PMI North - Elements of Risk Management: Insights and Ideas from Prospect Theory and Psychology - July

    July 09, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Campioni Italian Restaurant
    13850 Cutten Road
    Houston, TX 77069
    http://www.campioni-restaurant.com/
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    PMI North Meeting

    Pre Dinner:
    Tim McDearmon, PMP
    McDearmon Associates, LLC
    Solutions-driven, thorough Senior IT Project Manager with over 20 years of IT experience and 10 years of IT Project Management experience. Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems. Former Computer Science Ph.D. candidate. PMP, ITIL, Scrum Master, and Scrum Product Owner certifications. Full SDLC experience. Worked in the Oil & Gas Industry, Health Care Industry, and Management Consulting Industry. Deep knowledge of HR and Payroll functional areas. Technology consulting at the CIO/CTO and VP level. ERP, BPO, Multi-Process HRO platform experience. Development team operations, multi-site and international operations, outsourcing, business process reengineering experience. Able to prioritize and manage multiple global projects while working with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. expertise in enterprise custom software application development in a distributed team environment. Experienced in managing multinational teams from both North America, India. 
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    Dinner Meeting: Elements of Risk Management: Insights and Ideas from Prospect Theory and Psychology
    Rashid N. Kapadia, PMP

    Rashid N. Kapadia, PMP, is a speaker, project manager, engineer, consultant, and author of “Necessary Bridges: Public Speaking & Storytelling for Project Managers & Engineers”. Born & raised in India, he started his career in the merchant navy, where over 17 years he progressed from marine engineering apprentice to chief engineer. Rashid moved to the US in 1995 pursuing a Master’s degree in Marine Management and other advanced marine commercial certification in Chartering and Agency. In the US, over 14 years, he worked for 3 organizations providing leadership in commercial merchant shipping, chartering & operations, marine and offshore engineering and repair operations, project management, and business development. In 2014 he took a career sabbatical to write a book and polish his public speaking skills. In 2015, along with his wife Anahita, he co-founded Necessary Bridges, Inc. He is an evangelist for “Public Speaking, & Storytelling” and for “Regular & Disciplined Reading”. Rashid is a lifelong student and an avid reader—committed to reading 50 non-fiction books every year—and is constantly on the lookout for new knowledge that can be applied to uplift professions and solve problems.

    Topic Description:

    In this talk, Rashid will look at some significant failures in business, international affairs, industry, and finance (Enron, 2008 Financial Crisis, Eisenhower U-2 crisis, Plane Crashes, Cuban Missile Crisis) and argue that these were also failures of risk management.    Rashid will then offer some approaches and new language from Prospect theory and Psychology (the domain of gains, the domain of losses, inattentional blindness, motivated blindness, slippery slope) to better understand and prepare for similar events. He will discuss some of the work of “Decision Making” expert Max Bazerman about the Power of Noticing.  He will discuss some of the work of “Risk & Intuition” expert Gerd Gigerenzer about Intuition and Heuristics. He will also offer solutions from business expert Jim Collins to help leaders, and managers to manage risk better. He will close with an unusual argument that Risk Management is also an Unending Campaign and that it would be most worthwhile for leaders and risk managers to acquire skills in persuasion, (convince, charm, cajole) campaigning, and public speaking.

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    Strategic    

     

    Meeting Agenda:
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm     Pre-dinner Speaker Presentation

    6:30 pm to 7:00 pm     Networking, Dinner Opens, Chapter Announcements
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm     Dinner Speaker Presentation


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