Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project

Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project

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About the Book Club Meeting

The PMIWDC Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on ​" Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project" will take place on August 15th, 2016 - the same evening as the Monthly Chapter Events from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.

Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.

About the Book

Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project
by Tom Kendrick

 

Projects--especially complex ones--are inherently risky. Between time constraints, technical challenges, and resource issues, things can easily go wrong--making the identification of potential risks an essential component of every project manager's job.

Fully updated and consistent with the Risk Management Professional (RMP) certification and the "Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK(R)), "Identifying and Managing Project Risk" remains the definitive resource for project managers seeking to guard against failure. Drawing on real-world situations and hundreds of examples, the book outlines the risk management process and provides proven methods for project risk planning. Readers will learn how to use high-level risk assessment tools, implement a system for monitoring and controlling projects, and properly document every consideration. Analyzing aspects such as project scope, available resources, and scheduling, the third edition also offers fresh guidance on program risk management, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, simulation and modeling, and significant "non-project" risks. This practical book will help readers eliminate surprises and keep projects on track.

Editorial Reviews:

“Detailed, well-organized and comprehensive, Identifying and Managing Project Risk takes you through the planning, assessment and responses required for any kind of project of any size.” --Soundview Book Description

Projects—especially complex ones—are inherently risky. Between time constraints, technical challenges, and resource issues, things can easily go wrong—making the identification of potential risks an essential component of every project manager's job.

Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Open book discussion
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.
You can purchase Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project through Amazon.

Special Instructions

PDU's Available:
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate up to six hours of reading, which converts to up to 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.

PDUs Available: 
6.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
NA

About the Monthly Book Club

The Monthly Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Anyone can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.

Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.

Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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