Some Project Risk Management Publications


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Second Edition of Conrow Project Risk Management Book

Prior (First) Edition of Conrow Project Risk Management Book

Additional Risk Management Book Publications

Award Winning Risk Management Papers and Presentations

Peer Reviewed Papers (Journals)

Contributions to Government Policy Documents and Professional Society Publications

Invited Papers and Presentations

Other Papers and Presentations


Second Edition of Project Risk Management Book

The Second Edition of the highly regarded "Effective Risk Management: Some Keys to Success," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), ISBN 1-56347-383-6, is available (July 15, 2003). The text describes highly effective project risk management practices, not just theory, that can be immediately applied by every level of practitioner from novice to expert. The reader will learn how to perform risk planning, identify and analyze risks, develop and implement risk (response) handling plans, and monitor progress in reducing risks to an acceptable level. The book will help the reader to develop and implement a suitable risk management process on their project, and to evaluate an existing risk management process, identify shortfalls, and develop and implement needed enhancements. The book also includes comprehensive information, not just outlines, to educate the reader on why certain project risk management practices are either beneficial or unhelpful as well as summary information after many of the items to help those in a hurry quickly get to the "bottom line."

The second edition presents more than 700 project risk management tips to succeed and traps to avoid, including numerous lessons learned derived from 20+ years work performed on Air Force, Army, Navy, DoD, NASA, commercial, and other programs that feature hardware-intensive, software-intensive, and mixed projects. Many of the tips and traps are unique to this book and not available anywhere else. Multiple approaches are provided in numerous places to permit the reader to "pick and choose" the approach best suited for their project. Examples are also provided to help the reader better understand and immediately apply the material to their project.

The second edition includes 450+ new tips to succeed and traps to avoid, a "roadmap" guide to the book and expanded table of contents (11+ pages) and index to enhance access to important information. Key material includes:

·         An introductory chapter on risk management and its implementation, plus individual chapters on the overall risk management process as well as each risk management process step.

·         An extensive and unique discussion by renowned risk management author and consultant Dr. Robert N. Charette on risk and opportunity.

·         A discussion of risk categories and other facets of project risk management that cut across more than one process step.

·         Detailed information on human and organizational behavioral considerations for more efficient project risk management implementation.

·         Guidance on how to develop a risk management plan (risk planning).

·         A presentation of six different risk identification approaches--the WBS approach being only one of six--plus additional tools and techniques for risk identification.

·         The most extensive discussion anywhere on how to develop, implement, and evaluate scales used in risk analysis.

·         A unique and detailed presentation of probability levels and distribution characteristics associated with 50+ assessment words (e.g., high, medium, low) based upon a comprehensive survey and statistical analysis.

·         A comprehensive discussion on the use of risk mapping matrices used to convert probability and consequence values into risk levels.

·         Information for developing and implementing Monte Carlo simulations.

·         A discussion of risk response (handling) approaches and a unique method that helps to select and implement the best approach for each risk.

·         Guidelines for risk monitoring.

For additional information please visit the following link (by clicking on the link) on this web site:

http://www.risk-services.com/aiaabok1.htm

Complete, unabridged reviews to the book are contained at this URL.


To order the book directly, please visit the following link (by clicking on the link) to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics:

http://www.aiaa.org/store/storeproductdetail.cfm?ID=1010

Note: AIAA members receive a 24% discount by ordering this book through AIAA ($64.95 vs. $84.95). If the above AIAA link no longer works, go directly to the AIAA on-line store, (http://store.aiaa.org), enter Effective Risk Management in the Search box near the top of the page (do not use quotes around the words), click GO!, then click on the returned title (which is a hyperlink to the book page). This will allow you to directly browse a summary of the book and place an on-line order.


This book is also available from a number of other quality on-line book sellers.  Several, but not all, of these resources and their links for purchasing the book are listed below:


Amazon.com
, (with a "5 Star" review). The following link will take you to the Amazon.com posting location for the Second Edition.

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Borders.com, which is teamed with Amazon.com.  The following link will take you to the Amazon.com posting location through Borders.com for the Second Edition.

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Barns&Noble.com. The following link will take you to the Barnes&Noble.com posting location for the Second Edition.

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OrderPoint.com.  (International Council on Systems Engineering members receive special pricing from OrderPoint.)  The following link will take you to the OrderPoint.com posting location for the Second Edition.  (You may also call OrderPoint.com by phone at (800) 999-9174.)

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Alibris.com™.  The following link will take you to the Alibris.com ™ posting location for the Second Edition.  (Note:  if you order from Alibris.com ™ be sure that you order the 2003 (date published) Second Edition, not the 2000 (date published) First Edition since both editions may be listed on the same web page.)

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If you have any questions about identifying the 2003 date published Second Edition of the book (552 pp.), a JPG image of the front book cover is given in the link below.

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Prior (First) Edition of Conrow Project Risk Management Book

Edmund H. Conrow, "Effective Risk Management: Some Keys to Success," American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2000, 338 pp.  Replaced by the more extensive Second Edition in July 2003 (see above).


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Additional Risk Management Book Publications

Dr. Kerzner stated in the Preface to the Tenth Edition of his book, "Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling," Tenth Edition, Wiley, 2009, pg. xxiv, that:  “I am indebted to Dr. Edmund Conrow, PMP, for a decade of assistance with the preparation of the risk management chapters in all of my texts.”

1.     Author of risk management chapter (Chapter 17) in Harold Kerzner's book "Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling," Eleventh Edition, Wiley, 2013. This is the best known and most comprehensive book on project management that exists.

2.     Author of risk management chapter (Chapter 17) in Harold Kerzner's book "Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling," Tenth Edition, Wiley, 2009.

3.     Author of risk management chapter (Chapter 17) in Harold Kerzner's book "Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling," Ninth Edition, Wiley, 2006.

4.     Author of the risk management chapter (Chapter 17) in Harold Kerzner's book "Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling," Eighth Edition, Wiley, 2003.

5.     Author of the risk management chapter (Chapter 17) in Harold Kerzner's book "Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling," Seventh Edition, Wiley, 2000.

6.     Lead author of risk management best practices section in Harold Kerzner's book "Advanced Project Management: Best Practices on Implementation," Second Edition, Wiley, 2003.


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Award Winning Risk Management Papers and Presentations

1.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Long-Term Issues and Impediments Affecting Systems Acquisition Reform." Paper and presentation at the 1995 (bi-annual) Acquisition Research Symposium, and published in the "1995 Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings," Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), June 1995. This paper was co-winner of the David D. Acker award for "Skill in Communications" (best paper of the symposium). [The focus of this paper is acquisition strategy, Cost as an Independent Variable, risk management (identifying sources of risk), and engineering design analysis.]

2.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Inherent Limitations of Quantitative Cost Risk Assessment Methodologies." Paper and presentation at the 29th Annual DoD Cost Analysis Symposium, 21-23 February 1996. This paper was winner of the best contractor paper of the symposium award.


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Peer Reviewed Papers (Journals)

1.     "Some Common Characteristics of the Minuteman I, Polaris A-1, and ALCM Development Programs," Acquisition Review Quarterly, DAU, Spring 1995.

2.     "Some Long-Term Issues and Impediments Affecting Military Systems Acquisition Reform," Acquisition Review Quarterly, Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Summer 1995.

3.     Edmund H. Conrow and Patty S. Shishido, "Implementing Risk Management on Software-Intensive Projects," IEEE Software, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, special issue on software risk management, May/June 1997.

4.     "Development of Risk Management Defense Extensions to the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge," Acquisition Review Quarterly, Special Issue on Risk Management, Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Spring 2003.

5.     "Risk Management for Systems of Systems." Invited paper to CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, February 2005.

6.     “Estimating Technology Readiness Level Coefficients.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 48. No. 1, January-February 2011, pp. 146-152.

7.     “Technology Readiness Levels and Space Program Schedule Change.”  Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol. 48. No. 6, November-December 2011, pp. 1068-1071.

8.     "The Relationship of Technology and Design Maturity to DoD Weapon System Cost Change and Schedule Change During Engineering and Manufacturing Development," Daniel R. Katz, Dr. Shahram Sarkani, Dr. Thomas Mazzuchi, and Dr. Edmund H. Conrow.  System Engineering, Accepted for Publication (no required revisions), January 2014.

 
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Contributions to Government Policy Documents and Professional Society Publications

1.     Contributor, Defense Acquisition Deskbook, Department of Defense, 1996-1997.

2.     Co-author, Risk Management Critical Process Assessment Tool, First Edition, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, 1996.

3.     Contributor and reviewer, Acquisition Risk Management, AFMCP 63-101, Air Force Materiel Command, 1997.  (Letter of Commendation provided by AFMC.)

4.     Primary author, Risk Management Critical Process Assessment Tool, Second Edition, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, 1998.

5.     Contributor, Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition, First Edition, Defense Acquisition University, 1998.

6.     Contributor, Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition, Second Edition, Defense Acquisition University, 1999.

7.     Co-author and reviewer, Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition, Third Edition, Defense Acquisition University, 2000.  (Letter of Commendation provided by DSMC.)

8.     Cited reviewer, NASA NPG 8705 “Risk Management Procedures and Guidelines,” 2000.  (Letter of Commendation provided by NASA.)

9.     Co-author and reviewer, Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition, Fourth Edition, Defense Acquisition University, 2001.  (Letter of Commendation provided by DSMC.)

10. Co-author and reviewer, Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition, Fifth Edition, Version 1, Defense Acquisition University, 2002.

11. Primary author, risk management sections, DoD 5000.2-R: Mandatory Procedures for Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and Major Automated Information System (MAIS) Acquisition Programs, 5 April 2002.  (Section written and supplied to the Defense System Management College in 1999 and incorporated into DoD 5000.2-R 5 April 2002 version.)  (Letter of Commendation provided by DSMC.)

12. Contributor and cited reviewer, IEEE Standard for Software Life Cycle Processes – Risk Management, IEEE Std 1540-2001, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001.

13. Co-author and reviewer, Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition, Fifth Edition, Version 2, Defense Acquisition University, 2003.

14. Primary author, risk management chapter (11), U. S. Department of Defense Extension to:  A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Defense Acquisition University, Version 1, First Edition, June 2003.  The Defense Extension was also a Project Management Institute Standard.  (Letter of Commendation provided by DAU.)

15. Cited reviewer, risk management chapter (11), Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, Project Management Institute, 2000 edition.  More than 35 comments to improve the risk management chapter (11) were accepted by PMI for the 2000, 2004, and 2008 editions.

16. Cited reviewer, risk management chapter (11), Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, Project Management Institute, 2004 edition.  More than 35 comments to improve the risk management chapter (11) were accepted by PMI for the 2000, 2004, and 2008 editions.

17. Cited reviewer, risk management chapter (11), Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, Project Management Institute, 2008 edition.  More than 35 comments to improve the risk management chapter (11) were accepted by PMI for the 2000, 2004, and 2008 editions.

18. Cited significant contributor, risk management chapter (11), Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, Project Management Institute, 2004 edition.

19. Primary author, risk management section, Air Force Systems Engineering Primer and Handbook, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Third Edition, 2005.  (Letter of Commendation provided by Air Force SMC.)

20. Primary author and reviewer, risk management sections, Space System Verification Program and Management Process, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Standard, S-117-2010, 2010.

21. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 0.25, Stevens Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Defense, 2010.

22. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 0.50, Stevens Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Defense, September 2011.

23. Author, Risk Management Process Guidance, Version 1.0, United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Engineering Directorate, 2011.

24. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 0.75, Stevens Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Defense, January 2012.

25. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBOK), Version 1.0, Stevens Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Defense, September 2012.  The SEBOK was named the 2012 INCOSE Product of the Year (29 January 2013).

26. Contributor and Member of Author Team, Department of the Air Force, “Guide to Acquisition and Sustainment Live Cycle Management,” Air Force Pamphlet 63-128, Chapter 12 (Risk Management), May 2012.

27. Co-Primary author, Department of the Air Force, “Guide to Acquisition and Sustainment Live Cycle Management,” Air Force Pamphlet 63-128, Chapter 12 (Risk Management), May 2013 (Re-write of 2012 version, forthcoming).

28. Contributor and Member of Author Team, Department of the Air Force, “Air Force Program Integration Handbook, Integrated Risk Analysis, Version 1, 2012.

29. Contributor and Member of Author Team, Department of the Air Force, “Air Force Program Integration Handbook, Integrated Risk Analysis, Version 2, 2013.

30. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 1.1, Stevens Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Defense, 2013.

31. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 1.2, Stevens Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Defense, 2013.

32. Author, Tailoring of Risk Management Requirements in SMC-S-001 (2013), Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, 14 August 2013.

33. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 1.3, INCOSE, IEEE Computer Society, Systems Engineering Research Center, 2014.

34. Author, Tailoring of Risk Management Requirements in SMC-S-001 (2013), Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, 27 January 2014.

35. Co-Primary author, “Life Cycle Risk Management,” Integrated Life Cycle Management, Chapter 12, Air Force Pamphlet 63-128, 10 July 2014.

36. Author, Risk Management Process Guidance, Version 2.0, United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Engineering Directorate, September 2014.

37. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 1.4, INCOSE, IEEE Computer Society, Systems Engineering Research Center, 2014.

38. Co-Author, Department of Defense, “Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Guide for Defense Acquisition Programs,” Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, June 2015.

39. Author, Risk Management Supplement to IEEE-15288.1, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, 15 May 2015.

40. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 1.5, INCOSE, IEEE Computer Society, Systems Engineering Research Center, 2015.

41. Primary author, “Systems Engineering Risk Management,” contained in the Guide to the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge, Version 1.6, INCOSE, IEEE Computer Society, Systems Engineering Research Center, 2016.

42.  Primary author and reviewer, risk management sections, Space System Verification Program and Management Process, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Standard, S-117A-2016, 3 June 2016.

43. Author, Tailoring of Risk Management Requirements in SMC-S-001 (2013) (T), Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, 27 July 2016.

 
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Invited Papers and Presentations

1.       "Some Common Sources of Risk in Military Development Programs." Invited presentation at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)-Commercial Industry Meeting on Risk Management, 3 April 1996.

2.       "Some Deficiencies and Lessons Learned for Incorporating Risk Management in Military Development Programs." Invited presentation at the OSD-Commercial Industry Meeting on Risk Management, 3 April 1996.

3.       Risk Management Workshop facilitator and member. Air Force Space and Missiles Center (AFSMC) Acquisition Reform Week, 21 March 1997.

4.       "Some Considerations for Implementing Risk Management In Development Projects." Invited presentation to the 1997 Software Engineering Institute Conference on Risk Management, 7-9 April 1997.

5.       "Some Considerations for Implementing Risk Management In Development Projects." Invited paper to the 1997 Software Engineering Institute Conference on Risk Management, 7-9 April 1997.

6.       "Some Considerations For Implementing Risk Management In Defense Space Projects." Invited presentation for the 1997 AFSMC/AX Industry Day, 23 April 1997.

7.       "Risk Management Lessons Learned." Invited presentation for the 1997 Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC Symposium on Risk Management, June 1997.

8.       "Cost Risk Analysis in the Risk Management Process." Invited presentation for the 1997 Society of Cost Estimation and Analysis (SCEA) Acquisition Reform Model Sharing Workshop, 10 June 1997.

9.       "Some Limitations of Quantitative Risk Analysis Approaches Used in Project Management." Invited paper for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, April 1998.

10.   "Risk Management Implementation: Some Lessons Learned." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 5 May 1998.  Dr. Conrow also served as co-facilitator of the workshop.

11.   "Inappropriate Use of Ordinal Risk Scales: A Pervasive Risk Analysis Issue." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 6 May 1998. Dr. Conrow also helped plan the workshop.

12.   "Some Project Risk Management Lessons Learned." Invited presentation to the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter) and subsequent paper, 10 September 1998.

13.   "Risk Management Implementation: Some Lessons Learned." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 10 June 1999. Dr. Conrow also served as facilitator of the workshop.

14.   "Risk Management Implementation Issues: Some Lessons Learned." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 10 June 1999. Dr. Conrow also served as facilitator of the Risk Management Panel.

15.   "Risk Management Implementation: Some Lessons Learned." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 23 May 2000. Dr. Conrow also served as facilitator of the workshop.

16.   "Some Keys to Improving Risk Management Effectiveness." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 25 May 2000. Dr. Conrow also served as facilitator of the Risk Management Panel.

17.   "Lessons Learned from Implementing Risk Management on Real Programs. “Invited and featured presentation at the Institute for International Research conference on Estimating and Managing Project Risks, 24 October 2000.

18.   Edmund H. Conrow, Stephen Carman, and Bryant Cramer, "Risk Management on Hyperion: Consultant, Industry, and NASA Perspectives." Invited presentation to Risk Management 2000, The Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC, 30 November 2000.

19.   Edmund H. Conrow, Stephen Carman, and Bryant Cramer, "Risk Management on Hyperion: Consultant, Industry, and NASA Perspectives." Invited paper to Risk Management 2000, The Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC, 30 November 2000.

20.   "Making Risk Management Work on Your Project." Invited presentation to the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter), 8 February 2001.

21.   "Some Risk Management Process and Implementation Lessons Learned." Invited presentation to the International Council on Systems Engineering and Project Management Institute Joint Conference on Risk Management, May 2001. Dr. Conrow was also the Lessons Learned Track Chairman and member of the Conference panel discussion on risk management.

22.   "Risk Management Implementation." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, September 11, 2001. Dr. Conrow also served as the facilitator of the workshop (canceled by an act of war).

23.   "Some Keys to Risk Management Implementation." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, September 11, 2001. Dr. Conrow was also facilitator of the Risk Management Panel (canceled by an act of war).

24.   "Some Risk Management Process and Implementation Considerations." Invited presentation at AFSMC and Aerospace Corporation Risk Management Colloquium, April 2002.

25.   "Some Key Risk Management Process and Implementation Considerations." Invited Risk Management Panel presentation at AFSMC and Aerospace Corporation Risk Management Colloquium, April 2002. Dr. Conrow was also the facilitator of the Risk Management Panel.

26.   "Some Risk Management Process and Implementation Considerations." Invited, Keynote Presentation to the U. S. Navy semi-annual New/Future Ships Meeting, November 2002.

27.   "Development of Department of Defense Extensions to the 2000 PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® Guide (with focus on risk management)." Invited presentation to the Project Management Institute Los Angeles Chapter, 9 October 2003.

28.   "Risk Management for Systems of Systems." Invited presentation to the Department of Defense Systems and Software Technology Conference 2004, 21 April 2004.

29.   "Some Risk Management Process and Implementation Considerations." Invited presentation to Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Systems Engineering Directorate, 23 April 2004.  A letter of commendation was awarded by the Air Force for this presentation.

30.   "Risk Management--Best Practices for Success." Invited paper to Air Force SMC Space Technical Engineering and Acquisition Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 2004.

31.   "The "Top 10" Risk Analysis Issues and Why They Should Be Important to You." Invited paper to the Cutter Consortium Risk Management Intelligence Network, 2 June 2004.

32.   "System Engineering and Risk Management." Invited Panel Member and presenter at the Sixth National Symposium on Space System Risk Management, Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA, 28 October 2005.

33.   "Risk Management Implementation Lessons Learned." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Emersion Days, 20 April 2006.

34.   "Making Risk Management Work." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Emersion Days, 20 April 2006. Dr. Conrow was also the facilitator of the Risk Management Panel.

35.   “Tailoring Risk Management to Increase Effectiveness on Your Project.” Invited presentation to the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter), 16 April 2009.

36.   "Trading Cost, Performance, Schedule, and Risk.”  Invited presentation to the AIAA Systems Engineering Technical Committee, 15 September 2009.

37.   "Risk Management, Systems Engineering, and Project Management Considerations,” Invited Presentation to the Lean Acquisition Initiative Knowledge Exchange Event, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, 1 July 2010.

38.   Invited Panelist (“Systems Engineering and Risk Management”), INCOSE-LA Mini-Conference, 16 October 2010.

39.   “Risk Management Lessons Learned from Hyperion,” Presentation to Air Force Institute of Technology graduate risk management course, 10 March 2011.

40.   “Effective Risk Management.”  Invited presentation to the AIAA Los Angeles Section Enterprise Chapter, 22 March 2011.

41.   Invited Panelist (“Systems Engineering Tradespace in A Budget Constrained Environment”), INCOSE-LA Mini-Conference, 31 March 2012.

42.   Invited Presentation, Defense Acquisition University, “Hot Topic,” “Opportunity Management:  Potential Applications and Limitations,” 1 June 2016.

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Other Papers and Presentations

1.       "The Use of Ordinal Risk Scales in Defense Systems Engineering."  Presentation to the 1995 Acquisition Research Symposium, DSMC, June 1995.

2.       "The Use of Ordinal Risk Scales in Defense Systems Engineering."  Paper published in the "1995 Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings," DSMC, June 1995.

3.       Edmund H. Conrow and Mark A. Fredrickson, "Some Considerations for Implementing Risk Management In Defense Programs," Program Manager, Defense Systems Management College, January/February 1996.

4.       Col. Dana Spears and Edmund H. Conrow, "The Application of Risk Management and Cost as an Independent Variable on Air Force Space Programs." Presented at the Air Force Space and Missiles System Center (AFSMC) Acquisition Reform Day, 31 May 1996.

5.       Facilitator for Risk Management Workshop. AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 21 March 1997.

6.       "Managing Risk In Aerospace Programs," Aerospace America, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, April 1997.

7.       "Some Considerations for Implementing Risk Management in Commercial, Government and Defense Programs."  Paper published in the "1997 Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings," DSMC, June 1997.

8.       "Some Limitations and Recommendations for Using Ordinal Scales in Risk Analysis." Presentation to the Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC Symposium on Risk Management, 8-11 February 1999.

9.       Edmund H. Conrow and Stephen L. Carman, "Hyperion Project Risk Management Lessons Learned." Presentation to the Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC Symposium on Risk Management (Poster Session), 8-11 February 1999.

10.   "Some Limitations and Recommendations for Using Ordinal Scales in Risk Analysis." Paper to the Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC Symposium on Risk Management, 8-11 February 1999.

11.   Bryant Cramer and Edmund H. Conrow, "Risk Management in Technology Validation Missions." Presentation to the International Astronautical Federation Specialists Symposium, 21 April 1999. Dr. Conrow also served as Session Co-Chairman ("Cost and Risk Management"), and a member of the Conference Panel Discussion Session.

12.   Edmund H. Conrow and Bryant Cramer, "Cultural Implementation Considerations to Foster Effective Risk Management." Presentation for NASA Mini-Retreat on Risk Management, 24 May 2000.

13.   Edmund H. Conrow and Stephen L. Carman, "Hyperion--A Risk Management Success Story." Presentation to the Project Management Institute 31st Annual Seminars & Technical Program, 11 September 2000.

14.   Edmund H. Conrow and Stephen L. Carman, "Hyperion--A Risk Management Success Story." Paper to the Project Management Institute 31st Annual Seminars & Technical Program, 11 September 2000.

15.   "Some Keys to Making Risk Management Work on Your Project." INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering) INSIGHT, Vol. 4, Issue 1, April 2001.

16.   "Some Risk Management Pitfalls and Potential Solutions," Cutter Information Technology Journal Special Issue on Risk Management, Vol. 15, No. 2, February 2002, pp. 16-22.

17.   "An Analysis of Acquisition Cost, Performance, and Schedule Characteristics for DoD Programs." Requested by and published to the Defense Acquisition University Project Management Community of Practice, Risk Management Group, 7 September 2003. Includes a discussion of acquisition dynamics associated with cost, performance, schedule, and risk.

18.   "Some Risk Management Lessons Learned." Presentation to AIAA Space 2003 Conference (Strategic Planning Track, Risk Management Lessons Learned Panel), September 2003.  Dr. Conrow was also the facilitator of the Risk Management Panel and a member of Strategic Planning Track Panel.

19.   "Systems Engineering Ownership of Risk Management." Presentation to the Fifth National Symposium on Space System Risk Management, Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA, 18 February 2004.

20.   "Systems Engineering Ownership of Risk Management." Paper to the Fifth National Symposium on Space System Risk Management, Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA, 18 February 2004.

21.   "Establishing A Risk Management Culture." Invited facilitated discussion to the Project Management Institute Los Angeles Chapter, 9 June 2004.

22.   Risk Management: Is it a Systems Engineering or Project Management Process?” Presentation to the International Council on Systems Engineering, Los Angeles Chapter, 12 April 2005.

23.   "Successful Risk Management and Systems Engineering Collaboration." Presentation to the Department of Defense Systems and Software Technology Conference 2005, 18 April 2005.

24.   “Successful Risk Management and Systems Engineering Collaboration.” Presentation to International Council on Systems Engineering Los Angeles Chapter Mini-Conference, 11 June 2005.

25.   “Risk Management for Systems of Systems.” Presentation to International Council on Systems Engineering Los Angeles Chapter Mini-Conference, 11 June 2005.

26.   “Risk Scales - Their Use and Abuse in Risk Analysis.” Presentation to International Council on Systems Engineering Los Angeles Chapter Mini-Conference, 11 June 2005.

27.   "Some System Engineering and Risk Management Linkages." Presentation to the Sixth National Symposium on Space System Risk Management, Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA, 26 October 2005.

28.   "Some System Engineering and Risk Management Linkages." Paper to the Sixth National Symposium on Space System Risk Management, Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA, 26 October 2005.

29.   “How Systems Engineers Can Improve A Risk Management Process.” Presentation to the International Council on Systems Engineering, Los Angeles Chapter, 24 April 2007.

30.   “Risk Analysis Considerations for Space Systems.” Presentation to the AIAA Space 2007 Conference, 20 September, 2007.

31.   “Risk Analysis Considerations for Space Systems.” Paper to the AIAA Space 2007 Conference, 20 September, 2007.

32.   “Successful Risk Management for Aerospace Programs.” Presentation to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Los Angeles Chapter, 26 September 2007.

33.   “Risk Management for Space Systems.” Presentation to the Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA Seventh National Symposium on Space Systems Engineering & Risk Management Conference, 27-29 February, 2008.

34.   “Risk Management for Space Systems.” Paper to the Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA Seventh National Symposium on Space Systems Engineering & Risk Management Conference, 27-29 February, 2008.

35.   “Risk Management and Project Management for Space Systems.” Panel member, panel organizer, and presenter to the Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA Seventh National Symposium on Space Systems Engineering & Risk Management Conference, 27-29 February, 2008.

36.   Edmund H. Conrow and Robert N. Charette, “Opportunity Management:  Be Careful What You Ask For,” Defense AT&L, Defense Acquisition University, March-April 2008.

37.   Tom Heinsheimer, Edmund H. Conrow, and Eric Heinsheimer, “What Happens to Us if the Government Adopts Risk-Based Source Selection?” Presentation to the Association of Proposal Management Professionals, Global Positioning Strategies Conference, 28 May 2008.

38.   Making Risk Management Work on Your Project.”  Article for Project Management Institute-Los Angeles Chapter, July 2008 Newsletter. (This article has also appeared or will appear in the PMI-Chicago, PMI-New York, PMI-San Diego, and PMI-St. Louis Newsletters.)

39.   “Tailoring Risk Management to Your Project.”  Article for Project Management Institute-Los Angeles Chapter, August 2008 Newsletter. (This article has also appeared or will appear in the PMI-Chicago, PMI-New York, PMI-San Diego, and PMI-St. Louis Newsletters.)

40.   “Balancing Cost, Performance, Schedule, and Risk:  Concepts and Analysis of Many Programs.” Presentation to the International Council on Systems Engineering, Los Angeles Chapter, 19 August 2008.

41.   “Why Risk Management Matters:  You Have Only One Chance to Do It Right!  Deltek Webinar, 20 August 2008.

42.   “Integrating Risk Management with Other Project Processes.”  Article for Project Management Institute-Los Angeles Chapter, September 2008 Newsletter. (This article has also appeared or will appear in the PMI-Chicago, PMI-New York, PMI-San Diego, and PMI-St. Louis Newsletters.)

43.   “Eliminating Missing Risk Management Process Steps.”  Article for Project Management Institute-Los Angeles Chapter, October 2008 Newsletter. (This article has also appeared or will appear in the PMI-Chicago, PMI-New York, PMI-San Diego, and PMI-St. Louis Newsletters.)

44.   “Improving Risk Management Process Implementation.”  Article for Project Management Institute-Los Angeles Chapter, November 2008 Newsletter. (This article has also appeared or will appear in the PMI-Chicago, PMI-New York, PMI-San Diego, and PMI-St. Louis Newsletters.)

45.   “The Necessity and Benefits of Effective Risk Management.Saratech, Inc. Webinar, 27 January 2009.

46.   “Insights into Balancing Cost, Performance, Schedule, and Risk. Presentation to the International Council on Systems Engineering Los Angeles Chapter Mini-Conference, 7 February 2009. Dr. Conrow was also the Track Chair for the “Right Sizing Systems Engineering” Track.

47.   “Overcoming Risk Analysis Concerns on Your Project.Deltek Webinar, February 2009.

48.   “Estimating Technology Readiness Level Coefficients.” Presentation to the Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 14-17 September 2009.  Dr. Conrow was also the Track Co-Chair, Space Systems Engineering and Space Economics track, the Session Chair for the Orion Systems Engineering Lessons Learned Panel, and the Session Chair for the Systems Engineering Tools and  Methodologies for System and Technology Evaluations paper session.

49.   “Estimating Technology Readiness Level Coefficients.” Paper to the Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 14-17 September 2009.

50.   “Evaluation of Probability Distributions for Space Program Schedule Change.” Presentation to the Space Systems Risk Management Symposium, Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA Eighth National Symposium, 7 April 2010.  Dr. Conrow was also the Session Chair for the Design Phase Risk Assessment Session.

51.   “Evaluation of Subjective Probability Values:  Including Errors That Have Propagated for Decades.” Presentation to the Space Systems Risk Management Symposium, Aerospace Corporation/Air Force SMC/NASA Eighth National Symposium, 8 April 2010.

52.   Evaluation of Subjective Probability Statements.” Presentation to the Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 31 August 2010.  Dr. Conrow was also the Track Co-Chair, Space Systems Engineering and Space Economics track, the Co-Session Chair for the Risk Assessment Methods for Space Systems Session, and the Session Chair for the Human Spaceflight Systems Engineering Lessons Learned Panel.

53.   Space Program Schedule Change Probability Distributions.”  Presentation to the Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1 September 2010.

54.   “Evaluation of Subjective Probability Statements.” Paper to the Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 31 August 2010.

55.   “Space Program Schedule Change Probability Distributions.”  Paper to the Space 2010 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1 September 2010.

56.   Panelist (Risk Management/Consultant Representative), INCOSE-LA Mini Conference, 16 October 2010.

57.   Spacecraft Programs Schedule Length Distributions.”  Presentation to the Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 27 September 2011.  Dr. Conrow was also the Track Co-Chair, Space Systems Engineering and Space Economics track, the Session Co-Chair for the Systems Modeling and Simulation paper session, and the Session Chair for the Space Systems Engineering Tradespace in a Constrained Budget Environment panel session.

58.   “Spacecraft Programs Schedule Length Distributions.”  Paper to the Space 2011 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 27 September 2011.

59.   “Aerospace Program Performance Change Distributions.”  Presentation to the Space 2013 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, September 2013.

60.   “Aerospace Program Performance Change Distributions.”  Paper to the Space 2013 Conference and Exposition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, September 2013.

 

 
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