||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
graphs can be downloaded.