Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be? Perhaps these individuals are influencing you through a blog, online videos, online courses, or books. Grab a cup of coffee as I share seven influencers that I follow. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership.

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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Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Stakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards. Having and executing a sound stakeholder management strategy can drastically improve individual, team, project, and company performance. The following guide to stakeholder management can help ensure your approach to engaging and communicating with those involved in your project is successful. Stakeholder management definition.

Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

This article explains what a risk-adjusted backlog is, why they are useful, how to create one and how teams work with them. What is a Risk-Adjusted Backlog? The Economics of Risk Management. Negative risks are called threats, and positive risks are called opportunities.

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Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Up your game with new project management resources If you had to pick a few people who are helping you grow and mature as a project manager, who would those people be? Perhaps these individuals are influencing you through a blog, online videos, online courses, or books. Grab a cup of coffee as I share seven influencers that I follow. She is the author of The Project Management Coaching Workbook and The Power of Project Leadership.

Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

If it is a team which regularly completes more work than was forecast, this could be the result of traditional management oversight causing team members to act very cautiously when estimating their work. Poor risk management. Agile Project Management agile project managementWhen I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation.

How to Be a Project Risk Management Evangelist

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Institute says, "high-performing companies manage risk in conjunction with projects and programs far more often than low performers do." How can you help your company manage risks and become a high performer? Let's look at ways to become a project risk management evangelist. The lack of senior management support is one of the primary barriers to effective organizational risk management.

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Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years. He combines solid research with deep personal experience in corporate life to offer his audiences critical yet simple insights into how to achieve results with greater influence. He is the creator of the Stakeholder Influencing Masterclass. Proactively Manage Threats/Opportunities.

IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

It’s big business that’s involved in almost every sector of the economy, and therefore carries some major risks. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you the importance of IT risk management in this short tutorial video. In Review – IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices. Due to its expansive influence, it’s essential to talk about risk management in IT. What is IT Risk Management? Steps to IT Risk Management.

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. Here are some key factors that you should know about monitoring project risks. Do Project Managers Really Control Risks? Can project managers really control project risks?

How to Be a Powerful Risk Management Evangelist

Project Risk Coach

Mark Langley, President and CEO of the Project Management Institute (PMI), penned a great article entitled Using Project Management to Reduce Risk. Indeed, “high-performing companies manage risk in conjunction with projects and programs far more often than low performers do.” If this is true, how can we help organizations adopt risk management? Mr. Langley encourages us to play the role of both champion and sponsor of risk management.

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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. Determine if organizational assets such as a risk register template and probability/impact rating scale are available to jump-start your evaluation. Be sure to update the risk register each time you evaluate your risks.

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Don’t ignore appetite when it comes to risk response!

Kiron Bondale

I’ll admit to being hyperbolic with the title of this article, but a question posed today in one of the project management LinkedIn discussion groups managed to sidetrack what I was intending to write about this week. The author asked what needs to be considered when planning risk responses. The majority of the answers offered focused on characteristics of the individual risks themselves such as their probability, impact, ability to be responded to and so on.

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Using SWOT Analysis for Risk Identification and Risk Management

nTask

Gary David Cohn once said, “If you don’t invest in risk management, it doesn’t matter what business you’re in, it’s a risky business.”. Project manager or not – professionals on all levels have to interact with researching, identifying, and resolving risks. Organizations are struggling with risks on so many fronts including cybersecurity, underwriting, credit, asset and liability, investment, liquidity and more.

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How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

Online PM Courses

A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process. Some of my readers may hope to influence the risk culture of their whole organization. For you, the right aspiration is to build a positive risk culture within your project. As a Project Manager, that’s entirely within your scope. What is Risk Culture? How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture. What are the Benefits of a Robust Risk Culture?

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10 PMO Problems and How to Manage Them

Project Risk Coach

I highlight 10 of the 40 PMO problems and provide ways to manage them. How to manage: Typically, a senior leader in your organization must make the decision to implement a PMO. How to manage: Interview the stakeholders. The lack of project management training.

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Focus on individual impacts when communicating risks!

Kiron Bondale

A recent article by Uzma Khan and Daniella Kupor in Harvard Business Review adds support to the argument for keeping things simple when it comes to communicating risks. This biases us against taking positive risks and avoiding negative ones.” ” How might this sort of bias be relevant to our understanding of project risk management? As the authors state “ …when it comes to helping people evaluate risk, less is more.

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Risk Identification Workshops: An Overview

Project Health Check

Risk Management is one of the well established fundamentals of Project Management. Whatever system or tool you use, the basics of rating risks with some degree of severity and impact is well understood, and then doing something to stop it (because they usually are threats). But I have a challenge for you: look back over your last Project and consider - how many of the issues that occurred along the way were from impacted Risks that were identified on your Risk Log?

5 Ways You May Unintentionally Create Schedule Risks

Project Risk Coach

The Problems with Crashing, Fast Tracking, and other Schedule Compression Techniques How do project managers unintentionally create schedule risks? For sure, project managers have a responsibility to work with their sponsors to understand the requirements and to complete the projects within the sponsor-imposed deadlines. As we work to develop and compress our schedules, let’s be aware of the common causes of risk. 5 Causes of Schedule Risk.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which will potentially impact the program later, termed Known Unknowns and can be alleviated with good risk management. Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister. Risk Management Papers. “A

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6 Easy Ways to Manage Group Think and Risk at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s an edited extract from his book Risk Happens ! Group Think Introduces Risk. Therefore, with dissent discouraged, groups tend to endorse higher risk decisions than individuals would. Risky shift is the difference between the average risk taken by individuals and the risk taken by the group. This can generate either a risky shift towards a higher risk position or, equally, a cautious shift towards a more risk-averse stance.

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Ask a PM: How to Manage Dependencies and Assess Risks

LiquidPlanner

How do you recommend managing dependencies that put the project at risk? Knowing they are there is the first step to being able to manage them! There are a few things to do here to make sure that you can adequately manage the impact of dependencies. That will give us a head start at looking at how they can be best managed. You can set these types of dependencies within your project management software. Consider the Risks. When Risks Become Issues.

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5 Ways You May Unintentionally Create Schedule Risks

Project Risk Coach

In this article, let’s look at five causes of schedule risks and ways to avoid or reduce these risks. For sure, project managers have a responsibility to work with their sponsors to understand the requirements and to complete the projects within the sponsor-imposed deadlines. As we work to develop and compress our schedules, let’s be aware of the common causes of risk. 5 Causes of Schedule Risk. Just be aware that crashing may increase your risk.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk a Feelings,” George F.

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The Complete Guide to Project Risk Assessment (Free Template)

Workamajig

Project risk assessment is an essential part of any project management plan. This guide shares 6 key steps in assessing project risk. So much of project success depends on spotting and eliminating these risks. How exactly do you figure out which risks to look out for and which to ignore? And once you’ve spotted these risks, how do you create plans to counter them? I’ll answer all these questions and more in this guide to project risk assessment.

What Is Risk?

Herding Cats

Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives. In the context of risk management, uncertainty exists whenever the knowledge or understanding of an event, consequence, or likelihood is inadequate or incomplete ? ISO 31000:2009, ISO 17666:2016 and ISO 11231:2010 Risk is Uncertainty that Matters. Risk can be the potential consequence of a specific outcome that affects the system's ability to meet cost, schedule, and/or technical objectives. IT Risk Management.

7 Steps to Write a Risk Management Plan For Your Next Project (With Free Template!)

Planio

As a project manager, you of all people know the truth of this old adage. Get your free template and create your own risk management plan. We have designed an easy to use Risk Management Template for you to use for free. But ignoring potential risks isn’t just being overly optimistically. of all project failures are due to undefined risks! The basics: What is risk management, anyway? What sort of risks do you need to think about?

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Managing Uncertainty, Risk, Threat, and Opportunity

Herding Cats

I received a book over the Holidays - Managing Project Risk and Uncertainty: A Constructively Simple Approach to Decision Making , Chris Chapman and Stephen Ward. This is a seminal work on risk management in the presence of uncertainty. All Management decision should take uncertainty into account. Sometime the implcations of uncertanty are risk in the sense of significant potential unwlecome effects on orgainzation performance. .

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Learn How To Realize Positive Risk Response Strategies (Opportunities)

iZenBridge

And, sometimes cautious responses to project risks help in realizing opportunities. But, many of us believe that risks create an adverse impact on projects; it is not always true. Risk can be positive also. Now the question is – what is a positive risk? It is something like an opportunity is there, but we have some risk to realize it. If these risks occur, you will get gains or benefits in the projects. And, we need risk responses to realize these risks.

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. The emerging risks that can be identified early in the project that impact the project later are often termed “known unknowns.” These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. Hope must be replaced with a risk tolerant plan.

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Guessing and Bayes

Musings on Project Management

In my posting prior to this one, I gave an example of two probabilities influencing yet a third. To do that, I assumed a probability for "A" and I assumed a probability for "B", both of which jointly influence "C". Bayes estimate Risk Management StatisticsBut, I gave no evidence that either of these assumptions was "calibrated" by prior experience.I just guessedWhat if I just guessed about "A" and "B" without any calibrated evidence to.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. He has extensive experience of both project management, and software development.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. He has extensive experience of both project management, and software development.

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

If we look at the discipline of software engineering, we see that the microeconomics branch of economics deals more with the types of decisions we need to make as software engineers or managers. Research clearly shows the root causes of most software projects cost and schedule overruns and technical shortfalls comes from poor risk management. Now To Risk Management. Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives. All risk comes from Uncertainty.

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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. First let's start with risk, risk management, and risk management frameworks. First all risk comes from uncertainty, Uncertainties are thing we cannot be certain about. NoEstimates Risk

Will you be a champion for team psychological safety?

Kiron Bondale

You could have a mix of managers and their direct reports within your team. Some of these managers might wield their formal authority to suppress concerns raised by their reports.

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What are Project Assumptions?

Project Risk Coach

There may be inherent risks when we make project assumptions. Is the flipper a magician who is capable of influencing how the coin lands? Assumption analysis can help us discover the facts or supporting information when identifying project risks and later when evaluating risks. […] The post What are Project Assumptions? appeared first on Project Risk Coach. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk Management

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How will I get a job as a remote project manager if I’ve never been one before?

Kiron Bondale

While checking my LinkedIn feed this morning, I saw an update indicating that there are over 2,000 job postings for remote project managers on just one North American employment site. If you are looking for a new role, a job as a remote project manager is ideal given the current circumstances but without actual experience leading dispersed or distributed teams, how can you compete with other candidates? How will you manage issues when everyone is dispersed?

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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). Risk factors – When looking at risks, one should determine. The anticipated frequency of risk events from the source (how often). Project manager’s role –.

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Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive

iZenBridge

We need this life cycle where changes in the scope need to be managed. To manage the scope, as we move based on continuous learning’s, changes in this life cycle are naturally implemented in upcoming iterations rather as an exception. The risk of change/ feedback is huge at later stages/ phases. The risk of change/ feedback is less as iterations reduce it naturally. The risk of change/ feedback is least as iterations are too small and reduces it naturally.