Increasing Performance through Project Risk Management



Course Description

Studies suggest that 90% of project problems can be foreseen through the application of project risk management techniques. Proactively identifying and controlling risk greatly increases the accuracy of the project’s scope, schedule, and budget, as well as reduces the amount of time the team spends putting out fires. This course, based on PMI®’s PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition, focuses on improving the project manager’s risk management expertise, from initial planning through project closure. Participants will apply all course principles to a work-related case study taken directly from their work environment. At course completion, students will be able to identify, analyze, respond to, and control project risks.

This course is designed for all project managers and project team leaders. Participants will earn 14 PDU upon completing this course.


Some experience working on projects helpful, but not required.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Risk Management Overview

  • Risk Management Benefit and Uses
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Management Life Cycle
  • Case Study Selection

Lesson 2: Initiating Process Group

  • Initiating Process Group Overview
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Project Selection Criteria
  • ROI Analysis
  • ROI Methods
  • Risk Complexity Index
  • Project Selection

Lesson 3: Planning Process Group

  • Planning Process Group Overview
  • Scope Risks
  • Schedule Risks
  • Resource Risks
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
    • Delphi Technique
    • Subject Matter Expert Input
    • Brainstorming
    • Fishbone Diagrams
    • Process Analysis
    • Five Whys
    • Influence Diagrams
    • Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)
    • Risk Register
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Probability and Impact Assessment
    • Probability and Impact Chart
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Three-point estimates
    • PERT
    • Triangular Distributions
    • Outlier Considerations
    • Geometric Mean
    • Normal Distributions Methods
    • Tornado Diagrams
    • Expected Monetary Value (EMV)
    • Monte Carlo
  • Plan Risk Responses
    • Risk Response Strategies
    • Overall Project Risk
    • Checklists

Lesson 4: Executing Process Group

  • Executing Process Group Overview
  • Implement Risk Responses
    • Update Risk Report

Lesson 5: Monitoring and Controlling Process Group

  • Monitoring and Controlling Process Group Overview
  • Control Risks
    • Project Monitoring
    • Longer Projects

Lesson 6: Closing Process Group

  • Closing Process Group Overview
  • Close Project or Phase
    • Risk Activities During Closing Process Group
    • Post-Project Risk Assessment

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