The instructor's knowledge of the @RISK application tool and risk analysis in general was very strong and the presentation was excellent.
The course was useful and the presenter was knowledgeable. There was a good mix of background material and working through actual problems. The facilities were good.
Seminar was well-balanced.
Practical examples were very well picked.
After taking the class I'm better able to perform risk analysis. I'd recommend Palisade seminars to my colleagues.
We really enjoyed the 2-day seminar at Palisade and found it cleared up many questions we had about risk and probability.
The course content and presentation was spot-on.
The training was a very good blend of statistical concepts, their understanding, and the application of @RISK to modeling.
Good balance of topics.
I enjoyed and learned very useful tips at the Palisade seminar
it was worth while to come all the way from Costa Rica to attend it.
The stats recap was great.
Very enjoyable & helpful!
Overall excellent seminar.
Very well done; informative and valuable.
Appropriate time was spent on both theory and practical application. Instructor was excellent. Very knowledgeable!
Excellent coverage of the material.
Example datasets were very useful. Good course!
Course exceeded expectations. Could have spent 100 hours on my own not learning ½ of what I did in one day!
I would encourage coworkers to take this class.
The course materials will be useful as reference tools.
The class was conducive to learning, and I felt comfortable
participating in class.
The materials were well organized and can be applied to
The course improved my ability to perform risk assessment.
I would recommend it to coworkers.
A really solid overview with solid presentation.
Great class! Let me know when you are in town next.
Thanks for an excellent course on @RISK. I found it extremely
useful in content. Well worth it.
I certainly enjoyed the conference. We got a lot out of the event and hope to attend others in the future. Keep up the good work.
Very good course. Well and intelligently presented.
Very good course which I will recommend to colleagues.
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The seminar was perfect.
I was very happy to successfully complete the @RISK training for Kimberly Clark North Asia. I would like to say thank you very much for all of your support. The training session by Mark Meurisse was especially EXCELLENT. According to the survey after training, I got very positive feedback on the Palisade instructor.
I found Palisade's consultation extremely valuable.
Risk analysis within Fluor has moved up to a different
level because of Palisade training on the software.
Each of the attendees said that they were able to bring
away valuable knowledge from the training, and several have even
applied this knowledge to current projects already! It really
puts Palisade Corporation on the list of our valued training
I was really pleased with the day Thompson spent with us. My objective
was to stimulate activity with the @RISK software and this was achieved
with development pushing ahead on several fronts. Thompson's knowledge
was evident to all who attended and he was able to pass this on to a
diverse group with widely varying skill levels. Good value for money.
(The On-Site Training/Consulting) went great. Bill was very helpful in both helping us understand @RISK and in using @RISK in our template.
I thought the course was excellent. I can’t remember when I last went to a course that was so applicable and so well presented.
Jim Murtha did an excellent job!
The Oil & Gas course was extremely well presented and
organized; will have immediate payback.
Rafael Hartke - bio
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) offers a wide range of services to clients within the maritime, offshore, and onshore power sectors. These services can include investments and decision analysis, and for many years, DNV has used Palisade's @RISK for these analyses. In order to further develop our skills, DNV hired Rafael Hartke from Palisade for a three-day expert course in the DecisionsTools Suite (DTS). DNV found the course very useful, as Rafael had a deep knowledge of Palisade products, a wide range of practical tutorials, and also personal experience in using DTS to solve investments and decisions analysis for clients. The course was tailored throughout based on our needs and actual cases.
The training session was very well conducted by Mark and
has definitely enhanced my understanding of the software, and
allowed me to develop my own uses within my work.
Dr. Javier Ordóñez - bio
We invited Dr. Javier Ordóñez to help us develop an optimization model to inform decision-making process of one of our clients. We were highly impressed how quickly Javier grasped a complex problem and created a well-functioning solution. The work produced under pressure of a tight deadline was of excellent quality and enabled us to make a strong case to our partners. Javier was always extremely helpful and ready to discuss any issue at short notice. Our work session turned out to be a great learning experience for us. Javier is a true professional and a great pleasure to work with.
Dr. Javier Ordóñez is an outstanding workshop leader. He delivers flawlessly a very complex subject, making it simple, practical and very interesting. Thank you for a commandable performance.
Great course, great instructor. Very relevant to my work. Even being an experienced @RISK user, I still learned valuable information from this course. I really enjoyed the format and the information taught. Palisade is a first-class company and I look forward to exploring additional software that is available.
Javier is an excellent presenter, and the examples were excellent in illustrating the most important points. I wish I would have taken this class long ago, it would have saved an enormous amount of time and energy. Thank you!
Javier was excellent and provided some valuable insights into the software and helped me out with a modeling problem I was having. I think the training was well worth my time.
Rishi Prabhakar - bio
Rishi - great job! Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Well done.
Michael Rees did an excellent job. He has the mathematical
background to explain how @RISK works, and how it can be used in
practice. Indeed, the course was very interesting and helpful!
I enjoyed the one day seminar on options training presented by Mike
Rees. Mike possesses the formal education and practical experience
necessary in the use of real options to allow him to present the
material on both a theoretical and practical level and a presentation
style that made me feel very comfortable. As a result, Mike was able to
provide me with relatively easy to understand and useful approaches to
problem solving for very complex subject matters. The end result of the
one day training program is that I have new ways to approach, and a tool
box of differing solutions to use, as I think about future cash flows
and their effects on business valuation for my clients that need M&A,
fundraising and capital structure development services.
I found Michael to be an excellent instructor and extremely smart. I really enjoyed his approach.
Mr. Rees researched a problem I was having and addressed my concern specifically. He was a great help.
Michael Rees is outstanding, pragmatic, and empathetic to our goals. Outstanding instructor, very accessible, down to earth, and has a way with words. He explains things so clearly. Mike is a gem!
Thompson Terry - bio
Thompson was an absolutely phenomenal trainer. I hope to continue working with him and Palisade to use data to make better decisions.
Thompson was great. Easy to understand and practical info.
Yesterday’s class was absolutely outstanding. Thompson really knows his stuff. The first hour or so was probably aimed at people other than me, but that’s fine – I don’t expect everything to be tailored perfectly to me. After that, when we got more into the guts of @RISK, there was tons of material that was new to me, and the pace was very good. Thompson handled every question extraordinarily well. I’m really looking forward to today’s class.
I found the class to be worthwhile and Mr. Terry was an excellent instructor/presenter. I learned that in my practice, I have tapped into only about 25% of what @RISK can do.
I enjoyed the training and wanted to pass on compliments to Thompson for delivering a great training session that gave me a very good overview and starting points for how to use @RISK.
Thompson Terry knows the applications very well and was able to answer satisfactorily all questions we had - great job!
The training was excellent! Thompson is a great teacher. I don't see how it could have been better.
The training from Thompson was right on track. I learned a number of things that I will be able to apply to my @RISK modeling right away. All of the participants spoke about Thompson's obvious knowledge of and enthusiasm for using @RISK.
Thompson Terry was very knowledgeable and explained the process well.
Thompson Terry was an excellent instructor. The class was very diverse in composition and background using MS Project. Thompson handled this quite well.
Palisade has done a good job in hiring talented people. Thompson Terry was particularly noteworthy ... his calm nature and knowledge of @RISK was enough to maintain control over a diverse and sometimes demanding class.
Thompson Terry was professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Provided valuable instruction and maintained a good pace.
Thompson Terry was very knowledgeable - good choice.
Excellent course. Thompson Terry was very knowledgeable. I learned more in two days than trying the examples with the software.
The trainer was excellent - responsive, helpful, and easy to approach.
Highly recommend trainer for future use.
The instructor was very knowledgeable and responsive to
the particular needs of the class.
Seminar leader excellent - intelligent and approachable.
Liked the seminar leader's style.
Instructor very well prepared and help models on disks appreciated.
Murtha's knowledge is impressive. His teaching skills are truly exceptional. One of the best, most efficient seminars I have attended.
The material was covered completely with good emphasis throughout the class from fundamental statistical principles to DecisionTools' capabilities.
Jim Murtha is exceptional.
Overall course is excellent!
I enjoyed everything.
The seminar leader was very responsive to the class.
The instructor clearly showed he knew the materials and sample exercises. I appreciate his high level of appreciation. I also value his willingness to engage the class and accommodate all of their questions.
I very much appreciated the special and humoristic way he made us understand
I have attended the webcast for Data Collection with @RISK for Project. It was really good. The overall training was useful. Hope to hear more about other Webcast training.
Nice and fluent presentation.
A very interesting demo of @RISK 5.0. I saw several features that solve current problems in my modeling.
Excellent demo. Informative.