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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Risk Management & Strategic Planning:
     IT takes an entire organization

Speaker:  Barry Alavi, PE, PMP
Dinner Event at the Seattle Yacht Club

           (1807 Hamlin St., Seattle, WA 98112)
5:30--8:30 pm

5:30-6:45 Profession Networking
6:45-8:30 Dinner & Presentation

Register for this event online
or call the SeaSIM office (206-795-0457) for assistance with registration.

In today’s environment technology has become the central component of business operations and businesses have become more vulnerable to risks associated with technology. Barry Alavi will present an interesting perspective on the topics of risk management and strategic planning processes, their integration and risk mitigation. The presentation will also focus on the integrated risk assessment and management process and use of severity matrix to actually measure risks quantitatively. The take away from the presentation are:
  1. The need to (and how) to amalgamate the strategic planning and risk management processes
  2. Integrated risk management process
  3. Ensuring that mitigated risks are actually mitigated  

Our Speaker:
Barry Alavi, PE, PMP, is a senior project management professional and a professional mechanical engineer. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1983. After graduation he worked as a project engineer on chemical and petro-chemical projects for a number of consulting firms in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In 1990 he joined Nova Corporation of Alberta as a senior project manager. In 1996 he assembled a team of senior staff and spent 4 years on creating a corporate risk management model. This model was to be used to manage facilities risks for Nova Corporation (Nova's assets were approximately $14 billion dollars). Today, TransCanada Pipelines Limited (new owners) still uses this model as part of their decision making and risk management process.  

In 2000, Barry joined Duke Energy in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and managed the B.C. pipeline expansion project. In 2004 Barry moved to Seattle and consulted at the City of Seattle and AT&T as a senior program management consultant. Barry joined Boeing in 2006 as a senior project manager; at Boeing he managed the configuration team for the 787 program. Currently Barry has joined Sound Transit as the manager of Non-Corridor projects.        

Barry has a keen interest in project management, strategic planning, and corporate culture change management. He is responsible for creating Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) risk management procedures and templates for managing capital project risks. He has made several presentations and training sessions on the subject to audiences ranging from IT professionals at UW & AT&T to PMI and Pacific Northwest Economic Region in Seattle. For the past seven years, he has been an adjunct professor and advisor at University of Washington's Project and Program Management Program.

Thank you to our November Event Sponsor:  Structured


Seattle Yacht Club - CONSIDER BRINGING A GUEST to this event at our new venue!

The Seattle Yacht Club began in the 1870's and is a historic Seattle landmark with many interesting photos and ship models to view. The club is also easily accessible by people coming from both the Eastside and Seattle and has ample free parking.

Membership Contest: For some added fun, we started a couple of contests: one for the person who brings the most new guests and a second for the person who signs up the most new members. There is still time to get in on the fun! Did you know that anyone that joins Seattle SIM in November receives the rest of this year and ALL of 2014 for the same price?

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