"Open" risk management

Musings on Project Management

To be open Every text and paper I've read describes risk management like many other project processes: open, transparent, available to any on the project team. Risks are identified, evaluated, ranked, made subject to some form of risk reduction paradigm; and everyone is made aware. Risk ManagementOh, but if it only were! Most of us can handle the text book process. It's more will than capability But, on.

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What is Project Risk?

Project Risk Coach

If you say the word “risk” to ten people, each person may think of something different— insurance, threats, investments, bets, or potential loss. As we manage project teams, it's critical that you and your team members have a common understanding of what project risk means.

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Feasibility and risk assessment guide

Musings on Project Management

A posting from Matthew Squair put me onto a nice one page pdf template for requirements feasibility and risk assessment. Requirements riskThe chart links compliance, achievability, and technical consequences.

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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

Credit : gorodenkoff | iStockphoto One of my favorite suggestions for this unenviable predicament is using risk analysis. Indeed, I think risk analysis can be the secret weapon of managing up! 2=Planning Project Risk Management

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

How to accept and mitigate risk. If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in.

Risk un-management

Musings on Project Management

Risk un-management? Perhaps the largest task within risk management, and requiring the greatest judgment, is "risk un-management" On any project there are going to be dozens, perhaps hundreds, of unmanaged risks. I doubt this is news to anyone, but these are, as a group, more numerous than those selected for the usual risk management paradigm. Risk Management

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7 Tips for Easily Improving Project Risk Management with templates

Girl's Guide to PM

Risk management is a staple skill of project managers. However, project risk management is something that many project managers find tricky. The theory is easy – implementing risk management successfully so that it is actually useful on the project is a little bit harder.

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Evaluating Risks Using Qualitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever endured a project meeting where you spent hours evaluating risks? Today, let’s discuss the use of qualitative risk analysis to get you back on track. Qualitative Risk Analysis. What is Risk Evaluation? Quantitative Risk Analysis. Risk Rating.

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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. Risk Response Strategies for Threats.

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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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Predictive Analytics 101: Your Roadmap to Driving Key Product Decisions

Speaker: Sriram Parthasarathy

Why every application that fails to talk about the future is at risk of getting replaced. Predictive analytics is an increasingly common buzzword with many forms. It seems everyone has their own take on what it is and which best practices and business benefits apply.

Evaluating Risks Using Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

Project managers should be prepared to perform different types of risk analysis. For many projects, the quicker qualitative risk analysis is all you need. But there are occasions when you will benefit from a quantitative risk analysis.

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Risk: the second thing you do

Musings on Project Management

Managing risk? Can you imagine there's risk to manage? Where in the course of events are you going to position slack so that it works to Risk ManagementHere's the second thing you do: Evaluate the slack. What's to evaluate? You might think the most important thing about slack is how much is there; what do I have to work with? Nope Whatever you've got, the most important thing is sequence and position.

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Faces of risk

Musings on Project Management

1 When you say "risk management" to most PMs, what jumps to mind is the quite orthodox conception of risk as the duality of an uncertain future event and the probability of that event happening. This conception is commonly called the "frequentist" view/ Risk ManagementAround these two ideas -- impact and frequency -- we've discussed in this blog and elsewhere the conventional management approaches.

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Risk Management Wisdom and Humor of the Ages

Project Risk Coach

Our ability to achieve those goals is dependent on our risk management skills, that is our ability to manage opportunities and threats. Through the years, I have captured my favorite quotes related to the art and science of risk management. Most of us have personal and career goals.

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8 Ways to Treat Risks

Project Risk Coach

Respond to your most significant risks now! We treat risks personally and professionally every day. Our job is to treat risks to enhance opportunities and reduce threats. We can optimize our risk responses over time. The post 8 Ways to Treat Risks appeared first on.

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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. The highest 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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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.

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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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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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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.

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.

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). What are Risk Categories?

Two doors: risk and decision managers

Musings on Project Management

A narrative* Imagine two doors to the same room: One labeled risk manager; the other labeled decision maker. Though the risk manager's door, entry is for the inductive thinker: facts, experience, history looking for a generality or integrating narrative Through the decision maker's door, entry is for the deductive thinker: visionary with a need to articulate specifics for the vision Risk Management

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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? 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 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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Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

Risk assessment methods and programs should be key components of your security plan, as they guide your team in establishing a strong framework for compliance. ISO 27005 ISO 27005 is a framework that guides businesses towards effective risk management.

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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.

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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Quantitative risk for the new guy on the street

Musings on Project Management

Repetition and review are good--Malcom Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours to be expert at anything--so here's a few words that will take a few minutes on three important quantitative concepts every risk manager should know: Concept 1: Centrality Most phenomenon of interest to projects, particularly naturally occurring phenomenon, tend to cluster around a central value, given enough samples. risk Risk Management

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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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How to Use NGT for Risk Identification

Project Risk Coach

I conduct online surveys to get feedback from project managers on risk management topics. Here’s one of the questions, “What risk management techniques would you like to know more about?” Risks are collected from a project team.

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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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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. Risk. Secondary risk.

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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.

Risk Intervals and timeliness

Musings on Project Management

Want to manage risks? Everybody starts with the traditional four steps: Identify the risks. The list is different for each Prioritize among risks. some don't need to be managed Evaluate probability and impact Set up a risk response or mitigation Actually, there are problems with Step 3 It's rare, bordering Risk ManagementSuper! It's always a good idea. are you thinking strategically or tactically?

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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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The first thing you do to reduce risk.

Musings on Project Management

The first thing you do to reduce risk. anything that inhibits propagation of effects) This is a concept from scheduling (Critical Chain by Goldratt; Risk Managementis: loosen the coupling between sources of effects. Create buffers; remove dependencies; install redundancy. This is a concept from System Engineering (buffers, dampers, redundancy; but also loose tolerances; fuses; barriers and walls.

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