A variety of guest speakers will gather to discuss the risks and rewards of risk management at an annual forum put on by the North Carolina Chapter of the Project Management Institute.

The daylong program, titled “The Many Faces of Risk Management”, is set for Wednesday at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in RTP.

More than 300 executives and project managers are expected to attend.

“Today, project managers are driven to find and deliver more value in their projects. Many factors contribute to project success and failure, but leadership skills and risk management are high on the list of enablers,” says Ross Butterworth, president of NCPMI. “Our annual event is to give practitioners the messages on expectations of assumed leadership and the importance of relationship building.”

Among the presenters is Bob Broda, managing partner of Visage Solutions, who will discuss the implementation of federal Sarbanes Oxley and compliance initiatives.

The program will explore points such as:

  • Do you know when a risk is an opportunity?

  • Are you missing out on opportunities?

  • Dealing with effects of risk

  • How to optimize both risk and opportunity.
  • Speakers and panels include:

    “Everyday Leadership” by Dr. Jerry Brightman

    “The Success Triangle” by Wally Adamchik

    “The Latest Best Practices in Risk Management” by David C. Hall, Principal Engineer with SRS Technologies

    “Risk Management 101” by Bill Flanagan, PMP and Project Manager with Progress Energy.

    “Identifying and Mitigating the Risks that Come from Staffing Projects with Human Beings” by Dr. John Grinnell and Dr. Bill McLaurin of Grinnell Leadership.

    “Overview of Sarbanes-Oxley and Applying PMBOK to Sarbanes-Oxley” by Bob Broda of Visage Solutions, Inc. and Sidd Chopra, President, Analytrix

    “Downtown PATH Restoration Program” by Jerrold Dinkels, P.E., Engineering Program Manager for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    “Regulatory Compliance Risk Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry” by Jerry Coates, GlaxoSmithKline.

    “Portfolio Management” by Carl Muti, PMP of IBM Corp.

    “Project Management Office: Catalyst for Change” by Dr. Gary Evans, PMP with NCDOT and Barbara Bostian, PMP with NC Dept. of Revenue

    The North Carolina group now has more than 1,400 members.

    For details, see: www.ncpmi.org/AE2004-details.php