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Capital Area PMI Chapter Monthly Lunch and Learn

  • Mar 12, 2013 · 11:45 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

The PMI Capital Area Chapter will hold project management tools demonstrations monthly at the Lansing Dewpoint office.

The meetings will occur on the second Tuesday of the month and will begin at 11:45. Product demonstration beginning @ 12:00.


Amy J. Piper, Ph.D., PMP Senior Information Technology Program Manager at HP

Subject: Risk Identification: News You Can Use Today

Business does NOT want projects. They want the business benefits associated with a project. In order to increase the likelihood that these benefits will be achieved, project risks must be identified and receive careful thought so that effective risk handling plans can be written. Upon completion of this workshop the participants will be able to:

• Write complete risk identification statements using a meta language to more accurately plan for risk handling.
• Correct common risk identification errors.
• Use the affinity diagramming technique to identify risks.
• Use the “pre-mortem” to identify risks.

Participants should come with a project in mind so that they can practice writing risks.

Amy J. Piper, Ph.D., PMP has more than 28 years of Information Technology experience and 22 years of Program and Project Management experience. She has been with HP for a combined total of 25 years. She is a Senior Information Technology Program Manager with extensive and diverse experience in program and project management, leadership, training design, development and delivery, and client service. She is experienced in leading 16 to 100 team member organizations.

Dr. Piper’s industry experience includes retail store systems, automotive manufacturing, state and local government, financial services and public utilities. She has successfully developed five unique start-up organizations to meet and exceed the needs of new business.

Dr. Piper has set-up and led multiple PMOs in a variety of environments. She has been responsible for all aspects of projects including planning, financials, staffing, and client relationship management and integrating project management processes into the clients’ culture using systematic change management.


This session is free to Capital Area PMI Members and reservations will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. A link to the Meetup site will be distributed via a Capital Area Chapter e-mail message.

- From Detroit/East: I-96 West to exit 104, turn Right onto Pennsylvania Ave., then Right at first light onto Miller Rd.

- From Grand Rapids/West: I-96 E to I-69 S to I-96 E, Exit 104, Right at Pennsylvania Ave, then right onto Miller Rd.

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Log on the website, select the "Certification" pull down menu, click on "Maintain Your Credentials" and select the "Report PDUs" button

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* Click on “Cat A” and select “Registered Education Provider/PMI Component”

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  • Deb M.

    One of the best Lunch and Learns. Amy Piper offered practical information on identifying and documenting project risks. Thanks Amy. Thanks Ron (and Dewpoint)!

    March 12, 2013

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