PMI Southeast Wisconsin Chapter

Thriving in the Gig Economy

Thriving in the Gig Economy

November 2020 Evening Event - 1 PDU


Wednesday, November 4, 2020
6:00-7:30 p.m. 


Link to be provided

Presentation Summary:

What do an Uber driver, a scrum master, a freelance writer and a contract
project manager / product owner have in common? The answer is that they are
all a part of the gig economy.

One of the fastest growing trends in employment is a move away from
full-time contracts. Instead, both employers and workers are pursuing
alternative arrangements, including temporary or project-based contracts.

It wasn’t that long ago that people graduating from college or university
would go searching for a permanent position with regular pay periods,
consistent hours and employee benefits. However, the proportion of such jobs
is shrinking.

The emergence of new digital technologies has meant a shift in companies
employment strategies. They are looking to reduce their costs by hiring less
full-time staff in favor of short-term support based on immediate needs.

On the flip side, peoples’ preferences regarding job structures are also
changing. Workers have realized that contracting out their services to a mix
of companies allows them flexibility in determining the amount of time they
spend working and the types of work they do.

Where the two sides meet is where we find the gig economy.

Those participating in the gig economy call themselves freelancers,
independent professionals, contract workers and independent contractors.
It’s easy to think of this group as a bunch of millennials looking to escape
the traditional 9 to 5, but among those participating in the gig economy are
experienced nurses, project managers, scrum masters, agile coaches, engineers and marketing consultants.

Talk learning objectives – be BOLDeR© – based on Michael : Success in the Gig Economy -

* What are the fundamental pre-requisites for branding yourself for gig economy employment?
* What does it take to thrive in the Covid19 gig economy?
* How can you prepare for gig economy employment?

Participants receive a FREE Blue Ocean Guide:

They also receive a SPECIAL discount to Michael’s

How to Thrive in the Covid-19 Gig Economy Course

BOLDeR© Technique:

Believe – fast failure wins, change the narrative
Open your eyes – core competencies, NLP, SI
Let’s move ahead – plan and budget
Dance to the music – use Agile Kanban to flow
Retrospect – cadence is king

Michael Nir

Michael Nir, President Sapir Consulting US, is a Business Agility Architect and Strategist; known for his passion, creativity and innovation; His Masters in Engineering and, training in Gestalt balance his technical know-how with emotional intelligence. Michael inspires people and teams to change, experientially and emotionally, while climbing the hill AND reaching the summit.

Check out Michael’s Quest for Agile YouTube: How to Survive Your First Day of Remote Work WITHOUT Going Insane .

The author of twelve books on influence, consumer experience, and Lean Agile project management, Michael delivers practical skills gained from eighteen years of experience leading change at global organizations in diverse industries.

Michael's latest book, a personal book: How I Lost 17 Pounds During COVID19:


Opening: 6:00-6:15 p.m.
Speaker presentation: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Closing: 7:15-7:30 p.m. 



Event Properties

Event Date 11-04-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date 11-04-2020 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 01-01-2020
Capacity 100
Registered 36 [View List]
Available place 64
Cut off date 11-04-2020 8:00 pm
No. of Leadership PDUs 1
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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