Risk management in context - Two surprising perspectives on a classical functional area

Risk management is one of the core functional areas of project management. Its practices, processes and tools are well known, and have been around for a long time. What can be added to such a well-established area?


Well, it's about the perspectives. The perspective of PMBoK is not the only one. During this chapter meeting the HU University of Applied Sciences is going to surprise you with two new points of view that interact perfectly. Meinte Wildschut, project manager at NS and student at the HU, will share the results of his master research on risk management in a chaotic world. What can you do when chaos prevails, where issues pop up without a reason where and risk management has become ineffective? Keep calm and learn from Meinte.

In addition, Douwe Brolsma, trainer, entrepreneur and also lecturer at the MSc Project Management, will elaborate on a way to help to keep calm. He will describe the four principles of Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy): specifically how working in circles improves commitment and how consent strengthens decision making.

Risk management will not have changed after this evening. You will, however, have added two new perspectives on the topic to your project manager's toolbox. Perspectives that help to manage risks more successfully.


Meinte combines project management qualities with consultancy skills. He sees projects as means to drive change. Throughout his career Meinte developed a profound interest in risk management and during his Master of Project Management he conducted research on how project managers can keep their project focused in an increasingly chaotic  world .

Douwe has over 15 years of working experience in managing projects and offering training and coaching in project management. Since 2006 he has been accredited Risk Management trainer (M_o_R®). Douwe is also accredited for Management of Value (MoV®), Management of Portfolios (MoP®) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®). His passion is organising change and passing on his experience and insight, building and sharing characterising his holistic approach.


17:00     -              Registration, sandwiches and refreshments

18:00     -              Opening, welcome and introduction by the PMI Netherlands Chapter

18:05     -              Introduction of our host HU Master of Project Management

18:15     -              The Uncertainty Web - Risk Management in Chaordic Projects – Meinte Wildschut, PMP

19:15     -              Break

19:30     -              Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) in projects – Ir. Douwe Brolsma

20:45     -              Wrap-up & Networking drink

21:30     -              Closure



Date May 23, 2017

Hogeschool Utrecht

Koningsbergerstraat 9

3531 AJ Utrecht

ID C266 - 201705

2.0 Technical PDU for PMP/PgMP

1.0 Technical PDU for PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PfMP

1.0 Strategic PDU for all certifications

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May 21st, 2017 12:00 hrs


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