Areas of Expertise: Project Risk Management, Risk Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulations, Project Management, Cost/Performance/Schedule/Risk Trades, Management Strategy, and Technology Planning/Assessment
Dr. Conrow is a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering, selected “for research and practice associated with risk management, and cost, performance, and schedule trade methods.” This is the first time in INCOSE’s history that a Fellow was selected for risk management research and practice. Dr. Conrow is an internationally recognized risk management and project management consultant to industry, federally funded research centers, national laboratories, and government with 30+ years experience; on hardware-intensive, software-intensive, and mixed projects, with life cycle dollar ranges from several million dollars to more than $100 billion. His work has directly saved millions of dollars on several programs. Dr. Conrow has served more than 25 times as a risk manager and mentor to risk managers where he was responsible for implementing and making risk management work on a wide variety of programs and proposals. This includes all facets of project risk management, and developing and implementing hundreds of cost, technical performance, and schedule Monte Carlo simulations since 1977. Dr. Conrow has more than 125 professional presentations and papers on risk management and related topics, and his risk management related work has won awards at national conferences. He is a Certified Management Consultant (IMC), a Certified Professional Consultant to Management (NBCC), Certified in Risk Management (IIPER), and a Project Management Professional (PMI). Dr. Conrow is an Associate Fellow and Life Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the author of the highly regarded book: Effective Risk Management: Some Keys to Success, Second Edition, AIAA, 2003 (recommended by Palisade Corporation). He is also the author over the Seventh through Tenth Editions of the risk management chapter in Harold Kerzner’s best selling book, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling; and numerous other publications. He holds a BS and MS in nuclear engineering, Ph.D. in general engineering, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. in policy analysis.