The Confusion Over Risk

Project Risk Coach

Why are many project managers confused over risks? Why do some project managers include positive risks in risk management and others do not? Let's clarify what we mean by the term risk. Most people think of risk as pure risk, as a possibility of loss.

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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. Analyze Your Risks We cannot communicate the things that we don’t understand.

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What is Risk Attitude?

Project Risk Coach

In today's article, I'll test your understanding of risk attitude. We'll also explore different risk attitudes and how they can affect risk evaluations. Project managers should seek to understand the risk attitudes of key stakeholders because: A.

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Risk Register Template

ProjectManager.com

Plan for project risks with this risk register template for Excel. Define risk priority and the potential impact for each. Risk is going to happen, but with this free risk tracking template handy, you can prepare for it and have a response already thought out and in place.

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5 Early Indicators Your Embedded Analytics Will Fail

that you’re at risk for an analytics emergency. teams risk falling straight off it. requests, you risk unhappy customers and skyrocketing. application admins say it’s a pain to manage security settings in two different places.”

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 Mitigation Plan: Definition & Top Strategies

ProjectManager.com

Risk is always present. If we were to try and avoid all risks, it would be paralyzing—not to mention impossible. Project managers don’t have the luxury of locking the door, turning off the lights and hiding in a corner. It’s called risk mitigation. What Is Risk Mitigation?

Assessing risk

Musings on Project Management

Most of us -- that is, all but the few formally trained in risk assessment -- really suck at risk assessment, a necessary first step toward managing risk. Risk ManagementWhy so? Bias, for one thing. Confirmation bias being a biggie: we all want confirmation that our thinking, experiences, and instincts are right for the situation we find ourselves in. But, of course, we know objectively, even if not.

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Counter-party risk

Musings on Project Management

Oh business analysis contract Risk ManagementDefine counter-party: In a transactional relationship, the other party to -- or participating in -- the transaction is your counter-party. In project situations, there are usually many counter-party transactional arrangements, such as contractors and suppliers with transactional relationships. And within the business there may be transactional relationships among business units and the PMO.

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How to Create a Project 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 develop a project risk management plan. As a bonus, I will provide a risk management plan example and a risk management plan template. How often will you perform risk management activities?

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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. Otherwise, people will be confused by your risk management efforts. It is no wonder that there is so much confusion about the meaning of risk. Risks involve uncertainty.

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What Is & How To Create A Risk Management Plan

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is & How To Create A Risk Management Plan appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling Risk Management Topics

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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. Part of that process is risk analysis. It’s a technique that helps you to mitigate risk. Definition of Risk. Risks are anything that can potentially disrupt your project or your team.

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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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4 Tips for Developing a Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Let’s talk about how to plan your risk management. First Things First Some people think of risk management plans in the wrong way. Risk management plans are not a list of risks and how you plan to respond. That's your project risk register. Rather, this plan is your approach to risk management. How do you plan to identify and evaluate risks? How will you develop risk response plans? What are your risk thresholds?

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Risk Management: When All Hell Breaks Loose

Project Risk Coach

What would you do if all hell breaks loose in a critical company project that you are managing? So, the project charter is completed and the top risks are recognized. You've been asked to manage this project. What can you do to recognize and plan for the events and conditions that may have negative effects on your project objectives? […] The post Risk Management: When All Hell Breaks Loose appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

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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. 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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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

While project managers and others often find themselves in opposition to the boss’ ideas, recommendations, or preferred course of action, telling the boss they have an “ugly baby” is a different story. 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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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

In this blog post, we will explore the differences between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis. Qualitative Risk Analysis Once you've identified your risks, it's important to evaluate your risks. To establish the priorities of the risks. Which risks need a response? Qualitative risk analysis is a quick way of determining the significance of your risks. 2=Planning Project Risk Management

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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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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. Often project managers start with a splash. They get the team together, identify lots of risks, and enter them into an Excel spreadsheet. However, the risks are never discussed again. What happens when project managers and their team fail to identify risks in an iterative fashion?

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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? Risk evaluation is the process to determine the significance of each risk. There are two ways to evaluate risks: Qualitative Risk Analysis. This allows you to quickly prioritize and rank your risks. Risk Rating.

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Some risks aren't manageable

Musings on Project Management

Ideas about extreme risk management have been around a long time. Here's a working definition: Extreme risks are those for which the consequences are nearly irreversible, and the impact is near-catastrophic. Risk ManagementNo news there, so let's press on. And, fortunately, in most cases, the likelihood of the event is low. Because the expected value is nearly zero, but the threat so high, people are.

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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. The post Evaluating Risks Using Quantitative Risk Analysis appeared first on. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementLet’s take a look at this type of analysis: What is it? Why should we perform it?

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Five Ways to Reduce Risk Exposure Early

Project Risk Coach

When is risk exposure greatest in a project? Let's look at how to reduce risk exposure early in your projects. Why Risk Exposure Is Greatest in the Beginning So, why is your risk exposure greatest in the beginning? Project managers have the least amount of information. just kidding) Here are five activities that you can undertake to reduce the risk exposure early. […] The post Five Ways to Reduce Risk Exposure Early appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

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Webinar: Risk Management Tips & Tools To Manage Risk Like A Pro

The Digital Project Manager

The post Webinar: Risk Management Tips & Tools To Manage Risk Like A Pro appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Members Only Risk Management Topics WebinarsJoin Ben Aston, Founder of the DPM, as he condenses what he has learned over.

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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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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? Risks are uncertain events or conditions, that if they occur, will have a positive or negative effect on the project objectives. What are some examples of scope-related risks?

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Risk management: what's to know?

Musings on Project Management

If you only know one thing about Risk Management, know this: Schedule slack is your most powerful tool Poorly developed instincts and skills in the use of this most powerful tool are leading causes of poor risk management If you are a Systems person a strategic thinker; an integrator; a "it all has to work" person -- you'll translate schedule slack into to "loose coupling" Loose. Risk Management system engineering

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The Power of If-Then Risk Statements

Project Risk Coach

Have you thought about the use of this two-letter conjunction in risk management lately? Let's look at how to use the power of If-Then risk statements. IF is a simple word that can open up new doors to writing clear risk statements. If-Then Risk Statements Write Opportunity Statements Opportunities are events and conditions, that if they occur, have a positive impact on your project objectives (e.g., 2=Planning Project Risk Management

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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. These comprise the population to be un-managed. 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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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. Risk bias and appetite need to be assessed when managing risks. How a team, risk owner or sponsor will identify or respond to risk is tied to their individual perceptions.

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The Project Risk Management Quiz

Project Risk Coach

Webinar: How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time: @ 10am PST / 11am MST/ 12pm CST / 1pm EST. register now. The post The Project Risk Management Quiz appeared first on Project Risk Coach. Personal Development Uncategorized

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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.

Risk Management Plan Example (Comprehensive Guide+Tempalte)

PM Basics

In this article, you’ll find the real-life project risk management plan example. Below the example, you’ll find all the required information and resources to create your Risk Management Plan quickly and for free. Risk Management Plan Definition.

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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? Risks are uncertain events or conditions, that if they occur, will have a positive or negative effect on the project objectives. What are some examples of scope-related risks?

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Project Risk Management – How to Manage Project Risk | Video

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When you are managing a project, risk is always with you. So, Project Risk Management is a fundamental discipline. The post Project Risk Management – How to Manage Project Risk | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Management Tips Project Risk Management project risk management risk management video

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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. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementHere are 8 strategies. Imagine you have a large amount of credit card debt. You decide to eliminate one of the causes of your debt.

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Game theory in risk management

Musings on Project Management

Perhaps game theory Risk ManagementIn any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt Actually, that's Teddy's version of cousin FDR's famous "Try something!" But what if it's all about a threat -- something external -- for which you have no experience? Call in your PMO team and brainstorm?

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How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

Tom is the program manager for a large, complex program comprised of eight projects. 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? Risk categories allow you to group individual project risks for evaluating and responding to risks.