Risk Management

Risk Management

Identification, Prioritization and Mitigation

September 18 & 19, 2017
University of Delaware
Newark Campus
(1.4 ceu’s or 14 professional development hours awarded for full participation)

Risk management has been recognized as a recommended best practice since the 1970’s and yet is not fully mainstreamed into scientific and engineering practice by many organizations and agencies.  Many companies and organizations (trade and professional) commonly struggle to identify how risk management principles can be effectively applied to their mission and functions such that effective and value added results are achieved.Utilizing risk management planning and implementation techniques within an enterprise will improve:

  • decision making (through more informed decisions)
  • communication among internal and external stakeholders
  • project development and delivery
  • program and portfolio delivery
  • achievement of enterprise goals and objectives

This two-day short course taught by renowned engineer and Master Trainer Jerry A. DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, presents practical guidance on Risk Management (threats/negatives and opportunities/positives) which can be applied at several levels within an organization/agency: activity, project, program and enterprise.

The course is considered an introductory and entry level approach to risk management and no prior experience with the risk management process is required. Appropriate attendees include: project managers, mid-level managers, subject matter experts, design and construction engineers, estimators, contractors and infrastructure owners.

The topics covered include:

  • framework for risk management
  • scoping the objective
  • identification of risks (brainstorming and team communication)
  • prioritizing and ranking of risks via phase of occurrence and impacts on “project“ performance
  • identifying, planning and implementing mitigation strategies
  • documentation and communication of results to team members, upper management and stakeholders

Taught in a highly interactive format combining presentations, discussions and exercises, this course will help you understand and apply a simple quantitative risk management approach to your high priority needs and issues at an enterprise, program or project level.

This course will enable YOU to:

  • understand the steps, sequence, and importance of the risk management process
  • recognize the benefits, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of risk management
  • become familiar with the concept and rationale for selecting the appropriate risk management tool
  • develop a risk register for complex projects and programs
  • conduct and interpret the results of a risk management study
  • create an effective communication summary for team members, upper management and internal and external stakeholders
  • understand the differences and similarities between qualitative, simple quantitative and probabilistic risk management tools
  • know how risk management can be integrated within your organization/agency’s current procedures and processes

The 2-day course is computer based. Each participant is required to supply their own PC (the Excel Template will not successfully run on Macs and Tablets. Each participant will be provided a flash drive which contains a blank Risk Management Template and a comprehensive 100 page user’s manual, PDF copies of all visual aids for the course and forms for the exercises. Participants will also be provided a “work book” which contains several of the flash drive files in hard copy for easy reference.

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Program Fee includes extensive course notes; continental breakfasts, and all breaks. Lunches are not provided; however, Newark offers convenient options.

  • Individual Registrations:  $695/person
  • Group Registrations (for 3 or more from the same company):  $645/person
  • Enrollment Deadline: September 11, 2017
  • Cancellations and Substitutions: Refunds will be granted if the request is received in writing by September 1, 2017. Substitutions are permitted up through the first day of the course.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: Participants are responsible for making their own housing and transportation arrangements. Air transportation should be arranged to either Philadelphia or Baltimore airport. Amtrak runs through Wilmington, DE and also has limited stops in Newark, DE.

Call early and ask if the University of Delaware affiliated hotel rates are available for the dates you are requesting from the following hotels: Courtyard by Marriott– UD Campus Hotel – 400 Pencader Way, Newark, DE, 1-302-737-0900 The following are each less than two miles from campus: Embassy Suites, Newark – 654 S. College Ave., Newark, DE. 1-302-368-8000 Homewood Suites – 640 S. College Ave., Newark, DE, 1-855-605-0320

Mr. Jerry DiMaggio, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, ARA

Mr. Jerry DiMaggio has more than 40 years of experience in civil and transportation engineering, and construction. He is internationally recognized for his contributions in design, construction, forensic assessment, resolution of disputes and innovation deployment.  As a principal engineer at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), Mr. DiMaggio serves as project manager and technical expert on a diverse suite of projects.  He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering, is a Master Trainer and a contract arbitrator.  He is experienced at meeting and workshop facilitation for business and technical activities. He has provided consulting services on approximately 1000 civil construction and business related projects in all 50 states, throughout the Americas, several Middle Eastern countries and Australia.  Jerry has presented hundreds of seminars and workshops. While at FHWA Mr. DiMaggio managed and co-developed 20 National Highway Institute courses and managed the structures continuing education program. Mr. DiMaggio’s technical areas of specialty include structural foundations, earth retaining structures, ground improvement techniques and engineered earthworks for transportation, building and energy projects, risk management, forensic engineering, dispute resolution and development of technical training programs.

Jerry has been an adjunct faculty member at several prominent universities and been a Keynote speaker at numerous national and international events. He is ARA’s project manager and internal technical expert for two Federal Highway Administration innovation deployment programs related to the topics of Risk Management and Design-Build project delivery. Jerry also serves on the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) for Seismic, Structures, Tunnels and Buildings and on the Geotechnical Engineering Work Group for the $64B California High Speed Rail Program.

Mr. DiMaggio has authored numerous papers and edited three civil engineering books. He has received career awards from ASCE (Kapp award, and Opal award in 2016), PDCA, ADSC and TRB. In 2015, he presented the Stanley Wilson Lecture in Seattle, Washington, and the first ever Michael O’Neill Lecture in San Antonio, Texas.