PMI Willamette Valley Chapter

Lunch Webinar: Taming a HiPPO with Data-Driven Culture

Lunch Webinar: Taming a HiPPO with Data-Driven Culture

Lunch Webinar: Taming a HiPPO with Data-Driven Culture

HiPPO, the acronym for "highest paid person's opinion," is the manager who pops into your project at the last moment and offers an opinion on what to do to make the project, or product, a success. This may or may not be a great idea. In this discussion, we will examine how you can depersonalize decision-making and make the decision about facts, not what the HiPPO thinks. We will investigate healthy conflict, and respectful interjection with meaningful data.

So many times, data-driven decisions are sidelined by the highest-ranking person in the room's experience and insight. In many instances, this is ok. In others, it's not. When a HiPPO is in the room and a difficult decision needs to be made but there's no data or data analysis to determine the right course of action one way or another, the group will often defer to the judgement of the HiPPO. And more and more frequently, decisions not backed by data are guiding your organization in the wrong direction. But how can we change this?



We will be utilizing a virtual platform for this presentation. Before the start of the event, a confirmation email will be sent to register for your unique webinar access.

Event Properties

Event Date 09-18-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 09-18-2020 1:30 pm
Registration Start Date 08-03-2020
Capacity 98
Cut off date 09-18-2020 9:00 am
Individual Price FREE for Chapter Members
No. of Strategic PDUs .5
No. of Leadership PDUs .5
PMI Event Number C135BWCH69
Location Virtual Platform


11.45 - 12.00pm

Meeting Sign on and virtual networking

Attendees sign onto virtual platform.

12.00pm - 1.00pm


Taming a HiPPO with Data-Driven Culture

1.00pm - 1.15pm


Final Q&A


Michael Roberts, SPC, ICP-AHR, ICP-ATF, A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+

Director of Customer Engagement

Michael Roberts is an IT industry professional with more than 20 years of experience in project management, application management, software development, business analysis, operations management, and more. His industry certifications include those from Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICAgile, and the Scaled Agile Framework. With his experience as a technology executive, he's guided many companies to successful IT and software projects, and become skilled strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarks performance against key operational targets and goals.

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