Business Continuity Project Risk
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
|PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 1.0
Technical - 0.5
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By its nature, a Business Continuity Program develops plans to prepare for
the unexpected. This conflicts with a key principle of project management
- that timely decisions and certainty of goals are essential to delivering
a project successfully. Hence, however well defined the Business Continuity
Planning process may be, its outcome is subject to the uncertainties of unpredictable
events. This presentation introduces Quality Risk Management (QRM) into the
Business Continuity Planning process. QRM elevates the role of risk
identification, management and mitigation in the planning process. It transforms
where project risk is managed, putting it into the hands of the Business
Continuity Manager who is then supported by the involved business channels.
This enables the entire Business Continuity project team to collectively
share and address the issues of risk.
Allan Cytryn is a Principal with Risk Masters, Inc. He has spent more than
30 years as a senior Information Technology executive and has extensive experience
in strategy, operations, technology and business transformation. During his
15 years with Deloitte, his responsibilities included Regional CIO, National
Director of Technology for the Audit and Enterprise Risk Services practice,
and Director of Applications Development. Prior to Deloitte, he was the CIO
for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for 10 years. Before that, he spent 10
years in Vice-President roles at Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust.
Throughout his career, Mr. Cytryn has led business and IT organizations through
rapid operational and technological transformations and in adopting new and
innovative technologies in support of key strategic business objectives.
He has also led recoveries from the largest terrorist attacks in NY and London,
the 9/11 attack and the NatWest Tower Bombing.
Mr. Cytryn is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia University
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is involved in providing mentoring
and guidance to entrepreneurial start-up businesses in New York. He has published
and lectured on topics that include risk mitigation in project management,
cyber-security, and computer-assisted facilities design and planning. His
works have been cited by authors around the world.
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Career Networking LCI:
Open Networking with Alpha Consulting Corp. - Recruiters
in IT and Pharmaceutical Staffing
Hoping for a career opportunity? Don’t try this at home
- it takes a network! Socialize with your PM colleagues, exchange business
cards, sharpen your elevator speech, and share any opportunities that you
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in recent years have been landed via networking. Where will you be at 5:30
on June 21st?
Melissa Giusti of Alpha Consulting Corp., a long-time fan of PMINJ, will
be present to explore your opportunities with clients in multiple fields,
with a strong focus on Information Technology and Pharma. Be sure to introduce
yourself, describe your Unique Selling Proposition, and join Melissa’s roster
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