Applied Information Management

The Project Manager’s Worst-Case Scenario

Have you ever found yourself locked in battle with a customer over final approval of your project? How about managing a project that has fallen victim yet again to scope creep? While these types of challenges are common, they do not need to spell the doom of your project.

Join us the evening of February 2 when AIM Director and Project Management Professional Kara McFall shares her best practices from over 25 years of experience on how to skillfully handle the most challenging project management issues. McFall will cover:

  • Six common project management “worst case” scenarios presented as actual mini case studies.
  • The root causes of these common PM issues.
  • How to prevent the issues from occurring.
  • The PM tools and processes that can prevent or mitigate many of these PM issues.
  • How to effectively conduct a project post-mortem.
  • How to respond in the moment with confidence when thrust into your PM worst-case scenario.

Proper planning prevents poor performance.

Date: February 2, 2016
Time: 6:00–7:00 p.m. networking hour, 7:00–8:00 p.m. speaker presentation
Location: White Stag Block, Room 142/144, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR
Cost: $10; enjoy appetizers and two drink tickets.

As an added value sponsored by the AIM Program, all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance, valid for 1 PDU, that may be applied toward continuing certification requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) or other certifying associations.

Kara McFall, PMP, Director of AIM Program

Kara McFall, EdD, PMP is the Director of the University of Oregon Applied Information Management master’s program. McFall has over 25 years of experience in IT, including positions as regional VP of Project Management for a global website design and development company and project manager for such projects as Skymall’s first eCommerce site. She has taught project management, IT, and business topics for multiple universities. McFall is passionate about education and an avid football fan.

The AIM Program is a multidisciplinary master's degree, jointly coordinated through the University of Oregon Graduate School and Academic Extension. The program is geared toward mid-career, full-time working professionals and is designed to be completed online in two-and-a-half to three years, with an accelerated option available for faster completion.

To learn more, please contact us at or 800-824-2714.

PUBLISHED: December 21, 2015