL Team Six (DEVGRU) was deployed on a mission to kill Osama bin Laden.  This elite fighting force was the frontline force in Operation Neptune Spear–made famous through the film Zero Dark Thirty and the book No Easy Day.  So, what does project management have to do with the SEALs?  At all levels in the operation–from the SEAL Team and the flight crews to the White House and CIA, there was strategic and tactical planning and execution of scope, schedule, and roles & responsibilities.  Come to this session to learn interactively how this moment in history can improve your project management capability.

Through a mix of activities, film clips, and techniques, Bill will show you new way to lead your project teams, manage your risks and assumptions better and apply lessons immediately.  You will learn how to evolve your project management capability to become more agile and adaptive to the ever-changing business needs in a disciplined organization.  These techniques may be applied to small and large projects in various types of applications–IT, engineering, manufacturing, and business change.

Learner objectives:

  • Understand how to bring discipline to an undisciplined organization.
  • Learn how to apply agile techniques without losing control.
  • Sharpen your communication skills to provide clarity, conciseness, and urgency.
  • Quickly identify and assess project risks and assumptions.