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Lean Risk Management

November 29, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Co-sponsored by: ASQ 509 SW SIG

American Society for Quality (ASQ) — Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section (509) & Northern Virginia Section (511)

Software Special Interest Group (SW SIG)

IEEE Computer Society — Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters


Lean Risk Management

(A Lean Treatment)

Presented by Mr. Mike Helton, Senior Risk Manager

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5:30 – 6:00 PM – Networking & Pizza

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Program

7:00 – 7:15 PM – Q&A and Announcements

There is no cost to attend at Fairfax or Silver Spring


 This talk describes what Lean Risk Management is and different levels of “Lean” from an inadvisable ‘back of the envelope’ treatment to a fully detailed and comprehensive treatment.  This includes the major drivers that promote a ‘Lean’ treatment.  Levels of Lean are identified via Proportional Risk Management with the criteria for making a selection.  Agile values are discussed and are shown how they apply to risk management and how they increase program value to the Stakeholders.  Finally, a criteria that defines Program Success is presented and shown how it is derived from Lean and Agile applications.


Mike Helton is a senior Risk Management consultant and has practiced Risk Management for over 17 years on very large to very small programs and projects.  These included the Air Traffic Control DSR Program, an NSA Process Improvement Program and many smaller group projects within larger programs such as various groups within NASA’s Landsat Program.  He was the instructor for the Risk Management Process for the National Security Administration where he trained over 350 NSA professionals on Risk Management.  This included tailoring aspects of industry standard risk management processes documented by the PMBOK, SEI Carnegie Mellon Institute and several other sources of risk management to fit various kinds of programs and projects.  His prior endeavors included integration manager on a key stage of the NASA’s International Space Station, integration manager on a commercial satellite communications system for the American Satellite Company and mission & science sequence design engineer on various interplanetary space missions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The presenters will be at MITRE’s MITRE-2location with presentation video/teleconferenced to the following locations:

MITRE Corporation, Room 2503, 260 Industrial Way West, Eatontown, NJ 07724 


US Food and Drug Administration(White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20993


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5:30 – 6:00 PM – Networking & Pizza

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Program

7:00 – 7:15 PM – Q&A and Announcements

Bldg: MITRE-2 Building, Room 1N100
7515 Colshire Drive
McLean, Virginia


November 29, 2016
10:30 am - 12:15 pm


City: McLean


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