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Software Special Interest Group Meeting  

Patrick Henry Library, Vienna; FDA Silver Spring; MITRE Bedford MA; MITRE Eatontow; MITRE Aberdeen,
Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180
FDA, Bld 66, room G512, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
Various, Maryland

Jul 23, 2013    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

Risk Management 102

by: Mike Helton

Tuesday July 23, 2013

 This talk begins with a brief review of the Risk Management Process in conjunction with a previous talk on February 26, 2013 by Al Florence who covered the basics of Risk Management.  Some follow-on ingredients in doing effective Risk Management are presented including the following:

Key preparations for doing effective Risk Management in any project.

Brief guidelines for identifying the right risks in any project.

Skills needed to do successful Risk Management.

Proportionalizing Risk Management.

A Success Story using Risk Management.

Risks of doing Risk Management.

Other items that would be of interest (Risk vs. Opportunity Management)


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.

6:30 PM � Networking and Pizza(*)

7:00 � 8:00 PM � Program

(*) There is no cost to attend at McLean and Silver Spring.


The presentation will originate at the McLean facility, with video tele-conferencing (VTC) between:

MITRE-2, room 1N100

7515 Colshire Drive

McLean, VA 22102

host: Scott Ankrum

cell: 240-731-7581

FDA, Bld 66, room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson

cell: 301-996-4976

MITRE, Northgate Building A

209 Research Blvd., Suite #200A

Aberdeen, MD 21001

host: Richard Eng

cell: 703-201-9112



MITRE, room 2503

260 Industrial Way West

Eatontown, NJ 07724

host: Aaron Dagen

desk: 732-578-6301

MITRE, room 6FD111

300 Sentinel Drive

Annapolis Junction, MD

Meg Weinberg: 410-707-2211

Tom Everett: 978-852-2400



Mitre Bedford is no longer participating.

If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Scott Ankrum (below)


Join online meeting  https://meet.mitre.org/salwa/1MQ3M136

Join by Phone  +1 (703) 983-2020

Conference ID: 6168561

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For details and driving directions, see: July 2013 Software SIG Announcement


Registration Website: https://asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/26913


You must register by noon on Monday, July 22.  If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register.  FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors.  If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address.  Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.


For registration problems or further information contact Scott Ankrum at: or 703-983-6127


Software SIG Chairman: T. Scott Ankrum (ASQ & IEEE)

Software SIG Committee: Tom Neff, Roger Hardwicke, James L. de la Houssaye, Manny Castillo, Salwa M Abdul-Rauf, Richard Eng, Rhonda L. Farrell, Alfred Kromholz, James M. Simpson, Chris Jones, Lance Kelson,  Meg Weinberg, Tom Everett, Tim Rice, Aaron Dagen


Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509), Software Special Interest Group (SSIG); IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters; and Society for Software Quality (SSQ), Washington, DC Area Chapter.  Members of the ASQ SSIG include software quality professionals, software engineers, and others interested in applying quality principles to the field of software development.  See our web page: https://asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/2499/pid/2499.  We meet every month, usually at the MITRE facility in McLean, Virginia, with VTC to other locations.


Next Month:  TBD on Tuesday, August 27, 2013