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"The Full Contact Sport of Risk Management: How to Ensure the Success of Any Project" Speaker: Crystal M. Smith, Metro Region (Ballantyne, Charlotte & University) Virtual Meeting

Strategic Business Management


The Full Contact Sport of Risk Management: How to Ensure the Success of Any Project


Presentation Description: 

From small to large; non-profit to for profit; and government projects all involve risk.  As project management practitioners, what is your strategy for risk management?  Develop a plan and store it in a desk and never look at it again?  Conduit weekly/monthly risk discussions?  Inability to focus on risk due to lack of resources or higher priority actions?  My organization does not perform risk management, what is it?


Learning Objective / Outcomes: 

During this talk, Ms. Smith will share risk management and identification tips learned in her 20+ years’ experience in construction and project management.  Discuss how to determine the correct level of implementation based on project or organization attributes, and how as Project Manager you can effectively communicate your challenges to Key stakeholders and manage expectations.   


Speaker: Crystal M. Smith 


Speaker Bio: 

Crystal M. Smith has over 20 years of experience in project management, construction, corporate real estate, cost analysis, and quality control. She has worked in over 13 Cities in the US and in Leiden, Holland, the Netherlands on International Assignment.

She currently serves as a Project Director for Duke Energy leading the construction of a new 40 story tower in Uptown Charlotte, NC.  She is responsible for managing the Construction team including the Construction Manager and multiple General Contractors, ensuring budget adherence, cost change control, driving project schedule, and overall project execution.   She is also an Adjunct Professor teaching in the Master of Science in Project Management Program in the Bovard College at the University of Southern California.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Systems from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) in the areas of Building, Design and Construction.  Also, she is a member of the Project Management Institute, the US Green Building Council, Society of Women Engineers, National Association of Women in Construction and a Lifetime member of the National Society of Black Engineers. Additionally, she sits on the University of Pennsylvania Engineering Alumni Board for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


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Type of category: Charlotte

Type of activity: Strategic Business Management

Date: June 21st, 2022

Hour: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Members: Free

Non members: $20.00

Students: $10.00