All projects are subject to some risk and uncertainty. This session will review how these factors can be modeled in our project schedules and how this information can be used to both understand critical areas of the project (which may not be the critical path) and enhance the schedule to improve the overall chance of project success (defined as on time and to budget).
During this session students will learn how even small amounts of uncertainty can have a large impact and how these factors can be mitigated at the planning stage along with techniques for tracking and monitoring the impact of uncertainty as the project is executed.
John Owen has supported customers in the project management industry for more than 30 years, both as a practitioner and software developer/vendor. He has extensive experience with scheduling, earned value, and risk management. Before joining Barbecana (a leading provider of schedule risk and quality assessment tools based in Houston, Texas), Owen was Product Director for Schedule and Risk at Deltek.