October 15, 2015 Pre-Dinner Clinic: Manage Risk in an Uncertain World

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Eventbrite - ASQ Section 1212 October Meeting and Dinner
Scott SManage Risk in an Uncertain World.  For corporations, risk management has become a top concern in the face of increasing demand for greater corporate accountability as well as world events that have changed the risk landscape and their impact on the business world. Governance mandates such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the events of 9/11 and their aftermath, along with the continuing uncertainty of the business-economic environment, have made it compulsory for corporations to rethink their approaches to identifying and managing risk.

Quality and program managers everywhere face a daunting mix of challenges, including ever-changing program demands, environments of unprecedented complexity, tough new oversight requirements, and the constant pressure to do more with less. The need for risk management for making effective decisions and communicating the results within organizations has never been more urgent.

This briefing looks at the rapid rise of risk management and aims to expose quality managers to the essentials of effective risk management for 2015 and beyond. The briefing provides an exclusive glimpse of a company that has been at the forefront of risk management, and describes how risk management has made the company one of the best-managed in the US.

Stribrny_portrait_I_0015rc-2-1Scott Stribrny is the Cofounder, President, and Managing Director of Group Atlantic, Inc., a consulting firm that has advised private, commercial, and governmental organizations on successful strategy development and operations improvement since 1992. He is also a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Enterprise Risk Management & Governance practice. He is currently advising on techniques for effective product requirement specification and risk management. His courses on requirements, risk management, peer review, estimating and high-performance teams are well-known for their innovative workshops and practical applicability.

Mr. Stribrny has more than 30 years experience in systems specification and building. He has designed and built real-time mission critical software and has led successful multi-year, multimillion-dollar development programs. His accumulated management experience ranges from growth companies to Fortune 50 conglomerates in many industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, financial, insurance, retail, information services, and manufacturing.

Mr. Stribrny is a co-founder and former leader of the Chicago Software Process Improvement Network, and was an organizer of the 1998 Software Engineering Process Group conference. He can be reached at Scott.Stribrny@GroupAtlantic.com.