November 19, 2002 Sheraton Tarra
Risking a Last Stand - Risk Emotional Quotient

PDP Information:
Program Number: C020-19112002 
Program Title: "Risking a Last Stand - Risk Emotional Quotient" 
PDUs: 1.5 
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 08 
Process: 06 
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: NJ/PMI Chapter
Angyne J. Schock-Smith is President of ARYSTA PROJEX, INC. 

Picture the Little Big Horn River, Montana Territory, 1876.  Ride with ‘General’ George Armstrong Custer and 246 men of the US 7th Cavalry, as they face over 2000 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.  Now fast forward in time, three years, to Rorke’s Drift, Natal, South Africa, 1879.  Stand with Lieutenant John Rouse Merriott Chard and 135 men of the British 24th Infantry, as they face over 4000 Zulu warriors.  Why did one force perish to the last man and the other suffer only 17 casualties, earning 11 Victoria Crosses and a tribute from the retreating Zulu warriors? 

What are the risk strategies that Custer ignored, but Chard followed instinctively?  How can these historical 'lessons learned' translate into modern risk management practices for the 21st century?  Come along on a multi-media journey to recognize the pitfalls and discover the enablers for implementing a PMBOK-based risk management methodology in your business environment.  Any project manager who is struggling to get Risk Management recognized as a critical part of a corporate project environment should attend.  Be prepared to learn some creative ways to prove the case for proactively managing project risks.  Bring along sponsors, team members, functional managers, and anyone else who needs to buy into the process.

Angyne J. Schock-Smith is President of ARYSTA PROJEX, INC., an independent project management consulting and training practice. She partners with other firms in the project management industry to deliver nationally recognized training in Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, project management tools and processes, and project leadership.

Angyne's view graphs can be downloaded.

Ed Miller presents an award to Angyne. 
Ed Miller talks with Angyne's daughter and husband.

Updated: 09Jun09