Risk Analysis for Project Planning (Using Excel)

Instructor: Professor Galit Shmueli, University of Maryland (USA)
 and Indian School of Business
Venue : Lower Rigsum campus (behind Hotel Pedling), Thimphu
Dates : Nov 21-22, 2011
Registration:  closed
Fee:  Nu 3,500 (inclusive of textbook, daily lunch, morning and afternoon tea). Self-paying participants can inquire regarding a special discount.
Seats: Limited


The workshop is intended for decision makers in government, corporate and private organisations in Bhutan. Attendees will gain knowledge on how Excel can be used effectively for supporting decision making. The workshop is very hands-on: participants will gain practical knowledge by using Excel on our lab computers.

  • Defining project metrics 
  • Scenario building 
  • Measuring performance and risk 
  • Incorporating randomness via simulation 
  • Risk reduction via project portfolios


Risk Analysis for Project Planning: A Hands-On Guide Using Excel by Galit Shmueli (included in workshop fee) 


Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2003 or later. 

Participants can use our lab computers or bring their own laptops (please have Excel installed)

Daily Workshop Schedule

09:30 - 11:00 Session I
11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break (tea & snacks provided)
11:30 - 13:00 Session II
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break (lunch provided)
14:00 - 15:00 Session III
15:00 - 15:30 Tea Break (tea & snacks provided)
15:30 - 16:00 Session IV

Instructor Biography: Galit Shmueli is the SRITNE Chaired Professor of Data Analytics at the Indian School of Business and Associate Professor of Statistics at University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, USA. She teaches data analysis, data mining, and related courses at the MBA and PhD programs. She also teaches online courses at Statistics.com. 
Prof Shmueli authors several books including Data Mining for Business Intelligence (also available in Indian edition). Workshop participants will receive her new book Risk Analysis for Project Planning: A Hands-On Guide Using Excel.