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Saturday Seminar - Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Topic: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Eventually all project managers will have to deal with Business Continuity Management (Business Continuity plans, Disaster Recovery plans, Business Impact Assessments, Emergency Planning) either as part of their project, or as a deliverable for a project they are working on. This session will provide the attendee with a basic understanding of Business Continuity Management.

Presenter 1:  Melanie McCormack

Presenter 2:  Alex Jankovic - Stratogrid Advisory - Business Impact Analysis - BIA

Alex will focus on the importance of executing a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), its value to the organization, and tools and techniques which will ensure its execution.

Alex is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) who brings over 20 years of Business Continuity and Information Technology experience. He is a founder and principal consultant at StratoGrid Advisory, an Ottawa Business Continuity Management Advisory firm.

During his career, Alex has worked in a diversity of roles, including:

• Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery Advisor, 

• Technology/Technical Architect, 

• Director of IT Operations and Project Manager

Presenter 3:  Dennis Lenard - Lenard Consulting - Disaster Recovery for IT Infrastructure and Applications

The presentation will present the basic facets of a DR program. Although there are many styles of established DR programs, they all have the same basic structure. The topics covered will include, but not be limited to:

  • What is a DR Program
  • Establishing Requirements, Policy, and Program
  • Relationship with other BCM programs
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Plans and Requirements
  • Overall timeline, Project into Operation
  • Evergreen the Program
  • Bench-marking and Audit

Dennis Lenard, PMP, CBCP, MBCI is a consultant specializing in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. With over 35 years of experience in industry, he offers expertise in the areas of business continuity and risk, IT disaster recovery, project management, IT security operations and IT Management. In his consultancy he has aided clients with analysis, creation, and exercise of their Crisis Management teams, Business Continuity environments, and Disaster Recovery programs and environments. He had managed a security operations group in a major global company for 7 years, and has extensive experience with setting up DR programs that work, as well as live exercises. As well Mr. Lenard’s background includes experience as a senior management professional with a proven track record of providing teams and projects with direction, process, and automation to maximize efficiency, improve service levels, and gain cost reductions via transformation and re-engineering.

Denis is an active member of DRIE Ottawa and the PMI Ottawa Valley Outaouais Chapter.


Early Bird Ends February 20 $75.00 plus HST
Regular February 21 - March 20 $85.00 plus HST
Late March 21 - 28 $95.00 plus HST
Student   $45.00 plus HST
Non Member:
Early Bird Ends February 20   $90.00 plus HST
Regular February 21 - March 20 $100.00 plus HST
Late March 21 - 28 $110.00 plus HST



Four (4) PDUs are applicable for PMPs who attend this four (4) hour seminar.

The talent triangle allocation is 2.5 PDUs -technical and 1.5 Strategic Business Management



Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM



KPMG - Downtown

150 Elgin Street, Suite 1800

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K2P 2P8


Paid parking is available underground.  Free parking is also available across the street at 160 Elgin Street.


Business Casual


7:30 AM   Registration check-in

7:45 AM   Buffet breakfast is served

8:30 AM   Presentation starts

10:20 AM Refreshment break

12:30 PM Presentation ends




Please contact Tina Hughes at registrar@pmiovoc.org of any serious allergies so that an alternate meal can be prepared. Please advise Tina at least 1 week prior to the event date.

Cancellation Fees and Refund Policy

You may request to cancel your registration for a full refund minus a $20 administration fee, up to 8 days before the date and time of the event. Cancellation requests made within 7 days of the event date/time may not receive a refund nor a transfer. When you register for a PMI OVOC event, you agree to these terms.  Please contact the registrar for all cancellations and refunds.

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Type of activity: Saturday Seminars

Date: 28 March 2020

Hour: 8:30 to 12:30

Late date:: 21 March 2020 to 0:00

Language: English

# of PDUs: 4.0





Late member: $95.00

Late non member: $110.00