Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Project & Portfolio Management. Professional Services Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Proactive project and resource management. Project Portfolio Management.

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Mike was a functional project manager in an organization where I managed a PMO. But his projects were trending in the wrong direction and his manager was not happy with Mike's performance. Warren Buffett says, "Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing."

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Risk Analysis 101: How to Analyze Project Risk

ProjectManager.com

Before you’re able to analyze the risk in your project, you have to acknowledge that risk is going to happen in your project. By planning for risks, you begin the process of knowing how to identify, monitor and close out risks when they show up in your project.

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How to Communicate Risks

Project Risk Coach

Ninety percent of a project manager’s job is communication. And one of the most important things to communicate is your risks. How do you communicate risks? Communicating Project Risks 1. We can’t manage expectations if we haven't identified the individuals, groups, and organizations who may impact your project or be impacted by your project. Analyze Your Risks We cannot communicate the things that we don’t understand. What is the risk?

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How to Successfully Execute a Plan

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to take that plan and execute it right. In Review – How to Successfully Execute a Plan. Execute is a verb. Jennifer noted that when you execute something, it means to carry it out, such as a plan or product, as in a work product. The act of executing a plan is fundamental in any project. It’s one of the paramount actions that a leader, project manager or team leader is responsible for. Tips for Executing a Plan.

Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One

ProjectManager.com

So what is an implementation plan, how do you make one, and how do you execute it successfully? Thus, the implementation plan traces the edges of that, mapping out how to best implement a strategic plan from the outset, and how to effectively manage it as it gets put into place.

How to Make a Risk Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

You identify them, record them, monitor them and plan for them: risks are an inherent part of every project. Some risks are bound to become problem areas—like executing a project over the holidays and having to plan the project timeline around them. What is Risk Management?

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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. How will you identify risks? How often will you perform risk management activities? Who will own the project risks. If not, check with other project managers.

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How to Write an Executive Summary: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Here’s the good news: an executive summary is short. The pressure of writing an executive summary comes from the fact that everyone will pay attention to it, as it sits at the top of that heap of documents. What Is an Executive Summary? What Goes into an Executive Summary?

Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented. This is a fairly common problem and is likely one of the reasons that the volunteers who updated the PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition added Implement Risk Responses as a new process within the Project Risk Management knowledge area.

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How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Project Risk Coach

Project managers constantly think about risks, both threats and opportunities. Let’s consider a simple but powerful tool to capture and manage your risks—the Risk Register. What to Include in a Risk Register. The Risk Register is simply a list of risk-related information including but not limited to: Risk Description. Consider using this syntax: Cause -> Risk -> Impact. ” Risk Owner. Risk Score.

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Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

To that end the author offers some focused workshops, keynote presentations and insightful supporting education to help organisations achieve the success in strategic change that they desire, and to help C-level executives understand the challenge and benefit from the opportunity. This is all about bringing a reality check to your executive team, and help can be found right here. Workshop 1: Executives – stop failing your projects!

How to Conduct a Risk Audit and a Risk Review

Project Risk Coach

In this article, we will look at how to conduct a risk audit to evaluate the effectiveness of your risk management. Additionally, we'll also talk about how to be more forward thinking through risk reviews. How to Conduct a Risk Audit. Who Performs the Risk Audits?

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How to Evaluate Risk Velocity

Project Risk Coach

Life is filled with risks. Some risks occur slowly. Let’s look at how to evaluate risk velocity and why it matters. What is Risk Velocity? Risk velocity is the time to impact. Think of velocity as an estimate of the time frame within which a risk may occur. Why Risk Velocity Matters. When the velocity is low, we have more time to respond to the risks. The risk owner has time to develop a contingency plan (i.e., Risk Score.

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IT Risk Assessment Template

ProjectManager.com

Create a risk assessment document in order to prepare for the inevitable. An IT risk assessment template gives you the tools to see what might be waiting around the corner. Why You Need an IT Risk Assessment Template. Risk is something that is just part of life, but in business that risk can bring financial loss and send an enterprise spiralling down into ruin. The list of risks to an IT environment are long. How to Use Our Risk Assessment Template.

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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. How can project managers optimize their risk responses and get the results they are looking for? Allow me to introduce you to two project managers—Tom and Susan. Susan, on the other hand, facilitated an early risk identification workshop. Risk reassessment.

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. Identify risks.

Risk Management for Project Managers

Arras People

“Increasingly,” says Walaa Bakry, who runs Westminster Business School’s project management courses, “successful project management is becoming a synonym for successful risk management. Therefore, project managers who wish to successfully fulfil their project’s objectives not only need to manage the technical aspects of the project but also ensure that risks which may impact on the project’s objectives are well managed.”. programme risk.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners. A risk response is the way you intend to address the risk. Risk Response Strategies for Threats. There are a number of ways you can act when faced with a risk. Risk Response Strategies for Opportunities.

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Early experimentation is key to reducing project risk

Kiron Bondale

Both the Rational Unified Process and Disciplined Agile Delivery highlight the importance of proving solution architecture early and one effective means of doing this is through the design, construction and execution of experiments focused on quality attributes such as performance or flexibility.

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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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What Everybody Ought To Know About Project Risk Owners

Project Risk Coach

So, what are project risk owners and how should project managers identify and assign them? Imagine that you are the project manager of a two-year, multi-million dollar project. During the execution of your project, you take a beach vacation. One of your team members calls upset that a major risk has occurred. You text the risk owner and discover that the risk response plan is being executed and everything is fine.

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Match Game: Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

How’s your project risk management knowledge? Some of you are a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) or as a Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) so this test may be a good review for you. Matching Game: Project Risk Management. Feel free to share it with other project managers. Instructions: Match the risk management Key Word to its Definition. Key Words for Project Risk Management. Risk.

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How Poor Risk Management Is Hurting You

Project Risk Coach

Poor risk management is costly. Project managers are caught off guard by emerging risks. And these risks may turn into issues costing more time and money. We can identify risks early. Tom was promoted to program manager after only 12 months with the company.

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12 Questions for Monitoring Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Some project managers start their projects with a strong focus on risk management. In this article, I am providing questions that can help you in monitoring project risks and as a result, achieve better results. When problems occur, they turn to their risk response plan.

The Relationship Between Project Risk Management and Project Management

Project Risk Coach

Project management is "the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project objectives" (PMBOK—6th Edition). So, how does project risk management fit into the world of project management? Hand in Glove Relationship Project risk management fits in project management like a hand in glove. It empowers the project manager to achieve the project objectives.

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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. These same organizations may have program and project managers managing scores of projects. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts.

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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. What kinds of risk responses may cause secondary risks? How should we address secondary risks? The team captured the secondary risk and developed response plans.

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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. These same organizations may have program and project managers managing scores of projects. However, few organizations have yet to actually unite the enterprise and project risk management efforts.

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Girl's Guide to PM

A project manager’s job isn’t just about managing the work. Part of a resource management plan is to build the skills of your team. However, you should also consider how good they are at doing the work of projects – project management. Yes, overall project management is your job, but why not make your life a little easier by helping your team members understand how they can be better at getting the project done? Risk management is a great example.

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How to Actually Make and Execute Better Decisions

Project Risk Coach

How can project managers make better project decisions? During the planning process, project managers create plans such as schedule management plans, budget plans, and requirement plans. Some project managers develop decision plans. In the early part of each project, project managers may ask the project sponsor and team members, “What are the most significant decisions that must be made in the course of this project? 2=Planning 3=Execution

Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

Well, let's talk about project risks and issues, the differences, and why it's so important to manage risks. What is Risk? The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines risk as, “An uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs , has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives.” Let's examine a risk statement and underscore some key attributes of risks. So, how does an issue differ from a risk?

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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. What kinds of risk responses may cause secondary risks? How should we address secondary risks? The team captured the secondary risk and developed response plans.

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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. Test Your Risk Statements.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Ahead of its January meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report 2020, based on the input of 750 experts and outlining the biggest risks faced by economies over the next 10 years [1]. And if the WEF didn’t see a risk coming, then what hope do we have?

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10 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

Just because you've been a project manager since the days of "Gilligan's Island" is no guarantee that you are an effective project manager. 10 Habits of Effective Project Managers. Define what you mean by risk The term "risk" means different things to different people. Some individuals think risks are negative events (i.e., Whether you are starting a project or a program, be clear about what you mean by the term risk.

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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. Other project managers start out strong. When problems occur, they turn to their risk response plan. They run toward their risk management tools and techniques to aid them. The result: these project managers spend less time responding to issues.

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. Ninety percent of a project manager’s job is communication. And one of the most important things to communicate is your risks. How can we communicate risks more effectively? Communicating Risks. Analyze Your Risks. As risks are identified, assign a risk owner. What is the risk?

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Lift Positive Risk-Taking

MPUG

Most people hear “project risk” and they think of an adverse event or threat that may occur. Regardless, the term carries a negative connotation, but this common belief means you may be missing out on positive risks or opportunities that potentially have a beneficial effect on your project’s deliverables and goals. When you are presented with a risk (and most projects have inherent positive risks), don’t try to avoid it. Articles positive risk