Workshop: Proven Techniques for Identifying Initial Project Risks / Opportunities

August 19, 2017
8:30 AM MDT to 12:30 PM MDT
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Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs
4435 N Chestnut St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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  • 1 Leadership
  • 3 Technical Project Management



Do you want to become your project’s Risk Management champion?

Are you tired of stakeholders not taking risk management seriously? 

Then it’s time to learn (by doing), how to use a proven risk/opportunity identification technique, used on several multi-billion dollar projects, to gain stakeholder buy-in. 

Attendees will be grouped into teams four, each with a specific project team role.  Everyone will then watch a video of a $1.4B construction project, and read shortened SOW & documented deliverables.  Using the information from the video and documents, you will learn how to use and populate the risk/opportunity taxonomy, rate identified risks/opportunities probabilities & impacts, and populate a risk/opportunity register.  The final step is to out-brief findings.

It will be an action packed four hours!!



  1. Develop an appreciation for early identification of project Risks/Opportunities 
  2. Understand the importance of using a Risk/Opportunity Taxonomy 
  3. Understand how to prevent “Group Think” from killing the identification of project Risks/Opportunities 
  4. Explain the importance of being able to answer the question, “What’s in it for me?”


 In This Workshop We Will Cover:

  • Why implement a Risk Management Program? 
  • The importance of identifying Risks/Opportunities Early 
  • Identification Techniques 
    • How to use a Risk/Opportunity Taxonomy 
    • How to Facilitate Discussion on Risks/Opportunities 
    • How to avoid “Group Think” 
    • How to finalize population of Initial Risk/Opportunity Register 
  • Conduct Risk/Opportunity Identification Project Team Exercise 
  • How to Ensure Success by Answering “What’s in it for me?” 
  • Questions and Comments

Program Facilitator:

Chuck Sammon, MA, PMP


Chuck Sammon, MA, PMP, currently works for Harris Corporate on the SENSOR Contract as the Enterprise Program Manager and Training for over 300 employees. He conducts training classes on MS Project 2010, Earned Value Management, Risk Management and many more project related subjects. Chuck is also an adjunct professor at Colorado Technical University teaching Project Management, Leadership, Ethics, Human Resources, and Communication classes.  

Chuck has over 30 years of experience managing complex programs and projects for the Federal government, and several corporations to include: AT&T, MCI WorldCom, ARINC, and Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group. He worked on the $1.4B Inner Harbor Navigational Canal Surge Barrier Protection Project in New Orleans, the largest Design-Build project in the history of the US Army Corps of Engineers. His experience encompasses logistics, acquisition, risk analysis, budget control, telecommunications software infrastructure, scheduling and planning, business process development, and system testing. Chuck holds an MA in 

Management Supervision from Central Michigan University, a BA in Business Administration from New Mexico State University, and a Project Management Certificate (Graduate Level) from Colorado Technical University. He is a certified Project Management Professional through PMI.


Meal Information:

Bagels, Coffee, and Orange Juice will be provided!


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

The Workshop may be cancelled or rescheduled under the following circumstances: (A) In the case of accident, illness or any other Act of God that prevents the program facilitator from being present or the venue to not be available. (B) The minimum number of registrations (10) has not been reached by midnight on August 12, 2017. 

In case of cancellation or rescheduling, our contact method will be email. Please make sure we have an active email address that you see before you leave home the day of the event. 

You will be required to review and accept the PMI Pikes Peak Regional Chapter Refund and Cancellation Policy as part of your registration. Please review it here.


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$59.00 Member
$49.00 Earlybird rate before August 6

$69.00 Guest/Non-Member
$59.00 Earlybird rate before August 6