2024 July ATS -- 4 PDUs

Ways of Working


Presentation Title:

Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach

Presentation Topics:

  • Overview of Book and Author
  • Project Portfolio Risk Management
  • Balanced Plans and the Risk Variables
  • Project Risk Management Tools & Techniques
    • ID’ing/Assessiing/Responding to Individual Task Risks
    • Determining Overall Project Schedule and Cost Risks
  • How Best Practices Mitigate Risks
  • The Role of Post Mortems (Retrospectives, Lessons Learned) in Risk Management
  • Case Studies of Best Practices in Different Industries
    • Differing Tools & Techniques Employed
    • Differing PM Competencies

Learning Objectives:

  • An Understanding of Holistic Project, Program and Portfolio Risk Management
  • Understanding the Various Tools & Techniques for Managing Risks/Projects
  • How to Use Risk the Most Popular Management Tools & Techniques  
  • How to Determine the Appropriate Best Practices to Employ

Practice Exercise:

Group exercises involving the following:

  • Team Exercise in Using Induvial Task T&T’s.
  • Team Exercise in Evaluating Overall Project Risk – Small Scale Project.
  • Group Assessment of Sample Postmortem Analysis Data


The exercises will be made up of scenarios involving the above topics. The groups will discuss those scenarios and provide solutions to the class.



Mike Bissonette

Michael M. Bissonette (MS, MBA, PfMP) is a highly successful engineer-turned-businessman and is considered both a thought-leader and subject matter expert in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management within several diverse industries (Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Electronics, Clean Tech, Industrial Equipment, and SaaS [Software as a Services]). His work experience spans over 40 years of product development and organizational management, including executive positions in large Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of two books.  His first book, “Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach” was published by PMI in 2016.  His second book is on the subject of “Strategic Project Management” and was published in 2021. He is an adjunct instructor at Clarkson University where he teaches “Strategic Project Management” in a MS in Engineering Management curriculum.

Mike is an entrepreneur (Founder of RTConfidence, Inc. – developer of Chrono™, the most advanced and affordable integrated IMS (Integrated Master Schedule)/SRA (Schedule Risk Analysis)/ESM (Earned Schedule Management) SaaS Tool on the market.  He is also a PMI chapter BOG (Board of Governors) member for the Orange County, CA chapter. Mike has spoken at many events (domestic and international), is a volunteer in probation at juvenile detention facilities, is an avid sports enthusiast, and enjoys oil painting.


There are 4 PDUs for this event

PDU Category: Ways of Working (2.5 PDUs).

              Business Acumen (1.5 PDUs).



The ATS will be delivered via online webinar. The link will be sent to all registered attendees on the Friday before the ATS



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Type of category: Advanced Topics Seminars

Type of activity: Ways of Working, Business Acumen

Date: July 13th, 2024

Hour: 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Registration close date: July 13th, 2024 at 7:30AM

# of PDUs: 4


Double click me!Members: $45.00

Non-members and Guests: $50.00