Risk Happens!: Managing Risk and Avoiding Failure in Business Projects

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Project management has become a big part of how all organizations get things done. Managers at all levels need to take on and deliver projects. The scope of these projects range from small projects lasting days to multi-million dollar projects taking years. All of these projects have one big thing in common: RISK. Risk happens! Things go wrong. As many of us have learnt recently, the real world does not respect your hopes, plans or expectations. It moves according to its own, if unexpected, agenda. So you need to...
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Overview

Project management has become a big part of how all organizations get things done. Managers at all levels need to take on and deliver projects. The scope of these projects range from small projects lasting days to multi-million dollar projects taking years. All of these projects have one big thing in common: RISK. Risk happens! Things go wrong. As many of us have learnt recently, the real world does not respect your hopes, plans or expectations. It moves according to its own, if unexpected, agenda. So you need to respond with a practical approach to managing project risk. This book, by an expert in project management, provides the necessary understanding and tools for any level manager charged with leading projects, staying on budget and remaining on schedule. The essence of that is managing the risk associated with the project.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814328302
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte L
  • Publication date: 10/16/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Clayton is an independent consultant and trainer in project management. He lectures frequently on the topic and was previously with Deloitte Consultancy.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures ix

Acknowledgements xiii

Prologue xv

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Planning Out Risk 9

Chapter 3 The Risk Management Process 30

Chapter 4 Identify Risks 40

Chapter 5 Analyse Risks 59

Chapter 6 Plan for Risks 85

Chapter 7 Take Action on Risks 97

Chapter 8 Risk Monitoring and Control 104

Chapter 9 Risk Resilience 119

Chapter 10 Involving Stakeholders in Risk Management 124

Chapter 11 Appetite for Risk 133

Chapter 12 The Psychology of Risk 142

Chapter 13 Risk Culture 151

Conclusion 160

Appendix A List of Common Project Risks 161

Appendix B Glossary 165

Appendix C Learn More 173

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