Karen Duran

Karen Duran

Presentation: Overcoming the Risk Fear Factor

Abstract: Do you get hives thinking about all the possible risks that could happen in your project? Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of dealing with all the things that could go wrong? Have you wondered how some Project Managers seem to remain calm when something interrupts their project?

As a project leader, the team is looking to you for direction. It’s important that you remain calm, take action and guide the team. This presentation will help you understand how to face the risks head on with a plan to put you in the driver’s seat.

All projects have risks: it could be internal or external, dreaded cost overruns or that rogue stakeholder disrupting the team or even major events such as the pandemic. The key to handling risks successfully is to be prepared by identifying possible risks, determining the impact of those risks, knowing the risk tolerance of your team, and ensuring you have a plan of action to respond to risks when they materialize.

PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management

Biography: Karen Duran is a Business Strategy Leader with Program and Project Management experience in Marketing, Sales, Commercial Operations and Digital. She has led several business transformations, strategy developments and operational process improvements which have resulted in increased productivity, market share growth and improved profitability. Karen utilizes her PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications along with her MBA to fuel her passion for streamlining processes and connecting the power of customer experience to bottom line results.
Karen’s LinkedIn profile can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-duran/.