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My Top 10 Project Risk Management Blog Posts of 2019

Are you a better project manager today than you were a year ago? I hope my blog has boosted your knowledge and application. In case you missed some of my blog posts, I'm sharing my most popular project risk management posts of 2019.

So, just how many of you came to the Project Risk Coach website in 2019? 

Year

Visitors

2019

220,856

2018

113,206

2017

57,560

2016

42,000

2015

33,000

One of my 2019 goals was to help 180,000 website visitors. Thanks to you, I had more than 220,000. Visitors spent an average of 4 minutes and 47 seconds per visit. 

Where were the visitors from? The top countries included:

  1. United States
  2. Australia
  3. India
  4. The United Kingdom
  5. Canada

Top 10 Project Risk Management Articles of 2019

You may have noticed that I wrote more about project risk management than ever with a sprinkling of project management articles. Risks derail our projects. My aim has been to make project risk management easy to understand and practical to apply, putting you in the driver's seat of your projects.

Here were the top blog posts:

  1. 7 Ways to Identify Risks
  2. Evaluating Risks Using Quantitative Risk Analysis
  3. 6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks
  4. How to Actually Identify Project Risks
  5. How to Identify Scope Risks
  6. How to Develop a Quality Management Plan
  7. How to Develop a Human Resource Management Plan
  8. How to Actually Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  9. The What, Why, & How of Project Requirements
  10. 10 Ways to Improve Project Presentations

"Risks derail our projects. My aim has been to make project risk management easy to understand and practical to apply, putting you in the driver's seat of your projects."

- Harry Hall, PMP, PMI-RMP -

PMI Chapters

Thanks to the Palmetto PMI Chapter for allowing me to speak at their 2019 Palmetto Symposium. Additionally, thanks to the Columbus PMI Chapter for allowing me to facilitate the How to Categorize, Assess, & Prioritize Project Risks Workshop.

2020 Project Risk Coach Plans

In 2020,  I will be creating more online courses and YouTube videos with a focus on project risk management and helping individuals prepare for the PMI-RMP Exam.

I also plan to conduct more project risk management workshops for PMI Chapters in 2020. Additionally, I hope to speak at a few more symposiums and chapter meetings. Let me know if you are interested

I've recently started the PMI-RMP for U.S. Project Managers LinkedIn Group. This group is for project managers LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES who have obtained or seeking to obtain the PMI-RMP Credential. Additionally, you will learn to apply project risk management in a balanced and practical manner.

My primary audience includes project managers in the United States with a college education. Most are between the ages of 40 and 70 and most work in the financial industry.

Irrespective of where you live or what you do, I hope you will find the Project Risk Coach as a go-to resource for project risk management tips, tools, and techniques.

Projects: Creating Products, Services, and Results

People use the term "project" loosely. Someone may say, "I need to finish my filing project today." But what is a project and what's the difference between creating products, services, and results?

products, services, and results

What is a Project?

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a product, service, or result. —PMBOK

Projects are Temporary

Projects are temporary. Projects have a beginning and an end. In contrast, teams perform operational tasks on a daily basis. Team members scan documents, handle customer calls, and pay invoices. 

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My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

Oh, what a year! Thank you for being a part of the Project Risk Coach Community. I hope you have found my articles practical and helpful. In this article, I'm sharing my most popular blog posts of 2018.

So, just how many of you came to the Project Risk Coach website in 2018? 

Year

Visitors

2018

113,206

2017

57,560

2016

42,000

2015

33,000

2014

21,000

One of my 2018 goals was to have 75,000 people visit the Project Risk Coach website. Thanks to you, I had more than 113,000. Visitors spent an average of 4 minutes and 47 seconds per visit. 

Where were the visitors from? Here were the top countries:

  1. United States
  2. Australia
  3. The United Kingdom
  4. India
  5. Canada

Most Popular 2018 Blog Posts

2019 Project Risk Coach Plans

I am grateful that the demand for my consulting services, particularly in the P&C insurance industry, has been great in 2018. In 2019,  I will be creating more online courses with a focus on project risk management and helping individuals prepare for the PMI-RMP Exam.

I also plan to speak and conduct workshops at a few PMI Chapters in 2019 

I see my primary audience as practicing project managers in the United States with a college education. Most are between the ages of 30 and 60 and most work in the financial industry.

Irrespective of where you live or what you do, I hope you will find the Project Risk Coach as a go-to resource for project management tips, tools, and techniques.

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My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

My aim this year was to help more project managers than ever. It happened. Allow me to share the results of my most popular blog posts of 2017.

picture of Harry Hall writing my most popular blog posts of 2017

One of my goals was to have 50,000 people visit the Project Risk Coach website. Thanks to you, I had more than 57,500. Visitors spent an average of 4 minutes and 29 seconds per visit. My visitor traffic continues to grow at a steady pace. I experienced a significant increase in the last quarter of 2017.

YearVisitors
201757,560
201642,000
201533,000
201421,000

Where were the visitors from? Here were the top counties:

  • The United States
  • The United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • India
  • Canada

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

You may have noticed that I wrote more about project risk management than ever with a sprinkling of general project management articles. Hopefully, you’ve gained further insights for identifying, evaluating, responding to and controlling your risks.

  1. How to Develop a Project Charter
  2. 7 Things You Ought to Know About Identifying Risks
  3. How to Determine Project Budget Reserves
  4. 7 Ways to Treat Risks
  5. The What, Why, and How of Projects
  6. How to Improve Results With Better Risk Statements
  7. 7 Ways to Identify Risks
  8. How to Think Ahead With a Project Plan
  9. 7 Benefits of Keeping a Project Journal
  10. How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Focus of 2018

I am grateful that the demand for my consulting services, particularly in the P&C insurance industry, has been great in 2017. In 2018,  I’d like to teach more with individuals and small groups, both online and face-to-face.

I see my primary audience as practicing project managers in the United States with a college education. Most are between the ages of 30 and 60 and most work in the financial industry.

Irrespective of where you live or what you do, I hope you will find the Project Risk Coach as a go-to resource for project management tips, tools, and techniques.

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My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Wow! It’s been a great year. So much so, I’ve decided to leave the corporate world to help more project managers than ever. Thank you for making this possible.

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Approximately 42,000 visitors came to The Project Risk Coach in 2016, up from 33,000 visitors in 2015. Also up from 21,000 in 2014. As you can see, the visitors have doubled in two years.

Visitors spent an average of 4 minutes and 19 seconds per visit.

The top countries were:

  • The United States
  • The United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • India
  • Australia

Top Blog Posts for 2016

Here were the top 10 posts and the number of visits:

  1. How to Develop a Project Charter – 4,184
  2. The What, Why, and How of Projects – 3,229
  3. How to Determine Project Budget Reserves – 3,091
  4. Evaluating Risks Using Qualitative Risk Analysis – 1,993
  5. 7 Things You Ought to Know About Identifying Risks – 1,786
  6. 10 Surprising Ways to Make Your Project Customers Happy – 1,224
  7. How to Build a Risk Register – 1,060
  8. 7 Sharp Ways to Improve Project Quality – 849
  9. How to Break Down Your Project – 833
  10. Free Stuff – 813

Focus for 2017

As I’ve thought about 2017, one word continues to come to mind – ENGAGEMENT. While I enjoy sharing with thousands of people around the world, I want to engage more with individuals and small groups, both online and face-to-face.

I see my primary audience as practicing project managers in the United States with a college education, a large percentage with either a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Most are between the ages of 30 and 60. I plan to focus more on project managers working in the financial industry.

Irrespective of where you live or what you do, I hope you will always find The Project Risk Coach as a reliable resource of project management information.

Please Take My Reader Survey for 2016

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PLEASE TAKE MY 2016 READER SURVEY

I want to ensure my platform does the best possible job of answering your needs and interests. And that means I need to know more about you. To do that, I’ve created my 2016 Reader Survey.

Feedback

Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me create content even more interesting and relevant to you.

Your input is important to me. The survey is easy to fill out. And you can finish in three to four minutes.

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Thanks in advance for your help!

Regards,

Harry Hall

The Project Risk Coach

You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

If you were asked to describe project managers with one word, what would it be? Planner? Leader? Organizer?

These are all great descriptors, but I’d like to offer my favorite — Integrator.

You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

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The word “integrate” means to “combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole.” Like a child putting Lego pieces together to build a house, project managers put the project pieces together to create unique products and services, transforming their organizations.

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Photo – Adobe Stock

We see integrators in many facets of life. General contractors integrate foundations, walls, roofs, windows, doors, electrical systems, heat and air systems, and water systems to create houses. Coaches integrate ball players with different skills and experience to create winning teams. How do businesses deliver products and services? Operational managers assimilate people, processes, technologies, and external resources, which are interdependent, one with another.

Practically speaking, how do project managers perform integration management?Continue reading

My Top 20 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

Well, it’s the time of the year when I evaluate my blog in preparation for the coming year. I want to make sure that I understand your topics of interest.

Thank you for a great year! I had more than 20,000 visitors this year. For some bloggers, this number is small. For me, I am amazed that this many people from all over the world visit my site. Visitors spent on average four and one-half minutes per visit.

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Photo courtesy of DollarPhoto.com

The top countries included:
• The United States (8,102)
• India (1,446)
• Canada (1,197)
• The United Kingdom (1,137)

The top organizations were cable and communications companies.

Here are my top 20 blog posts and my observations:
1. Evaluating Risks Using Qualitative Risk Analysis (updated 1/27/15)
2. Evaluating Risks Using Quantitative Risk Analysis (8/3/14)
3. How to Determine Project Budget Reserves (2/14/14)Continue reading