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Board oversight of transformational projects: using project risk reviews to gain assurance and support success

Join Baker Tilly as our higher education risk specialists present a webinar on project risk reviews with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB):

Board oversight of transformational projects: using project risk reviews to gain assurance and support success

Major transformational projects (e.g., system implementations, new construction, institutional restructuring) challenge and impact higher education institutions every day – sometimes involving budget overruns, schedule delays and other resource constraints. Institutions are increasingly looking to objective resources (e.g., internal audit, independent consultants) to provide insights and assurance regarding risks to their strategic projects. A project risk review provides an objective assessment of project risks and success factors, proactively identifies risks and challenges, remediates issues and increases the overall likelihood of achieving project success.

This webinar will address how institutions can conduct project risk reviews and highlight oversight guidance for the board and audit committee to consider while balancing the detailed review requirement needs of the project stakeholders. Throughout the discussion, the presenters will share their experiences from working on large IT projects – highlighting common risks, issues encountered and lessons learned from conducting project risk reviews.

Key learning objectives

  • Anticipate and identify risks and issues typically associated with major projects in higher education 
  • Understand the key elements of a project risk review and how it can be used to provide enhanced oversight, mitigate risks and increase the likelihood of success for large projects 
  • Leverage lessons learned and activities performed by other institutions when overseeing major transformational projects

Presenters and subject matter specialists

  • Raina Rose Tagle, CPA, CISA, CIA, Partner, Baker Tilly
  • Mike Cullen, CISA, CISSP, CIPP/US, Director, Baker Tilly
  • Eric Wion, CPA, CISA, CISSP, Executive Director, Office of Internal Auditing, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Visit AGB’s website for more information about the webinar and to register.

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