How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

He thinks his project managers have identified most of their risks, but he’s not sure where to focus his attention. What areas have the highest risk exposure? Let’s look at how to actually define risk categories and how they can help Tom (and you). Why Use Risk Categories?

How do YOU define project failure?

Kiron Bondale

An early project management lesson learned is that it is a good practice to start with the end in mind, especially when it comes to defining what done looks like. With risks it is recommended that we not focus solely on threats as we might miss the chance to benefit from opportunities.

The 3 Most Important Things that Define Your Project

Girl's Guide to PM

We all know that defining your project well is the foundation of good project management. To be OK in practice, you also need to have enough contingency in each of them, to accommodate the level of risk in your project.

The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let’s look at how to start the risk management process. The highest risks?

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7 Ways to Identify Risks

Project Risk Coach

Successful project managers have a common trait – they identify and manage risks. Let’s look at seven tools and techniques to identify risks. They get the team together, identify lots of risks, and enter them into an Excel spreadsheet. When to Identify Risks.

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The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition: How to Escalate Risks

Project Risk Coach

Discover how to ensure risk ownership at the right level of your organization The Project Management Institute added a new risk strategy in the Sixth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Escalate the risk. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk Management

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements. What is Enterprise Risk Management?

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How to Identify and Manage Secondary Risks

Project Risk Coach

A response to risk can create other risks. These secondary risks may be more significant than the primary risks if we are not careful. What is a secondary risk? A secondary risk is a risk that is created by a response to another risk.

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How to Communicate Risks

Project Risk Coach

How do you communicate risks? Some project managers rarely mention risks; others bore people to tears with too much information. And one of the most important things to communicate is your risks. How can we communicate risks more effectively? Communicating Risks.

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How to Identify and Manage Secondary Risks

Project Risk Coach

A response to risk can create other risks. These secondary risks may be more significant than the primary risks if we are not careful. What is a secondary risk? A secondary risk is a risk that is created by a response to another risk.

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The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

I fear that many project managers live by the letter of the law and may fail to gain the true benefits of risk management. These individuals are too concerned with checking boxes and making the risk management processes overly complex. Thou shalt not make risk management complicated.

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Risk Response Strategies: Full Roundup

Online PM Courses

Risk response strategies are the basic ways you can handle project risks. In this article we’ll examine the risk response strategies you have available to you, what they mean, and when you should use them. Introducing Project Risk Management. Remove the Risk.

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How to Reduce Risk Evaluation Bias

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at different types of biases and ways to reduce bias in the risk evaluations. PMI’s Practice Standard for Project Risk Management explains motivational bias is “where someone is trying to bias the result in one direction or another.” How to Reduce Bias When Evaluating Risks.

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Why Risk Avoidance Should Be 1 of Your 8 Risk Responses

Project Risk Coach

Earlier I wrote about eights ways to treat risks. One of the risk responses is avoidance. The focus of this strategy is to ensure the risk does not occur by eliminating the cause of the risk. ” Lessons Learned About Risk Avoidance. What Risks Should You Avoid?

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How to Improve Results With Better Risk Statements

Project Risk Coach

Vague risk statements lead to poor risk response planning. When organizations or project teams fail to respond to significant risks (i.e., Risk management starts with identifying risks and writing clear risk statements. Why do people define risks poorly?

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The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

Risk management is such an effective vehicle for climbing the tallest mountain or swimming the deepest sea. However, the risk management pitfalls are many, rendering us completely ineffective in our attempt to fulfill our dreams. Thou shalt not make risk management complicated.

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Get Ahead of Your Risks

Project Risk Coach

How to use key risk indicators Which would you prefer? To respond to risks after they occur or to see the risks early and take steps to prevent or reduce your risks? Project managers can get ahead of their risks by thinking differently. How to See Through Risks.

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Project Risk Management: A Competitive Necessity

Arras People

Kicking off project management in the New Year, here’s Megan Cacioppo from Deltek with a post-Christmas present, Project Risk Management for Dummies, available for you to download. Are you on the forefront of effective risk management?

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12 Questions for Gaining Control of Your Risks

Project Risk Coach

Are you a project manager who focuses on gaining control of your project risks? Some project managers start their projects with a strong focus on risk management. When problems occur, they turn to their risk response plan. Remember the definition for controlling risks?

What Everybody Should Know About Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Many project managers do a great job of identifying risks. Some even evaluate risks and develop response plans. However, project managers get busy as their projects progress and fail to control risks, resulting abandoned or wrecked projects. Implementing Risk Response Plans.

How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Learn to Better Manage Enterprise Risks Through Project Risk Management Many organizations have adopted enterprise risk management (ERM) as a way to make better decisions, get stronger operating results, and meet regulatory requirements. What is Enterprise Risk Management?

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Unknowable in the risk spectrum

Musings on Project Management

Would you agree that safety risk guru Matthew Squair has it about right that this is a fair representation of the risk spectrum? Actually, I'm not so sure about the "Is it possible" controlling and mitigating for ontological uncertainty (Squair defines ontological uncertain this way: "Ontological uncertainty lies at the far end of our continuum and. Risk Management

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Are You Making These Mistakes When Responding to Risks

Project Risk Coach

Some project managers make timely responses to risks, resulting in positive progress toward their project goals; others act haphazardly, resulting in undesirable consequences. Chuck Swindoll told a funny story that illustrates the dangers of costly mistakes when responding to risks.

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The Project Manager’s Guide to Simple Risk Analysis

Online PM Courses

Risk analysis is both easy and hard at the same time. No project manager can get by without knowing how to analyze risk on your project. Risk is important, because it is baked into the nature of projects. Risk analysis is one part of the wider Risk Management process.

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How to Identify, Evaluate, and Respond to Sneaky Risks

Project Risk Coach

How do you know when to respond to sneaky risks? Part of our problem is unknown risks; these risks silently steal and kill over time. Even if we are aware of certain risks, we may be unsure of when to respond. How a Risk Can Sneak In. How to Identify Sneaky Risks.

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How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management [Snippet]

Project Risk Coach

How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management. Is your organization identifying and managing emerging risks? How have researchers and farmers responded to this risk? Poor recognition of emerging risks.

12 Wonderful Ways To Improve Your Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

How well did John use risk management to accomplish his goal? He and his team completed a project plan and identified project risks. He captured the risks in his risk register and periodically conducted risk reviews. Improving Risk Management.

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Small Batch Sizes are NOT Risk Management

Herding Cats

There is a popular fallacy in the Agile community that small batch sizes are Risk Management. What small batches do is provide information that informs risk management at a fast rate. The sampling rate is defined by the Nyquist Frequency. We Handle risks" in a variety of ways.

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Project Risk Management: 10 Surprisingly Brilliant Tactics to Reduce Risk

Workamajig

Every project has some risk of failure. This guide on project risk management will help you understand and manage risks better. If there is one thing you can be certain about in project management, it's this: Every project carries some risk. Project risk is more amorphous.

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Epistemic Uncertainty Creates Reducible Risk

Herding Cats

Yesterday's Post What Is Risk? Risk is not there to be mitigated, it's there to be eliminated. Risk is the result of uncertainty, which comes in two kinds for all projects, for everything actually. Epistemic uncertainty and the risk it creates can be reduced with handling processes. Aleatory uncertainty and the risk it creates can NOT be reduced. Only margin can be provided to protect the project's cost, schedule, and technical performance from this risk.

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Aleatory Uncertainty Creates Irreducible Risk

Herding Cats

Yesterday's Post Epistemic Uncertainty Creates Reducible Risk and What Is Risk? Risk is not there to be mitigated, it's there to be eliminated. Risk is the result of uncertainty, which comes in two kinds for all projects, for everything actually. Epistemic uncertainty and the risk it creates can be reduced with handling processes. The objective of identifying and managing aleatory uncertainty to be preparing to handle the impacts when risk is realized.

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Risk, Their Sources, and Handling Strategies

Herding Cats

Risk identification during early design phases of complex systems is commonly implemented but often fails to identify events and circumstances that challenge program performance. Inefficiencies in cost and schedule estimates are usually held accountable for cost and schedule overruns, but the true root cause is often the realization of programmatic risks. The projected impact of the risk produced by Aleatory uncertainty can be managed through cost, schedule, and/or technical margin.

Five Things to Start and Five Things to Stop in Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Risk management gets a lot of fanfare, but many project managers fail to cash in on the benefits. Here are some simple and practical project risk management tips that can aid project managers in getting better results. 2 Start discussing the most significant risks each time you meet.

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Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Risk management is essential to the success of any significant project. These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. Risk management structure.

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Risk Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Project Risk Management includes all the processes involved in risk identification, regulation, and mitigation on a project. The objective is to increase the likelihood of positive risks (opportunities) and decrease the likelihood of negative risks (threats). Control Risk.

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The Naive Notion that Agile Mitigates Risk

Herding Cats

The post Top 5 Ways Agile Mitigates Risk is one of those posts that's not wrong in what it says at the detail level - more or less, but is not right in principle. Agile Mitigates Risk - is not correct. Agile provides rapid identification of risk. What is risk management?

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How to Conduct a Risk Assessment for Your Project

LiquidPlanner

One of the biggest challenges of project management is dealing with risks and opportunities. The difference between success and failure can come down to proper management of your risks and opportunities. A key tool to help you manage risk is a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).

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Construction Risk Management: What to do when your project goes wrong

Geniebelt

There is a number of parameters that you should think about and an efficient management of the risk is surely necessary. In other words, you can’t really define risk on the exact same way in every construction project. How we could define risk in a construction project.

Uncertainty creates Risk, Decisions in Presence of Uncertainty Requires Estimating

Herding Cats

According to ISO 31000, a risk is the effect of uncertainty on objectives and an effect is a positive or negative deviation from what is expected. Every step has an element of risk that needs to be managed and every outcome is uncertainty. In the context of risk management, uncertainty exists whenever the knowledge or understanding of an event, consequence, or likelihood is inadequate or incomplete. Let's define what an estimate is. IT Risk Management.

How comical is your project?

Kiron Bondale

Risk (mis)management. A modicum of effective risk management might have caused him to utilize an avoid risk response by picking a slightly less adventurous event although with that group it is hard to envision what would be a perfectly safe one!

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