Risk and Opportunity Management

Center for Technology and Management Education

How long?

  • 2 days
  • in person

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Center for Technology and Management Education


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Who should attend

Managers, project managers, business analysts, and technical professionals wanting to improve their project management skills.

About the course

Our individual two-day courses teach each of the three essential competencies that every project manager needs for success: project earned value management, managing multiple projects, and project risk management. These courses are offered individually or may be included in a customized certificate program at your company.

For projects to succeed, your team needs a well-structured and cost-effective risk management program. Your talent will learn proven methods and tools for recognizing, assessing, and responding to project risks. One key to this course is the use of real-life examples.


  • Identifying what can go wrong on a project during each of its phases
  • Determining which risks are important and warrant mitigation
  • Establishing cost trades among different mitigation candidates
  • Identifying and avoiding duplicated mitigation
  • Preparing an effective risk statement
  • Generating strategies to deal with critical risks
  • Determining the expected value of a mitigation strategy
  • Determining the size of the contingency reserve for the project
  • Making decisions under uncertainty and risk


Nathaniel Crews

Nathaniel Crews, MBA, PMP, has over 35 year of experience as an application developer, systems integrator, project manager, program manager, PMO director, scrum master and agile coach. He has managed over 30 projects, ranging from small projects to enterprise programs in aerospace, automotive, fi...

Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen, PMP, specializes in project management, quality improvement, product development, futures research and strategic planning. He assists manufacturing and service organizations in forecasting their future, developing successful products, and developing and deploying practical stra...

Rick Hefner

Rick Hefner, PhD, specializes in systems development and maintenance; project management; Lean Six Sigma; process improvement, technology transfer; and risk management. His experience spans over 35 years. Dr. Hefner recently served as director of process management at Northrop Grumman Corporatio...

Shreekant Agrawal

Shreekant Agrawal, PhD, has over 32 years of aerospace industry experience. He is currently an engineering manager of the Flight Sciences department in Northrop Grumman Aerospace Sector. Earlier, he was a technical fellow in the Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) division, working in str...

Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner has over 22 years of experience in the aerospace industry at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, supporting space imaging systems in the advanced instruments division. He has experience in system engineering, electronics design, optical system design, flight instrument integration and ...

Leroy Hanneman

Leroy Hanneman specializes in systems engineering. He has over 40 years of experience in national security research, government technology policy, and defense, space and commercial aerospace. Mr. Hanneman founded core organizations in large-scale requirements integration, strategy analysis and co...

James Hines

Jim Hines has over 30 years of industrial experience in commercial, civil and military programs. He worked at the Boeing Company for 18 years. At Boeing, Mr. Hines was director of systems engineering at Huntington Beach. His department supported people, processes, tools and technologies for Shutt...

Jim McGinnis

Jim McGinnis has over 40 years of project management and systems engineering experience. He has management experience in development, test, integration, qualification and deployment of complex systems. His executive experience includes work as president of Real-Time Laboratories LLC, manufacturin...

Steve McNamara

Steve McNamara has over 40 years of experience in supply chain management, major subcontractor management and supplier quality, specializing in the management of technically-complex development and production subcontractors on defense and communication space satellite systems, air combat systems ...

Anthony Freeman

Tony Freeman, PhD, is the manager of the Innovation Foundry at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The Innovation Foundry is JPL's incubator for ideas, and helps between 100 and 150 formulation teams mature their innovative thoughts into mission concepts every year. These ideas span all of JP...

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