FNL Project Management Training

Advanced Risk Management Seminar Sponsored by the CPAD PMO

Thursday, April 16, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
ATRF Auditorium
This event qualifies for 8.00 PDUs*.
Presented by Carl Pritchard, PMP, EVP, PMI-RMP

Risk Management is an evolutionary topic with new developments on a regular basis. In the Advanced Risk Management seminar, Carl Pritchard, PMP® takes participants through the advanced concepts of setting organizational thresholds and triggers, building risk models and working with the newest concepts in risk management, including the Risk Breakdown Structure. Through hands-on case practice, the course examines alternative means to ensure consistent risk management practice and protocols, and to apply metrics to project risk as project go from feasibility to implementation and change. As a component of the program, participants will build a sample risk model.

Course Outline:

What constitutes “advanced”?
Risk Metrics
PMO applications
Monte Carlo for schedule and cost
New approaches

Organizational Risk Parameters
Setting risk thresholds
Building risk triggers
Risk Modeling
PMO roles in Risk Modeling
Setting Critical Areas
Weighting a Model
Model Construction
Modeling and Contingency Budgeting

Metrics in Risk Identification/Prioritization
Risk Breakdown Structures
Risk by Volume

Metrics in Quantification
Monte Carlo
Schedule Applications
Cost Applications

Strategies, History, Templates

Carl Pritchard, PMP, PMI-RMP is a risk management guru, trainer and speaker, and has authored six texts in project management. His latest, The Risk Management Memory Jogger (Goal/QPC). Carl presents around the world on risk management and project management and served as lead chapter author of the risk management chapter of the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) 4th Edition. He's a member of PMI Baltimore and a resident of Frederick, MD.

*After the presentation, the names and e-mail addresses of those in attendance will be provided to Carl Pritchard. You will receive an e-mail certificate including PDU information for PMPs. You should receive your PDU certificate (as a PDF) within one week of the presentation.

Seating is limited to 30. LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED. Attendees will be responsible for their own lunch. Please email your interest in attending this seminar no later than April 10, 2015 to Teresa Stitely at mailto:teresa.stitely@fnlcr.nih.gov.

Lunchtime Seminar Series Sponsored by the CPAD PMO

The Contract Planning and Administration Directorate PMO is pleased to continue the Lunchtime Seminars. The one-hour seminars are scheduled at Noon in Building 549. Please note seminar locations. Seminar descriptions and dates are provided below.

Lessons Learned at Leidos (NCI at Frederick)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, NOON – 1PM
Building 549, Café
The person in the next cube knows something you don’t. Really. In this session, you get a chance to find out what it is. This hour focuses on the keys in capturing and sharing lessons learned through real-world rehearsal. Participants will share their best insights on surviving and thriving in the Leidos environment and will examine ways to get their messages out across the Leidos community.

10 Questions to Risk Appetite and Attitude

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, NOON – 1PM
Building 549, Café
The risk community is awash in conversations about the distinctions between risk appetite (what we can “stomach”) and risk attitude (how we act on it). It’s not a big problem when we’re the only people in the room. But in managing others, it’s a good idea to find out just how far they’re willing to go with risk and what the implications are for our projects and the organization as a whole.

We the Willing… I am Down to My Last Nerve… Today is Not Your Day… Cubicle Wisdom—An Oxymoron?

Thursday, May 7, 2015, NOON – 1PM
Building 549, Café
In this hour, Carl Pritchard argues that cubicle wisdom and the land of Dilbert® provide powerful insight into how we, as managers should (or in most cases, should not) be behaving. Carl looks at one organization that forbids negative talk on the cubicle wall and why that may not be the best solution.

Futures Thinking

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, NOON – 1PM
Building 549, Café
Taking a look into the crystal ball. One of the steps forward in risk management in the past few years has been a focus on futures thinking. That’s the concept that if we can identify the range of possible futures, we can better shape the world to create a higher probability that the most desired future will become reality. In this session, participants will look at their own futures, identify impediments to the desired future and examine what it will take to get to that optimal outcome.

HEY! I Have an Idea!

Thursday, July 23, 2015, NOON – 1PM
Building 549, Café
One of the great challenges in any environment is coming up with new ideas. The wonderful aspect of this is that they are all around you. In this one-hour session, Carl offers dozens of resources for building the body of ideas and points to the possibilities that abound in the world around us. (Bonus points for coming to the session having watched at least one episode of Cosmos or Connections.

Positive Intent

Thursday, August 13, 2015, NOON – 1PM
Building 549, Café
You’re not paranoid if they are out to get you. But most of the time, they’re not. And investing time in that “they’re-out-to-get-me” place is self-defeating and depressing. This end-of-summer session takes a look at the practice of assuming positive intent and how it is becoming progressively more prevalent in global society. The implications in project management are legion, as we rely largely on the support of others to make our projects succeed…and consistently hope that they’re working in our best interests. We’ll look at how assuming positive intent actually feeds on itself and makes the entire environment more positive, leading to better and more consistent outcomes.

Leidos Project Management Training and Professional Development Opportunities (for Leidos employees)

The Leidos Project Management Professional Credential Training Program is designed for qualified Leidos project managers to prepare them for the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Professional Credential Examination (www.pmi.org). Other project team members or functional staff should typically consider the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential.

Leidos is a Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). You can visit SAIC (ISSAIC) resources to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) used by PMI's Project Management Professionals (PMP®) to maintain their credential.

HHS University Training Opportunities

HHS University through the HHS Learning Portal offers a variety of project management courses at no cost to you as a government employee or contractor. Log on to the HHS Learning Portal (https://lms.learning.hhs.gov/ to view all training opportunities available. Instructions on how to logon to the learning portal can be found at https://hhsu.learning.hhs.gov/lms/logon.asp .

Other Training Opportunities

For those of you who are PMPs interested in earning PDUs, or interested in sitting for the PMI PMP exam, or simply attending PM courses, click here for classes offered by Carl Pritchard, PMP, EVP, RMP.