Radical Risk Identification - Moving Risk Management into the 21st Century
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Greensboro Station Conference Center, Curie and Drew Conference Rooms
1710 SAIC Drive
(Within the center: Curie and Drew Conference Rms) McLean, VA, 22102
This session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.
About the Presentation
The PMBOK defines risk as ‘an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives such as scope, schedule, cost or quality’. Known and unknown risks can impact projects significantly if not addressed. If risks are not identified, they cannot be addressed. If a risk costs $1000 to address early in a project, studies show that cost can increase to $300,000-$500,000 later in the project when hardware, software or both must be modified. Program risk identification is usually an ad hoc, non-comprehensive exercise.
An extensive analysis of hundreds of programs has revealed a common set of program risks. By evaluating projects with a standard, comprehensive set of risks, projects can significantly reduce the monies required to address known and unknown risks, as well as avoid performance shortfalls.
In Tysons Corner, entries into parking from Hwy 7, near intersections of Westpark Drive or Greensboro Drive. Photo ID is required. Conference center can be directly and quickly accessed from the Metro's (Silver Line) Greensboro Station stop. Covered garage parking will NOT be validated as before, but parking is free in the above ground parking lot next to the building marked as 'Event Parking.'
Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.Negotiation / Conflict
Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.
Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)
About the Speaker
Laurie Wiggins is the CEO and Founder of Sysenex Incorporated, a systems engineering company. She led her company in the development of Program Risk ID, a first to market risk identification software capability for product and service development and modification. An entrepreneur and an engineer, she has established two other companies including a space payload services firm, ToSpace Inc. and was a co-founder of New Leaf Global, an environmental company.
Ms. Wiggins has 28 years of experience in engineering and business development. As a systems engineer, formerly with The Boeing Company, she has experience on several successful development programs including Space Station Freedom, the Sea Launch launch vehicle and satellite accommodations, flown space experiments, Next Generation US air traffic control systems and software development. She has worked with the National Geographic Society and World Vision International on strategic planning for carbon credit programs. She has assisted numerous clients in obtaining new business via proposal writing. Ms. Wiggins is a consultant to firms in the aerospace and IT industries resulting in a broad experience base. Her strategic systems perspective enables her unique problem identification and solution skills, and enhances her ability to bring seemingly disparate elements together to create innovative solutions. In addition to her technical skills, she has a solid business perspective focused on customer satisfaction.
About the Tyson's Corner Luncheons
PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.
Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).
Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend.