Project Risk management

Course description: 

The training takes place in the form of workshops during which participants go through the whole procedure of risk management in projects, practicing specific techniques in the following steps. The main part of the training is practical exercises.

The training is based on the techniques described in the PMBOK® Guide and dedicated PMI risk management standards as well as the experience of trainers conducting the classes.  


Course purpose: 

The training introduces project risk management issues, both theoretical and practical. This allows students to learn the best techniques and scenarios to identify and analyze risks and develop practical responses to the identified risks.  

Target group: 

The course is designed for project managers, project team members, specialists and all the other roles of project who may need to identify and analyze the risks and the development and implementation of contingency plans.  


At least basic knowledge of project management principles and specifics of work in the project.  


 2 days

Course outline: 
  • Introduction
    • What is the risk?
    • What is risk management?
    • The risk parameters
    • Project and operational activities
    • Risks of running projects
  • Specificity of projects
    • Basic stages of life
    • Standard stakeholder groups
    • Risks areas specific to the projects
  • Approach to risk management
    • Risk in the organization, program, and project (M_o_R)
    • Methodologies of risk management in projects: PRINCE2 and PMI
    • The risk management processes
  • Obligations relating to risk management
    • The role of the organization / company
    • Responsibilities of the project manager in risk management
    • The owner of risk
    • Risk contractor
    • Escalation procedures
  • Documents supporting the risk management
    • Strategy of the organization
    • Risk management plan in the project
    • Risk registration
    • Issue registration
    • Knowledge base
  • Creating a risk management plan
    • Processes and procedures
    • Categories and types of risks
    • Rating scales
    • Response to risk categories
    • Budget of risks
  • Identifying the risks
    • Brainstorming and the Delphic method
    • Checklists
    • PEST and SWOT analysis
    • Ishikawa diagram
    • The matrix of stakeholders
    • The structure of risk-sharing
    • Cause-effect diagrams
    • The most common mistakes in identifying risks
  • Estimating the risks of using:
    • The Pareto principle
    • Matrix: probability-effect
    • Maps of risks
    • Aggregated risk profiles
    • Probability trees
    • Critical path analysis
    • Sensitivity analysis
    • The most common mistakes in estimating risks
  • Planning a response to the type of threat risks
    • Avoidance
    • Transfer
    • Mitigation / reduction
    • Acceptance
    • Contingency plans
  • Planning a response to the type of the chance risk
    • Acceptance / application
    • Popularizing / sharing
    • Strengthening
    • Acceptance
  • Implementation
    • The primary and secondary risk
    • Choosing the right reaction
    • Adapting project plans to respond to the risk
    • Monitoring of risks
    • Reporting
  • Summary of training


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