Risk Management Framework: Risk Identification

Risk Identification

The risk management framework begins by trying to generate a list of all the possible risks that could affect the project. Typically the project manager pulls together, during the planning phase, a risk management team consisting of core team members and other relevant stakeholders. The team uses brainstorming and other problem identifying techniques to identify…

Risk Management Framework

risk management framework

As stated in the Risk Management Guide Contents article, this is the first part of the series and I will dive directly into the subject without much introduction. This figure presents a graphic model of the risk management framework challenge. The chances of a risk event occurring (e.g., an error in time estimates, cost estimates,…

Risk Management Guide

risk management guide

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is. —-Will Rogers Every project manager understands risks are inherent in projects. No amount of planning can overcome risk, or the inability to control chance events. In the context of projects, risk is an uncertain event or condition that, if it…

Project Management Trends for 2015

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The project management industry is evolving at a faster rate each year, both in technologies and methodologies. The environment continues to influence how organizations manage projects. Here are some project management trends for 2015 to help you prepare for what’s ahead. Project Management Trends 1.Less Waterfall, more Agile 2015 will bring even more Agile practices…

Risk management framework: Change Control Management

Change Control

A major element of the risk control process is change control management. Every detail of a project plan will not materialize as expected. Coping with and controlling project changes present a formidable challenge for most project managers. Changes come from many sources such as the project customer, owner, project manager, team members, and occurrence of…

Risk Management Framework: Contingency Funding and Time Buffers

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This article is part of the Risk Response Development process. This is considered to be a activity inside that process. To understand the full picture please read this article first and follow the links provided to navigate the post. Contingency funds are established to cover project risks—identified and unknown. When, where, and how much money…

Risk Management Framework: Opportunity Management

opportunity management

This article is part of the Risk Response Development process. This is considered to be a activity inside that process. To understand the full picture please read this article first and follow the links provided to navigate the post. For the sake of brevity, this series has focused on negative risks—what can go wrong on…

Risk Management Framework: Risk Control Response

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Typically the results of the first three steps (Risk Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Response Development) of the risk management process are summarized in a formal document often called the risk register. A risk register details all identified risks, including descriptions, category, and probability of occurring, impact, responses, contingency owners and current status. The register is…