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03/28/2018 - Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WeWork Manhattan Beach Towers
Speaker: Christopher Yang 
Topic: Risk Analysis and Project Management

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Risk management is key in any project. Project managers need to understand and apply advanced tools and techniques for evaluating risk associated with various stages of the project life cycle.

In this presentation, Chris will cover analytical methods for evaluating the selection of projects, the development of project cost estimates, analysis of the financial costs and benefits of projects, and the financial control of the project.


About the Speaker:
In a career spanning many years, Christopher Yang has held positions of increasing scope and responsibility. An experienced Technology Executive, Chris currently serves as Senior Director and Head of US Loyalty Technology at Corporate Travel Management (ASX:CTD), where he oversees product, UX design, engineering, quality assurance, business analytics and technical delivery groups to build technology solutions for a 200M loyalty travel line of business.

Chris previously served as Director – Project Management and Head of PMO at Onestop Internet, Senior Manager – E-Commerce Project Management at Ticketmaster, and as Technical Lead / Technical Program Manager – Software Engineering at DirecTV. During those periods, Chris oversaw a myriad of successful projects and technology initiatives.

In all of his positions, Chris has been involved in all aspects of technology management, and is proven in seeing all products and projects to their successful fruition. Chris has a strong understanding of software development, project and portfolio management, team building and change management and is expert at influencing change by analyzing business needs, working with cross-functional teams, and building effective relationships. He has a reputation for meeting organizational objectives and exceeding productivity and revenue goals while identifying and mitigating possible risks or issues that may side track success.

On the side, Chris teaches at the Department of Engineering and Technology at UCLA Extension. Chris helps develop and deliver curriculum for project management certificate program. Some of courses include Agile Project Management (MGMT X 418.31C) and Risk Analysis and Project Management (MGMT X 443.2).

Chris has four degrees from the University of Southern California – MBA, Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

He also has a wealth of key certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Manager (CPM) and ITIL.


Event Cost:
- FREE! for PMI-LA Members (Must be logged in before registering to get the discount)
- $10 for Non-Members


Meeting Agenda:
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:00 PM Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 PM Networking & Close


Location Information:
WeWork Manhattan Beach Towers
1240 Rosecrans Ave Ste 120,
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


Parking Instructions:
- Ample free street parking off Parkview Ave or in Mall Parking
- Parking Lot at the building can be used at your own cost


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This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so. If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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