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08/07/2018 - Tuesday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
University Center at the College of the Canyons
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 Vice President and Head of North America Loyalty Technology at Corporate Travel Management (ASX:CTD), where he oversees product, UX design, engineering, quality assurance, business analytics and project management groups to build technology solutions that generate over 350 M of annual business.

Chris previously served as Senior Director – US Loyalty Technology at Corporate Travel Management, 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:
$15 - PMI-LA Members and Non-Members
(Registration fee is to cover the cost of the meal)




Meeting Agenda:
5:30 - 6:00 PM Registration & Networking
6:00 - 6:15 PM Light Meal
6:15 - 7:30 PM Featured Speaker Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 PM Meeting Adjourned with Closing Statement


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University Center at College of the Canyons
Employee Training Institute
2nd Floor – Room #205
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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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.


Questions or Comments:
Contact North LA County Meeting Director


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