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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Are You Making These Risk Response Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Some project managers make timely responses to risks, resulting in positive progress toward their project goals. Let's look at some common risk response mistakes and how to overcome them. So, what do I mean by risk response mistake? Individual small risks seem powerless.

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It’s Easy to Miss Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

It's easy to miss project risks. And, until a project manager has identified the threats and opportunities, the risks cannot be managed properly. Projects rise and fall with the project manager's ability to properly identify and manage their most significant risks.

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What Project Managers Should Know About Monitoring Project 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 monitor their risks, resulting in challenged or failed projects. New risks arise over time.

30 Quick Risk Evaluation Tips

Project Risk Coach

” In this article, I share 30 risk evaluation tips to help you tap into your genius. One of the top reasons for evaluating risks is to determine which risks are most significant. Always perform the qualitative risk assessment. time-to-impact) of your risks?

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How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

8 ways to identify scope risks Some project managers struggle to identify scope risks. Second, individuals may not know HOW to identify scope risks. Either way, the failure to identify (and manage) scope risks can be costly. What are Scope Risks?

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Changes in project risks are inevitable. As a project progresses, the probability and impact of current risks change, new risks emerge, and residual risks may increase or decrease. Susan, on the other hand, facilitated an early risk identification workshop.

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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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: 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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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.

Ask a PM: How to Manage Dependencies and Assess Risks

LiquidPlanner

How do you recommend managing dependencies that put the project at risk? For the benefit of readers who haven’t come across the term before, a dependency is the relationship that defines the order in which tasks are carried out. It’s the dependencies that are out of the project and fall into the Company category that have the greatest possibility of presenting a risk to your work. Consider the Risks. You already have tool to do that: your risks log.

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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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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