WMPMI November 17, 2017 Breakfast Meeting

November 17, 2017
6:45 AM - 8:30 PM
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University Club
111 Lyon St NW # 1025 | 10th Floor of the Fifth/Third Building
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

WMPMI's monthly breakfast meeting is a one-PDU event featuring a speaker that presents on a topic from the PMI Talent Triangle for 45 minutes and allows 15 minutes for questions. Also included is an excellent breakfast buffet and the company of your project management peers.

Location: University Club - 10th Floor of the Fifth / Third Building - 111 Lyon St NW # 1025, Grand Rapids

Speaker:  Jay Richards

Topic:  Applying Financial Analysis to Risk Management

Description:  PMI recognizes the need, as articulated by leading Executive Thought Leaders, that project managers require business skills in order to be successful in the current and future business environments. And while we have been competent in estimating costs for projects and managing those projects to their approved budgets, the ability to financially justify a project before it is initiated, with respect to competing options, is a business management and often strategic competency that traditionally has not been part of the PM skill set.

This presentation will offer a method of estimatingthe return on investment for project proposals via Net Present Value analysis. Specifically, an example will be offered of financially quantifying
the risk to a regulated organization as a means to derive the ROI for a project proposal designed to achieve regulatory compliance. 

PDU:  Strategic & Business Management 1.0

Speaker Bio:  Jay Richards’ eclectic career has included roles as an internal auditor, analyst, manager, senior project manager and PMO manager in logistics, retail, banking and technology industries. He is currently a production manager/scheduler for Belfor USA. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a BA from CMU. Jay also served in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger, troop leader, and in various operations assignments, culminating his 28-year military career as adjunct faculty for the US Army Command and General Staff College with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In his spare time he teaches reading and writing improvement in an area prison.


Doors open at 6:45 AM.

The breakfast buffet begins promptly at 7:00 AM.

After 45 minutes of networking, the program will begin at 7:30 AM and end promptly at 8:30 AM.


$20.00  WMPMI Members
$25.00  Non-Members

Veterans may register for free in November!


$0.00 Free Veteran Registration

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