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Risk Management Strategies and Tactics

June 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA

This course provides an overview of project risk management techniques. Participants identify project risks and manage those risks throughout the project life cycle. Specific emphasis will be placed throughout the course with having a proactive mindset with response to risk for effective project management.

  • After completion of this course the participant will be able to:
  • Define risk management
  • Understand the advantages of risk management as a process
  • Identify all project risks in a team environment
  • Write effective risk statements
  • Perform qualitative risk analysis for project risks
  • Develop the criteria for a qualitative risk matrix
  • Plot qualitative risks on a risk matrix
  • Perform quantitative risk analysis for project risks
  • Use three point estimates to characterize costs and schedule risks
  • Perform expected value calculations
  • Select quantitative or qualitative risk analysis based on the +’s and -‘s of each method
  • Generate risk response plans
  • Screen and prioritize risks
  • Communicate Risks to project stakeholders to maximize customer satisfaction
  • Explain how our “risk attitudes” affects how we manage risks
  • Understand the importance of updating risk plans
  • Recognize that risk monitoring and control is an ongoing process


The first class I've taken where I've gotten more than just PDU's. And I've taken many! Excellent use of stories or quotes that are applied to the subject (risks). This class is better than the best!’ — P. Theriault American Airlines

It re-energized me in the role of risk manager. I am excited to roll up my sleeves and get started.’ — K. MacDonald CH2M Hill

Dr. Brown takes what would ordinarily be a dry, dull subject and breathes life into it, making it fun and interesting and much easier to remember.’ — S. Hood Dell

About James:

James T. Brown Ph.D., president of SEBA® Solutions Inc., a Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute, has provided project management training for dozens of companies nationally and internationally. He has sixteen years of NASA experience that includes “hands on” experience as a team member, project manager and serving in executive level organizational leadership roles.

He has served as a subject matter expert for a leading project software vendor and is the author of The Handbook of Program Management published by McGraw-Hill. He also provides project management training online and has been published in numerous project management publications including PM Network, PE Magazine, PMI Community Post, Projects@Work, The Systems Thinker and PM World Today.

Dr. Brown has a patent for a project scheduling methodology, and has received numerous awards including “Engineer of the Year” from the Cape Canaveral Technical Societies and is a recipient of the “NASA Public Service Medal” for exceptional contributions to NASA’s mission.

He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the National Speakers Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Florida’s Technological Research and Development Authority.

James has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).

Group Discounts:

Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more from the same company or association. For more information, contact VP Education.

Become a PMI member and receive discounted pricing on all Puget Sound PMI Chapter exam reviews, seminars and chapter events. All PMI members receive complimentary electronic versions of PMI standards and discounts to Puget Sound PMI Chapter events.

Note: New memberships need to be completed 48 hours before advantage can be taken of member discounts and benefits.

PDUs for this class: 7


$310.00 PMI Members
$260.00 Earlybird rate before June 5

$330.00 Nonmembers
$280.00 Earlybird rate before June 5