! Risk Management in Projects, Programs and Portfolios
What you'll learn
- TWO courses in One. 1-Fast-track (What To Do - under 30 mins). 2-Master class (How-to - Totals over 13hrs) Dip-In if you need to.
- You will learn: How to manage risk and facilitate risk management in projects, programs and portfolios of change
- 2 BONUS modules - Exam prep conversion. The course is focused on practitioner needs but includes both PMI and AXELOS exam candidate's conversion video
- Gives you ability matched to the 'messiness' of real project risk management. Eg multiple causes & consequences not textbook "1 event creates 1 impact"
- Start with steps: you gain a guiding framework for running Identification, Assessment and Response development workshops with your PMO or Project stakeholders
- The master-class explains the techniques and tools to facilitate stakeholders determine prioritisation and select value for money responses
- How to integrate risk responses into the team's day to day to do lists whether Agile-sprint, Flow or PMBoK-Guide plan-driven
- Some familiarity with project based working is useful to follow the concepts of risk management as applied to Agile and Waterfall
- If you've a strong grasp to start the Fast-Track will be all you need - Its the What to Do
- Where Fast-Track presumes more knowledge than you have then dip-into the Master-Class to build, reinforce or refresh How-To details
One topic, Two courses - A two speed risk management course.
The fast-track is under 30 minutes of step-by-step WHAT to do
The videos and Workbook-manual guide you through what's needed at work to Manage, Lead or Oversee and Facilitate risk in your projects, programs and portfolios.
The Master-class is 13hours of detailed HOW-to using the same Workbook and slides as the Fast-Track
Dip into the Masterclass videos only where you feel you need or want more guidance than the fast-track gives.
*IF* you also want to take PMI or AXELOS/PeopleCert exams then use the two 'exam conversion' modules to understand what exam specific vocabularies and process models are overlaid on real-world risk management.
These two courses are for Project (and Program or Portfolio) managers and PMO Analysts, Scrum Masters, Team Subject Matter experts and Project Sponsors and Product Owners who need competency in how to handle risk.
Learn a step by step framework of WHAT to do grounded in "Projects are delivered by people (so most of the arithmetic theory isn't too useful)". Plus here are the techniques, tips, tools and hints per step to give solid How-to that includes the adjustments required to work across the typical mixture of teams using Agile and Predictive product development ways of working.
The master class covers it all.
The Fast-Track is just the structured what to do - suitable if you've already got some idea of how to lead workshops and define risk scales (etc).
Your ideal situation would be that your starting a project and feel some guidance on "how to really do risk" from day one with the sponsor through every day with the team to last day and risk handover. Ideal because the WorkBook's guidance is written as exercises to be applied to your current project to create real governance documents. If you've not got a current project then I've provided a scenario based on a fictionalised combination of some of my past projects.
I've practiced projects as PM and PMO lead for 30 years and taught other people's risk courses on and off over the last 20. Those course from the big global training companies have always needed a big dose of reality which is what I've built into this course.
The result is a course unlike any other I know of because it doesn't treat the world as 'text-book'. In fact I've recorded it because I think big training company courses and project risk textbooks and chapters (in the PRINCE2 guide and the PMBoK-Guide) are fit more for exams than reality. Since the course is IMHO reality I've included two 'exam conversion modules' for those who DO want to take the exams.
I'm expert enough to be unsure what a risk is (!) but I know its not 'A Single and instantaneous event-based-cause that leads to A Single quantifiable consequence for A Single stakeholder'. That is too naive. Too simple for the world I work in and for the one you're in too. I know that identification is key to all that follows. I'll share with you how to define responses (they are what actually matter!) so defining "A" risk isn't so important when we know our set of valid responses (plural).
I'll start you off with what does running each workshop of each step look and feel like. In the Master-Class I'll give your a slew of tools to use and I'll suggest how to apply to your own project, how to build responses into the baseline - because we only have one set of people to deliver the project and handle the risk. I'll cover how reporting of project status integrates risk management.
[ Of course after investing your effort you'll probably appreciate a way to demonstrate the results so I've also been mindful to giving you real world skills that substantially support efforts to gain CAPM®/ PMP®/ IMPA-abcd/ PRINCE2agile® and PRINCE2® exam/ RMP/ MoR etc. The course includes the supplements for translating to exam needs.
Who this course is for:
- PMO Analysts, Project managers, Project Sponsors
- The course is useful to people studying PMP, CAPM, PRINCE2, RMP etc. The structure and principles match BUT the master class goes deeper than the exam need and is REAL-WORLD not exam. The text books are simplistic, reality is complex.
Simon has 30 years project management experience, the last 15 of which have been mixed with training others in everything from the basics to advanced topics
Simon's teaching skills are enhanced by his own experience; "During those 30 years I've managed to get it wrong and get it right and it is those lessons learned that I pass to others. I take the guidance out of the books and into use in the workplace. Some of my teachings are a pragmatic mix of approaches to real-world project management and the rest are exam focussed. Both have there uses."
Simon lives in Edinburgh Scotland with his wife Lea and sometimes their children Jessica and Toby - when they are home.