A2: Project Risk Quantification

Friday - Saturday, June 26-27, 2020 (2 FULL DAYS)
1.6 CEUs

jhollmann_picInstructor:  John Hollmann, PE CCP CEP DRMP

John Hollmann, PE CCP CEP DRMP is an industry expert, author, leader and presenter in the Cost Engineering/Risk Management profession for the process industries (e.g., oil & gas, chemicals, mining, metals) as well as infrastructure (e.g., transport, utilities, pipeline, etc.). John has managed a benchmarking consortia, managed cost engineering/project control/risk research and development projects, and has conducted numerous project estimate reviews and risk analyses for strategic projects. John has been very active in AACE International (including leading development of the DRMP exam) and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. John has over forty years of engineering, project control, estimating, risk analysis, benchmarking, research and consulting experience in the process and infrastructure industries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. His book “Project Risk Quantification”, around which the seminar is aligned, was published in 2016.

The course starts with learning the basics of risk management (RM) and dealing with uncertainty in investment and bid decisions and project control (i.e. the context.) Fundamentals such as terminology and statistics are covered. Attendees will then learn how to elicit information about risks and use it to perform integrated, probabilistic cost and schedule risk analysis for contingency, reserves and escalation in a step-by-step manner in accordance with the text (“Project Risk Quantification”) including exercises to reinforce the lessons. The content is consistent with AACE Recommended Practices where applicable. Quantification at different project phases is covered, including capturing historical data to improve future risk analyses. In addition, the attendees will learn about landmark empirical research, example cases, tips and rules-of-thumb and watch-outs. Attendees will also be provided with practice guidelines, tools and templates to help put the practices into action at their workplace.

Content:  Intermediate



  • Introduction to Project Risk Management and Risk Quantification (PRQ) – 2 hours

Why These PRQ Methods? Industry Research

Speaking the Language: PRQ Terminology

  • Need-to-Know for PRQ: Probability and Statistics – 1 hour
  • Where to Apply Risk Quantification in TCM – 1 hour

Phase-Gate Processes and Classification 

Investment/Bidding Decision Making Process

  • Setting the Stage for Risk Quantification: – 1 hour

Planning the Control Base (and Bias) considering PRQ

Project Historical Data; Closeout with PRQ in Mind

  • Introduction of the PRQ Process: – 1 hour


  • Methods-Core– 3 hours

Systemic Risks & Parametric Modeling (w/exercise)

Project-Specific Risks & Expected Value w/MCS (w/exercises)

  • Methods-Extended– 3 hours

Project-Specific Risks & CPM (w/example)

Escalation and Exchange (w/example)

Program and Portfolio Analysis (w/exercise)

Tipping Point Analysis (w/example)

  • Conclusion
$1300 member / $1450 non-member

NOTE: Registration fee includes hot breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshment breaks each day.  Late (after May 21) and onsite registrations are assessed a $100 penalty. Seminar is subject to cancellation and full refund if minimum enrollment is not met by the early registration deadline.   

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