Project Risk Management

Example Project risks – good and bad practice:

By Kevin Lonergan | December 7, 2015 | 3 Comments

Firstly, poor examples: from page 1 of the world’s favourite search engine Projects always carry risk.  If you search online for “example project risks” there are some extremely poor examples on page 1 of the world’s favourite search engine.  Most are very misleading, at best.  We see many real risk registers every year and their contents…

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Why Hazards and risk are not the same on projects

By Kevin Lonergan | February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is an important difference: Project risk management presents many challenges to project teams.  Two of them are understanding (across a broad enough range of people) and application, getting it done early enough in the project, when you are always very busy, so that it can have a genuinely positive impact on the project.   In relation…

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Why Opportunity in projects should never be called ‘Risk’!

By Kevin Lonergan | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Why this really makes no sense at all – and can even be very damaging: Something has crept into project management texts on both sides of the pond in recent times, (although PMBoK®  from PMI has recently reversed this – see footnote). It’s the practice of classifying opportunity as ‘positive risk’ and trying to manage…

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Project Risk Assessment: worked example on Slideshare

By Kevin Lonergan | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

  We have published a short presentation on Slideshare here: Project Risk Assessment  Worked Example. Some key notes on the above: it only covers the stage of conducting a qualitative assessment of a collection of project risks – it does not cover risk identification or risk management planning. it contains important hints and tips and things to…

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