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Programs Evening Meeting | Improve Project Success – it Takes Embracing Risk Management!

Technical = Ways of Working

This session's primary learning objectives are:

  • Knowing how to properly Plan, Identity, Assess, Respond, and Control individual task risks
  • Being able to apply standard Risk Management tools – Risk Registers, Matrices, and Burn-down charts
  • Gaining insight into the inherent connection between Project Risks and “The Cost of Change.”
  • Understanding the processes for determining Overall Project Risk from task-level risks
  • Acquiring an appreciation for the value of overall project risk assessments
  • Understanding how modelling and simulation can improve project success
  • Developing insights and expertise for effectively balancing and rebalancing project plans in accordance with risk tolerance guidelines.



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.

Michael 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 board 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. 

Contact Information





  • 5:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PST   Welcome, Networking
  • 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. PST   Presentation and Q&A


1 PDU will be awarded to the attendees. No further action is required 


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Postponement / Cancellation

Please refer to the Cancellation Policy section of the FAQ page

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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Type of category: Public Events (Programs, Career Dev and Membership Public Events)

Type of activity: Technical = Ways of Working

Date: September 20th, 2022

Hour: 5:30PM to 7:00PM

PDUs: 1


Members: $5.00

Non members: $10.00

Students: Free