Course Length: 2 days 14 PDUs
This seminar focuses on the uncertainty that surrounds any project. Project Risk Management is designed to have the participant learn core project risk management concepts and best practices, and learn tools that are used to proactively manage project risk. During the course, “best practices” will be introduced, and put into context through various exercises and scenarios and case studies.
Students enrolling in this course should be planning to lead a project (primary audience) or serve on a project team (secondary audience).
To ensure your success, we recommend you have some working knowledge or experience in working in a project environment, or have completed a foundations course in project management.
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured minds-on and hands-on activities.
Students will learn how to use project risk management techniques to proactively plan, assess, monitor, control, document, and close out their risk management activities on a project successfully.
Discuss the processes of Project Risk Management and a project manager’s role in this activity.
Discuss why projects are unsuccessful due to inadequate risk management, and how project teams can address this shortcoming.
List and discuss the impact risks have on project success criteria and common categories for project risk.
Discuss the process for developing a Risk Management Plan.
Discuss techniques for identifying a project’s risks.
Discuss techniques assessing and analyzing risks, both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Compare different risk response strategies for proactively dealing with both threats, but also opportunities.
Identify techniques for proactively monitoring and dealing with risk throughout the project life cycle.
Use Lessons Learned regarding risk management to continuously improve the Risk Management Plan.
- Introduction to Project Risk Management
Exercise – The Domino Project
- Project Risk Management
What is a Project Risk?
Risk Management vs. Issues Management
What Happens if you don’t Manage Risks?
Exercise – Identify typical project risks
Practical Risk Management Guidelines
Process Model for Project Risk Management
PMBOK® Guide Project Risk Management Processes
Sample Project – Case Study
- Plan Risk Management
Project Subsidiary Management Plans
Components of a Risk Management Plan
Risk Management Planning Meeting
Project Risk Categories
The Risk Breakdown Structure
Exercise- Develop a Risk Breakdown Structure
Exercise- Risk Management Planning Meeting
- Identify Risks
Process Approach to Risk Management
Identify Risks tools and techniques
Crawford Slip Adaptation
The Risk Register
Exercise – Identify Project Risks
- Project Risk Assessment
Why Assess and Rank Risks?
Frequency or Risk Assessments
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Risk Probability of Occurrence
Risk Impacts to Project Objectives
Using a Probability Impact Grid (PIG)
Exercise – Assess Project Risks using a PIG
Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Tools and Techniques for Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
Expected Monetary Value (EMV) Analysis
Exercise – Perform a Decision-Tree Analysis
Monte Carlo Simulation
Sample – Monte Carlo Simulation
6. Plan Risk Responses
Risk Response goals
Plan Risk Responses Tools and Techniques
Responses for Threats
Responses for Opportunities
Acceptance as a Response
Risk Response Strategies
Developing the Risk Response Plan
Exercise – Develop a Risk Response Plan
7. Monitor and Control Risks
Monitor and Control Risks Tools and Techniques
Variance and Trend Analysis
Tracking and Reporting on project risk
Exercise – Perform a Risk Re-Assessment
8. Continuous Improvement
Improving the Risk Management Plan
Process Flow for Issues Management
Capstone Exercise – Perform Risk Management Activities on a short case study