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Effectively Managing Work and Risk in Project Environments

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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Please join us for our February 2020 Speaker Event featuring:


Mehran Jamshidi

Effectively Managing Work and Risk in Project Environments

In the session, Mehran will be discussing the role of BA in project environments as well as some common risks a BA needs to be aware of to effectively manage his/her work.

  • Role of a BA in a project setting
  • Types of risks
    • Task-related risks (Hard Risks)
    • People-related risks (Soft risks)
  • Anticipated communications challenges/risks
    • What can we do to manage those risks proactively?
  • How our personality types could impact our performance?
    • How to adapt our behavior accordingly to mitigate the risks of conflicts

About the speaker
Mehran is an experienced professional and educator with 22+ years’ experience in academia and professional development training, and project, environments. He started his career as a Business analyst in 1998, presently, working as the Department Head (Department of Project Management), and a Faculty at Vancouver Community College (VCC) running their Project Management department. He also teaches at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the New York Institute of Technology, along with leading his project management consulting firm, Efficert Academy. He is a past Senior Project Manager at TELUS, where he used to manage coaching and learning projects for TELUS. As a loyal volunteer, Mehran has been working as a board member and the VP Education for PMI Canadian West Coast Chapter for the past Four years. Mehran holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Software Engineering, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering, and holds several certificates including PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, CSPO, CSM and ITIL.


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Special thanks to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies for sponsoring our venue!



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Event Details: 
Cost: $5 for IIBA Vancouver Chapter members, $20 for non-members
Event Location: 
UBC Robson Square; Details TBD
Mehran Jamshidi
Location Name: 
UBC Robson Square
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