Agile isn't commonly touted as a risk mitigation or recovery approach in project management, but its principles can clearly benefit initiatives disrupted by unexpected events by making it easier to reprioritize, adjust plans and get back on track.
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Closing Q&A webinar for June 2017 Book Club on Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering by Eric Rebentisch
When initiating a high profile project there is a very good chance that you will start on the back foot, already one week behind a schedule that still needs to be agreed. In this session, we use a very simple analogy to illustrate why you would not want to reach for the low hanging fruit immediately.
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This sample Project Charter contains sections and instructions for: General Provisions; Normative References; Terms, Notations, Abbreviations; Project Purpose; Measurable Project Objectives and Related Success Criteria; High-Level Requirements; High-Level Project Description, Boundaries and Key Deliverables; Overall Project Risk; Summary Milestone Schedule; Preapproved Financial Resources; Key Stakeholder List; Project Approval Requirements; Project Exit Criteria; Project Manager; and Appendixes.
This sample risk register includes guidelines for each field; modify as needed for your own organizational needs.
This Excel template is for project managers approaching risk management for the first time. It shares steps and examples to achieve a simple but effective risk management plan, probability and impact assessment table/matrix, rating assessment table and risk register.
Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.
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The alignment of project management activities with project risk appetite can be a powerful tool to help illustrate and communicate the relationship between these two important areas. Adopting a more formal process to frame and document project risk appetite can maximize positive outcomes.
Contributing Factors to Ethical Violations: What Makes Otherwise Ethical Project Managers Make Poor Decisionsby
A common understanding of what is ethical is necessary in all organizations, as each professional operates within the accepted boundaries. Understand the three drivers that can lead to unethical decision making on projects and how to mitigate the associated risk.
Agile projects have dynamic and uncertain environments. It becomes an arduous task for the agile PM to identify and manage risks. How can risks be effectively identified and mitigated?
Exploiting lessons learned is crucial for organizations to continually improve; without them, they are doomed to repeat mistakes of the past. In this article, the author outlines five critical factors in applying lessons learned effectively. He then outlines a suggested six-stage process for conducting lessons learned on your project.
Judgments about past events are modeled by our egos, beliefs, prejudices and expectations. This is known as cognitive bias. Therefore, since lessons learned sessions review past events, it’s important to be aware of bias risk. Here are some cognitive biases you can find during a lessons learned session.
Project-status reporting is intended to enable decision makers to make informed decisions that will increase the chances of achieving a favorable outcome. The process of establishing an effective and proactive reporting system that ensures engagement of the project executive team is discussed here.
Our bias toward comfortable processes hides the root cause of failure. One of the root causes on experienced teams? The misalignment of purpose and process. Here, the author provides an easy-to-implement, purpose-driven organizational methodology that helps eliminate this risk.
There is always pressure to remain on schedule and under budget. But ignoring risks to achieve a deliverable can have catastrophic consequences. The author looks at some infamous worst-case examples of operations that ignored those risks, but the road map used to create them is just as applicable to less-critical scenarios related to managing risk within any environment. What can we learn from this?
One of the major reasons for project failure is the occurrence of unforeseen events that disrupt the smooth running of the project and cause irrecoverable deviation from the plan. How can we help minimize the risk when it comes to scope definition in construction projects?
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