March Chapter Meeting
|Patrick E. Leach
Author of: Why Can’t You Just Give Me The Number?
Professor of Practice, Colorado School of Mines
Independent Strategy Consultant
Mr. Leach is an experienced speaker, business trainer, and consultant. He makes a clear, concise case for appropriate implementation of probabilistic analysis. Rather than get bogged down with equations and complexity, he shares his insight and the benefits of his experience in a way that is useful, and memorable.
Major decisions are often made in the face of high uncertainty. In fact, managing risk and uncertainty is one of the key functions of any project manager. Practical; real-life examples illustrate the key points: why major projects are so often late and over budget, when to spend money on more information (and when not to), the benefits of a risk-neutral approach, psychological weaknesses humans have when dealing with uncertainty, and tools to use and traps to avoid.
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