9780782144116

Project Manager's Spotlight On Risk Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780782144116

  • ISBN10:

    078214411X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-04-15
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

Clear-Cut Ways to Manage Project RiskIf you're a typical project manager, you're probably aware of the importance of risk management but may not have the time or expertise to develop a full-blown plan. This book is a quick and practical guide to applying the disciplines of proven risk management practices without the rigor of complex processes.Part of the Project Manager's Spotlight series from Harbor Light Press, this straightforward book offers solutions to real-life risk scenarios. Inside, best-selling author Kim Heldman highlights critical components of risk management and equips you with tools, techniques, checklists, and templates you can put to use immediately. By following a realistic case study from start to finish, you'll see how a project manager deals with each concept. Ultimately, this book will help you anticipate, prevent, and alleviate major project risks.Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management teaches you how to Look for and document risk Anticipate why projects fail Prevent scope and schedule risks Analyze and prioritize risks Develop, implement, and monitor risk response plans And much more!

Author Biography

Kim Heldman, PMP is the best selling author of Sybex's PMP Study Guide and Project Management Jumpstart. Kim is Director of IT Project Management for the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments x
Introduction xiii
CHAPTER 1: What Is Risk Management? 1(28)
Defining Risk
1(5)
Purpose of Risk Management
6(6)
A Practical Risk Management Approach
12(8)
Communication Is the Key
20(6)
Case Study
26(3)
CHAPTER 2: Identifying and Documenting Risks 29(32)
Identifying Risks
29(5)
Common Risks
34(6)
Where to Look
40(5)
How to Look for Risk
45(8)
Documenting Project Risk
53(5)
Case Study
58(3)
CHAPTER 3: Why Projects Fail-More Risks and How You Can Prevent Them 61(34)
The PMINO Syndrome
61(9)
Absentee Sponsor
70(10)
Disengaged Teams
80(11)
Case Study
91(4)
CHAPTER 4: Preventing Scope and Schedule Risks 95(28)
Scope Risk
95(13)
Schedule Risks
108(10)
Change Management
118(2)
Case Study
120(3)
CHAPTER 5: Analyzing and Prioritizing Risks 123(26)
Qualitative Risk Analysis
123(13)
Quantitative Risk Analysis
136(6)
The Analysis Method of Choice
142(1)
Listing and Ranking Project Risk
142(4)
Case Study
146(3)
CHAPTER 6: Defining Risk Response Plans 149(22)
Risk Response Planning
149(4)
Risk Response Techniques
153(7)
Developing Risk Response Plans
160(4)
Planning for the Unknown
164(5)
Case Study
169(2)
CHAPTER 7: Implementing and Monitoring Risk Response Plans 171(20)
Monitoring and Control
171(6)
Implementing Response Plans
177(8)
Risk Audits
185(4)
Case Study
189(2)
APPENDIX A: Nine Knowledge Areas Refresher 191(12)
Project Management Process Groups
191(6)
Project Management Knowledge Areas
197(6)
APPENDIX B: Risk Management Templates 203(8)
GLOSSARY 211(6)
Index 217

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