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Risk Management

How Many Kinds of Uncertainty Are There?

The sixth edition of ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge’ (PMBOK6) takes a major step forward in its treatment of risk, not only addressing a wider range of ‘uncertainty’ than the simple event (it happens or it doesn’t) risk, but also acknowledging the necessity to integrate project ...

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7 Ways To Level Up Your Risk Management

Risk management is a staple skill of project managers. As the project environments we work in get more and more complex, with greater levels of uncertainty and more transformative, disruptive projects, being able to deal with risk remains top of the list of desirable skills for managers in all areas ...

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How Your Team Makes Your Project More Risky

What if I told you that there were risks to your project that you have probably completely overlooked? Most of the time when project managers do risk management, we focus on getting the team together, reviewing tasks, identifying what might stop or impede the project from moving forward. We write ...

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How To Help Your Team Manage Risk

A project manager’s job isn’t just about managing the work. You are also responsible for your team. Part of a resource management plan is to build the skills of your team. Normally we’d think of that in terms of the technical skills they need to deliver the project, like taking ...

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Risks and Issues – They are not the same!

If you talk with me long enough, you will find that I have conflicting opinions about the profession I love so much. Riddled with pretentious buzzwords and often hostage to the marketing professionals, project management is still one of the greatest competitive advantages a company has. In this post, I ...

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Seven Steps to Becoming a Risk Superhero

Risk management can be a deep, cavernous and potentially career-limiting endeavour if not properly planned. Unfortunately, project managers often approach risk in a purely one-dimensional fashion, without considering many essential components such as the company risk climate, the project’s strategic fit, key player and stakeholder involvement and buy-in. Ensuring risk ...

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