April 2018 Lunch Meeting

April 17, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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AEgis Technologies
410 Jan Davis Dr NW
Huntsville, AL 35806

Jay Hicks is an author, instructor and consultant, with over 30 years of business and government leadership experience.  After a distinguished Army career, Jay developed multiple project management organizations for several defense contract corporations.  With a special kinship for military personnel, Jay provides guidance on successful military transition.  Finding his noble purpose, Jay has published “The Transitioning Military Project Manager”, along with 4 other books in “The Transitioning Military Book Series”, assisting numerous military personnel in their personal quest for a successful and lucrative post-military career.  Jay is currently the Director of Operations for S4, Inc. in Huntsville, AL.

We continually talk about performing project risk management, but is our risk management approach solid?   Imperatives of risk management and their benefits will be presented, in a fun and collaborative session.  Considerations on risk identification, analysis, planning, tracking and control are presented.  Also discussed, are the organizational benefits of implementing risk management with open communications and a positive management culture.  In sum, the session provides an enjoyable approach to gaining knowledge and skills related to risk management imperatives for performing this function at the project, program, portfolio and PMO management levels.  


To get attendees interested and engaged in learning risk management imperatives, “Fun with Risk Management: Beneficial Imperatives for the Project Manager!” will provide training on risk management concepts while simultaneously relating each imperative to our common understanding of pop culture.  Attendees will receive a several discussion points of the relevancy and the associated benefit / value of the imperative as it relates to project, program or portfolio risk management.  The use popular culture as a conversation starter can make the risk management imperatives more relatable and easier to understand.  This method should improve attendee critical analysis and enable this content to linger in attendees’ post conference thoughts and actions.

Learning Objectives – Key takeaways that the audience can use right away. Why attend the session?

  1.   Gain an understanding of Risk Management Imperatives.
  2.   Drive increased risk management success within organizations.
  3.   Understand how investment in risk management improves project delivery success rate.

 Professional Development Unit (PDU) allocation: Talent Triangle skill areas: Technical, Leadership, and Strategic. 



Technical Project Management




Strategic/Business Management



$25.00 Individual Ticket - Non-Members
$30.00 after 7:00 pm April 11

$15.00 Individual Ticket - Members
$20.00 after 7:00 pm April 11