Virtual Luncheon | Lifecycles: How to Organize Programs to Reduce Risk, Release Often, and Build Trust | Johanna Rothman (Business Acumen PDU)

Business Acumen

PMI Honolulu Hawaii Chapter Virtual Meeting 

Title: Lifecycles: How to Organize Programs to Reduce Risk, Release Often, and Build Trust


Speaker:  Johanna Rothman  |  President, Rothman Consulting Group, Inc.  

Date:  Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 12:00 Noon - 1:00pm Hawaii Time

Topic Description:  

Your product requires several teams working together to create the final deliverable—a program. If you’ve ever worked on a program, you probably experienced times when one team needed to access work that another team had not yet completed. And if you tried to contort a waterfall approach, you might have wondered if you could ever ship this product. You can avoid those problems when you consider which lifecycle to use and when.

In this talk, Johanna will discuss the various lifecycles: serial, iterative, incremental, combinations, and agile. And she’ll explain how you can create your lifecycle, which will fit your product’s risk profile and release needs. The more often you can release, even internally, the more you can lower your risk. And you’ll build trust within the program and across the organization. 

Learning Objectives:  This event has the following learning objectives:

> Learn which risks each lifecycle manages

> Assess your program for the risks you want to manage

> Differentiate between internal and external releasing

> Assess your culture to see which lifecycles are most appropriate for your program

Speaker's Bio: 

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” offers frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams learn to see simple and reasonable things which might work. Equipped with this knowledge, they can decide how to adapt their product development.

With her trademark practicality and humor, Johanna is the author of 18 books about many aspects of product development. Her most recent books are the Modern Management Made Easy series. Find the Pragmatic Manager, a monthly email newsletter, and her blogs at and



Twitter Handle: @johannarothman. URL:


Event Information:  Zoom information will be provided with your registration confirmation.

PMI Talent Triangle: This free webinar qualifies for 1 Business Acumen PDU which will be reported for event-attending PMIHNL chapter members.



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Type of category: General Membership Meeting

Type of activity: Business Acumen

Date: April 20th, 2023

Hour: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1


Students: Free

Members: Free

Non members: $10.00


Virtual Meeting via Zoom