Better understanding of Risk Management, Speaker: Dr. Robert Wright, West Region Virtual Community Meeting (Asheville & Fayetteville)
There are many things a project manager must do. Managing risk is a topic that fails to get a lot of discussion, yet is an area that can cause an otherwise savvy project manager to have a failed project. We will discuss the following topics and review common and perhaps not so common risk tools. During this one hour session we will discuss the following topics related to risk: What is risk? Do I need a Risk Management Plan? What is the Risk Management Process and what tools can the project manager use to identify, monitor and mitigate risk? What is, why and how do I set up a Risk Management Team? What are the roles, products, responsibilities of Risk Management Teams? What do the following topics have to do with risk and why should I care? – Lead, – supporting, – management, – schedule, – deliverables.
Bio: Dr. Wright is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with extensive experience in medium to large software application projects. Dr. Wright is the president of Wright Management and Consulting Group, a VA certified small business. He has managed many multi-million dollar software projects during his career. His most recent engagement was leading a $10 million project and mentoring a team of 12 military, government and contractor personnel on project management tools and methodologies. Dr. Wright’s recent experience includes the use of project management methods to manage the development and use of commercial cell phone technology and applications in government emergency management and military operations. He has also led independent research to develop courses of action and recommendations for decision makers at Joint Staff levels. Dr. Wright has published articles and presented at professional symposia on many project management topics over the years. He has taught project management boot camps for the PMP credential, as well as classes on MS Project. Dr Wright retired from the Army after 32 years of service.