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Issacons© (Issues and Considerations) – Project Risk Management

In this group, we are providing a comprehensive coverage of project risk management (PRM). We hope that you will find this group useful.

1100. Project Risk Management
What is Project Risk Management, and why bother?
1101. Benefits & Practices
What are the benefits and best practices of Project Risk Management?
1102. Barriers to Project Risk Management
Why is it that most people don't bother with project risk management?
1102a. Institutionalized Project Risk Management - Part A
How do we institutionalize Project Risk Management at an organizational level?
1102b. Institutionalized Project Risk Management - Part B
How do we manage Project Risk Management at an organizational level?

1103. How to Recognize Project Risks
How do I know if my project is at risk and, if so, what can I do about it?
1104. Project Risk
What is project risk?
1105. Uncertainty
What is special about project risk?
1106. Approach to Project Risk Management (PRM)
How do you go about project risk management, and when?
1106a. Risk Management Simplified
How can we introduce a simplified proactive project risk management approach?

1106b. Very Simple Risk Management
Can you describe a very simple approach to risk management for a very simple project?
1107. Risk Identification & Examples
Can you provide some examples of "risk events" that we should identify or consider?
1107a. Typical Functional Area Risks
Can you describe conditions giving rise to risks according to PM knowledge areas?
1107b. Why projects fail
Can you explain why projects fail even in their formation?
1107c. Why projects fail
Can you explain why projects typically fail during their execution?

1108. EngCon Project Risks
In Issacon #1052 - Model Guideline #18 on Risk, you mentioned “Controllable” & “Uncontrollable” Risks. Can you give me examples?
1108a. Software Project Risks
Can you give me an example of special project risks in the software industry?
1108b. COTS Software Project Risks
What are the risks of the COTS option for software upgrading?
1109. Getting Started with PRM
How do I get started on identifying project risk events on my particular project?
1110a. Qualitative Project Risk Analysis - Part 1
What is a qualitative project risk analysis, and how do I go about it?

1110b. Qualitative Project Risk Analysis - Part 2
What do you mean by probability and severity scales, and how do I use them?
1111. Quantitative Project Risk Analysis
What is a quantitative project risk analysis, and how do I go about it?
1112a. Advanced Techniques in PRM
What advanced techniques might be applied in quantitative project risk analysis?
1112b. Sensitivity Analysis
Can you explain sensitivity analysis and how it is used?
1112c. Probability Distributions
How does risk probability affect cost and schedule values?

1112d. Variance & Standard Deviation
Please explain "variance" and "standard deviation" and what are their use?
1112e. Other Advanced PRM Techniques
What other advanced techniques might be applied in quantitative project risk analysis?
1112f. The Delphi Technique
Why conduct a Delphi Technique, and how do I do it?
1113. Project Risk Response Selection
How do I go about project risk response planning and selection?
1114.Insurable Project Risks
What sort of project risks can I insure against?

1115. Project Risk Control during Project Execution
I've developed a project risk response plan, now how do I use it?
1116. Project Risk in the Finishing Phase
Why should I worry about project risk in the finishing phase, it's all over, right?

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