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.

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. Stakeholder management definition.

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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. Acceptance is a risk response strategy, but project managers are not supposed to just report on accidents, they are expected to prevent them.

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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?

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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.

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 management

Risk management for agile projects

Kiron Bondale

What are the implications to project risk management when you choose to deliver a project using an agile approach? Here are a few similarities: Risk needs to be managed through the project’s lifetime, not just at the very beginning.

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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.

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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 is the creator of the Stakeholder Influencing Masterclass. Proactively Manage Threats/Opportunities.

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.

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 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. If this is true, how can we help organizations adopt risk management? “Leadership is influence.

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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.

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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.”

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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. A bright cover for Mike’s own book, Risk Happens!

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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.

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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.

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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? 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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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.

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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?

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?

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.

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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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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. Risk in Project Management.

Overcoming bias in project management

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you biased as a project manager? In this article we’ll talk about the different types of bias in project management. A project manager is the linchpin of a successful project. Heuristics are natural cognitive functions with risky implications for project managers.

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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. The basics: What is risk management, anyway?

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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. NoEstimates Books Estimating Risk

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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.

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.

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. How will you influence or persuade remote stakeholders who wield significant power over the project?

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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.

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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? appeared first on Project Risk Coach. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk Management

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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. Now To Risk Management. Risk is the effect of uncertainty of objectives.

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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?

RAID in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Ever wondered what RAID is all about in project management? You’ll hear project managers talking about their RAID logs, or updating the RAID, but what does it all mean? There’s also a video interview with risk expert Keith Rickman – scroll down for that.

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How to Make a Stakeholder Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

They are typically involved in the approval process and can either make a project difficult or extremely easy—depending on how well they’re managed via a stakeholder management plan. Given their influence, it’d be unwise to neglect your stakeholder management plan.

PMP interview Questions

iZenBridge

What is a baseline, how is it use while creating project management plan? What are organizational influences? Is project manager involved in the creation of a project charter? How many knowledge Areas are there in Project Management. What are project management methodologies? What Is Triple Constraint Triangle In Project Management? How is it different from Scope Management Plan? Project Manager Skills. Can a risk be beneficial?

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How do you handle unresponsive key project stakeholders?

Kiron Bondale

It is a common challenge for anyone who has managed projects for a meaningful amount of time. The stakeholder is being influenced or compelled by something else within the system in which they are working to not meet our needs. This is why the scope of risk management is so critical.

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Natural stupidity

Musings on Project Management

If you're a project manager or business manager, then you encounter these influences routinely. human factors Risk Management"We study natural stupidity rather than artificial intelligence" Amos Tversky Tversky--now deceased--was a partner with Daniel Kahneman, who together wrote some of the most influential papers about biases in our observations and the biases that affect decision making under uncertainty.

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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).

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