PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

Symposium

The event featured four keynote presentations and two tracks of excellent presentations—14 education-focused PDUs, for PMI credential holders—covering topics such as:

  • Using Agile methods to minimize risk and deliver results
  • Assessing and dealing with schedule risks
  • Risk management in environments of constant change
  • Program risk management
  • Information Technology project risk
  • Project portfolio risk management
  • Managing Uncertainty in energy-related projects
  • Introducing risk processes in skeptical organizations
  • Effective risk information communications
  • Business transformation risk management
  • Dealing with overconfidence and excessive project optimism
  • …And much more

Presentations included:

  • Case studies – examples of project and program risk situations, with practical responses and solutions
  • Skills and techniques – new ideas, tips, and practical advice for finding and anticipating significant risks, communicating risk information, assessing and managing risks, and other useful risk management techniques
  • Success stories and valuable lessons learned – experiences you can benefit from shared by project leaders who have completed risky projects and programs

Over the two days of keynotes, presentations, and discussions, the attendes heard from and connected with leading risk managers from Silicon Valley and beyond. They left with a deeper understanding to proactively and efficiently defend their project, team or organization, while making sure they were also in position to take advantage of unexpected opportunity.

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