Thursday, November 14, 2013 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Location Details: 

Brynhild Haugland Room

Meeting Notice

The Minnesota Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) has engaged in an outreach effort for central North Dakota. Outreach events provide an opportunity for project managers, executives, sponsors, business analysts, business leads, students, and others to network with peers while taking in a no cost presentation on Project Management related topics.

Risk Management Techniques

This presentation is designed to focus on four key points in project risk management using a blend of lecture and classroom exercises. Dirk starts with discussion around how to write a good risk statement and why that is so important. The class will then have an opportunity to practice writing risk statements. Next he provides examples of tools to assist project managers in conducting quantitative risk analysis. The third key point is qualitative analysis. Dirk will provide examples on how to perform this type of analysis and the class will get to try their hand at a number of examples. Finally, Dirk will review the various risk responses and how these are best applied. There is one more exercise to practice developing the risk response.


  • Registration and light lunch at 11:30 a.m. (Pizza and soft drinks)
  • Presentation and Q&A from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Dirk Huggett is a native of North Dakota with an AAS in Video Technology and a BA in Broadcasting with a minor in Theater Arts from Minot State University. He has worked as an engineer for the Disney channel, troubleshooting electronics to the component level. He also slipped in a short stint as a part-time teacher for a vocational school. He spent 10 years working for a Fortune 500 retail company starting in the stores before working his way to Field Auditor, then supervisor of the Store Help Desk supporting stores worldwide. He finished his career with the company as a Technical Analyst developing strategic plans and managing projects for the Support Department. Currently, Dirk is an IT Program Administrator II for the state with the Information Technology Department, where he has been since 2001. He provides legislative oversight on major projects and performs as a project manager on special projects. Dirk has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005. Dirk’s personal life is mostly devoted to his wife and 2 children and the local community theater.


For seating and meal planning purposes, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by emailing Include your name, organization, email, and daytime phone number.


Free - PMI Membership not required

Additional Information

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Notice Provided By: 
Mark Molesworth at ITD, (701) 328-4474