February Chapter Meeting

February 11, 2021
6:00 PM CST - 8:00 PM CST
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The link to join the virtual meeting will be sent by 12 PM on the day of the event.


Presentation title: Risk Management: An Interactive Learning Session. 

Speaker: Jeffrey S. Thaler,  Sr. Project Portfolio Manager, Cargill, Inc.

Join us for a professional development evening on Thursday, February 11th, when our guest speaker, Jeff Thaler, will deliver an exciting presentation on Risk Management.  You will be given an opportunity to participate in an interactive learning session by both learning and “doing”.

As a business analyst risks are one of the few areas that can turn your work from green to red overnight!  It is relevant to all initiatives - whether you are on a small innovative agile team, writing requirements for a large cross-functional international division of your organization – or anything in between.  This presentation begins with a talk describing risk management, then has an interactive scenario (in case study format) which will challenge attendees to use risk management skills to proactively identify and manage risks.

Learning objectives:

  • Identifying risks.
  • Understanding qualitative vs quantitative risk analysis and using appropriate tools on identified risks.
  • Understanding which risks to communicate to senior leadership.
  • Using risk response planning to proactively monitor and control the appropriate risk profile.


About Jeffrey S. Thaler … Jeffrey is a Sr. Project Portfolio Manager at Cargill.  He specializes in project portfolio management, managing business analysts, project managers, staff SMEs from internal staff, leading groups in delivering innovative, quality solutions to customers.  Jeffrey has managed strategic cross-functional projects, programs, and portfolios at Fortune 500 companies like Best Buy and McKesson. 

Mr. Thaler as an adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas and the FlexNet program at University of Phoenix has taught Advanced Project Management Programs.  He has presented various project management topics at companies and organizations and his list of publications include his book, “Management 101".


6:15 pm   Virtual Doors Open
6:30 pm   Sponsor Chats
6:40 pm   Chapter Announcements 
6:45 pm   Featured Speaker
7:30 pm   Q&A and Closing Remarks
7:45 pm   Meeting Adjourned

Note:  All registrations for the virtual meeting end at 12 PM the day of the meeting.


$0.00 IIBA MSP Member

$10.00 Non-Member Attendee