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Managing Project Risk (for smaller projects)
The principles of successful project risk management in a practical-based, one-day workshop

Workshop information

All projects involve a degree of uncertainty that is impossible to completely eliminate.  Project success normally depends on recognising the uncertainty, then managing it appropriately – risk management is therefore a core technique for anyone managing a project, and everyone involved in a project needs to understand how much risk is involved and what to do about it.  But it is important to get the balance right – no-one wants to be burdened with an overhead of bureaucracy that prevents them getting on with the job.

To look at techniques of risk management for smaller projects, both from the project manager’s perspective and from that of the supervisor/sponsor.  It particularly focuses on helping you understand project risk so that back in your businesses you can make sensible decisions about how to tackle risk on your projects.

This will be a friendly, informal and practical workshop with a mixture of slides, discussion and group work.  During the day, we will introduce the principles of successful risk management in a way that is accessible and easy to use on your own projects when you are back in your business.   We will work on a purpose-designed project simulation, looking in turn at each element of project risk so that you have hands-on experience of the approach.  ‘Take aways’ from the workshop will be a risk management guide and a tailorable risk register template.

The nature of project risk

Understanding risk appetite and risk exposure

Recording risks

A four step risk approach: identify, assess, control, review

Alternatives strategies for responding to risk

Effective risk reporting

Practical pointers for success

If you commission, sponsor or run smaller projects – for example as an owner, executive or manager of an SME, a director or manager in a public sector organisation such as a local authority or government agency or as a manager in a third sector organisation, this workshop is for you.

In house preferred?

We can deliver this course on your premises, saving your delegates travel and subsistence costs and disruption

Chris was an excellent trainer – he had a very thorough knowledge of the subject, brought it to life with real-life examples of application and was very patient and thorough in responding to our many questions. A friendly and professional man!
A recent delegate