Playing the Game of Risk


How well do you play the Risk Game with your projects?

Every project has elements of risk within it, dealing with those risks is so much more than just a simple plan.  This workshop will cover all recommended risk processes for every kind of project no matter what industry or discipline it is in.  The following will be covered:  determining how to deal with risks (the plan), then identifying, analyzing, and planning what to do if the risk does occur, as well as implementing individual risk plans and continuous monitoring of project risks.   Participants will learn about each risk process, then do activities with a mock project to practice the risk tools and techniques associated with the process.

DATE:  Friday, February 28

TIME: 9:00AM – 4:00PM with 1 hour for lunch on your own

LOCATION:  UMKC School of Computing and Engineering
Flarsheim Hall, Room 531 (Toyota Executive Education Center)
5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110

FEE:  $125 regular registration; $99 for alumni registration.  Contact Kaity Woody ( for your alumni discount code.

DEADLINE:  Sign up by Tuesday, February 25.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  The workshop is targeted to anyone that deals with every kind of project, in any industry or discipline.

EDUCATION:  This class qualifies for 6 hours of education or Professional Development Hours / Units for any certification that deals with risk.  i.e.  Professional Engineers, Project Management Professional, etc.

MATERIALS:  Bring your own pen and notebook if desired


SCHEDULE: Determine a convenient schedule through consultation with SCE Continuing Education. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the class documenting 35 class hours.

FEE: Fee is dependent on location, duration and schedule, and number of participants. The course fee includes exam study manual, exam simulation, process placemat and instructor handouts.

LOCATION: Hold the course at your office site, or hold the class on the UMKC Campus in the SCE executive education classroom.


Be able to:

  • Recognize and understand risk types
  • Determine how to the plan risk management (The Risk Game strategy)
  • Identify risk sources and document specific risks
  • Analyze and prioritize risks
  • Create a plan for individual risks if they do occur
  • Monitor project risks and implement risk responses as needed

Lyn Heaton has been active in the Project Management field for more than 30 years, both as a Project Manager and an educator.  She has provided project management training to various corporations, the U.S. Army, and UMKC.

Lyn worked for 19+ years in the Telecommunications industry at Sprint Nextel.  She held the position of Project / Program Manager in various departments including Network Services, Information Services, Finance, and Marketing.  During that time she worked on many of their multi-million dollar projects.  Before moving to Overland Park, Lyn was an instructor of computer science courses at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Lyn is an active member of the Kansas City Chapter of PMI, previously serving on their board of directors as the VP of Professional Development. She has helped to teach or facilitate PMP Prep training for the chapter since 2007.  She received her PMP in 2001 and holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.


For questions or to schedule a custom course at your office (groups of 10 or more) contact:

Christina S. Davis, M.S.

Director of Continuing Education

School of Computing and Engineering

University of Missouri-Kansas City

547C Flarsheim Hall, 5110 Rockhill, Kansas City, MO 64110

816-235-1262 |

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