|Program Number: C020-17062014
Program Title: Risk Management in King Arthur’s Time
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
Four years ago, poking
about in the ruins of an ancient British Abbey, Bruce found a book written
in Old English that he has translated and is in the process of converting
to a project management novel. The book tells the story of a project manager
building watch-towers in King Arthur’s Britain who discovers project management
techniques in the process. Bruce will describe sections of this book and
examine the way project risks can be dealt with today, using effective techniques
developed over 1,500 years ago. First he will provide some background in
the project and characters. Then he will show the tools of Risk Management
Planning, Risk Identification. Risk Response Planning and how risks can be
dealt with by Avoiding, Mitigating, Transferring or Accepting them. Finally,
Bruce will go through a fascinating Root Cause Analysis done by the old project
manager leading to the original use of the ‘6 Why’s’ technique.
Bruce Fieggen, PMP, currently VP of Project Management at QPharma, has been
managing projects in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries for
over 25 years. From hundred thousand dollar validations to hundred million
dollar new product developments, Bruce successfully uses a methodology that
stresses personal commitment of team members to own and complete tasks. Bruce
teaches this methodology to hundreds of people a year and also plans over
thirty projects a year for his clients. Bruce has set up multiple Project
Management Offices and created numerous Project Management guides. Bruce is
currently writing a Project Management novel set in King Arthur’s time to
teach PM techniques in an entertaining way.
Topic: No Meeting
Career Networking LCI:
Topic: Meet & Greet
networking skills in a friendly audience! Meet your fellow PMs, name your
target firms and industries, develop contacts, and let your network know
how to help you. Offer your help as well - share contact info and follow
up after the meeting.
Join us before the dinner meeting, bring your business cards, and have fun
Topic: Quarterly Panel Discussion
The PMINJ PMO
LCI will host its quarterly Panel Discussion facilitated by the core PMO
LCI team. We will discuss some of the challenges and pitfalls in running
a program / program office. It will be an interactive session where participants
will have an opportunity to discuss some of the issues and challenges that
they face in running a PMO in their workplace. The panel experts will provide
insights into some of their experiences how they successfully navigated those
challenges. It will be a great opportunity to learn about the best practices
and hear from one of the best PMO practitioners in the industry in the area.
We look forward to your active participation.