Do you know how to engage your project stakeholders and quickly evaluate your risks?

All project managers are risk managers, some better than others. And when project managers fail to evaluate their risks, team members make one of two mistakes. One – they may spend too much time on some risks; two – team members invest insufficient time on other risks. Both mistakes are costly!

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Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis 

Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. Identifying, analyzing, and managing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems and seizing opportunities in your projects. This course is aligned with the PMI-RMP® Examination Content Outline, Practice Standard for Project Risk Management, and the PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition. Furthermore, we will discuss how to apply the qualitative risk analysis process and improve your project success!

“For organizations that apply a formal risk management approach, 73% of projects meet their objectives, 61% finish on time, and 64% are completed within the approved budget.” —PMI Pulse of the Profession

Here’s What the Course Includes

Learn How to Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

The risk management life cycle framework is comprised of seven processes. In this course, we cover how to Perform the Qualitative Risk Analysis, something project managers should be doing in every project.

Test Your Understanding

You will have the opportunity to take quizzes during and at the end of the course. You'll know whether you are understanding the concepts and gain confidence in your risk management knowledge. 

Target Audience

  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Operational Risk Managers
  • Anyone who wishes to learn and apply risk management
  • Anyone working toward their PMP or PMI-RMP certifications

Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

In this course, you will learn to assess your project risks quickly. Engage your stakeholders. Assign risk owners. Evaluate and prioritize your risks. Determine which risks merit a risk response. 



Welcome to the Qualitative Risk Analysis course. 


The Purpose of Qualitative Risk Analysis

We start with the question of why. Why perform the qualitative risk analysis process? 


Inputs, Tools and Techniques, & Outputs

Next, we take a look at the inputs into this process. What are the tools and techniques? And what are the key outputs?


Key Success Factors

So, how do you know whether you are on track in the planning and execution of your qualitative risk analysis? 


The KISS Method

Now that you understand the basics of qualitative risk analysis, let's talk about a simple method for evaluating your risks. Keep It Super Simple.


The Probability/Impact Assessment

Some projects are complex and require more in-depth risk assessments. One of the most common tools is the Probability/Impact Assessment. Discover how to develop your rating scales for probability and impact, how to rate your risk, and how to calculate your risk scores. 


How to Evaluate Risk Velocity

The PMBOK lists several risk parameters (e.g., proximity, manageability, strategic impact) that may be helpful in assessing your risks further. In this lesson, we explore the proximity/velocity parameter.


How to Define a Risk Threshold

The PMBOK defines risk threshold as the level of risk exposure above which risks are addressed and below which risks may be accepted. But, how do you know where to set the threshold? Who makes this decision?


Leveraging the Power of Risk Categories

Many project managers overlook this simple but powerful tool. Let's look at what are risk categories, how can we use them, and the benefits.


Navigating Risks with Risk Owners

Project managers often make the mistake of owning project risks. Discover how to assign risk owners, subject matter experts who have the experience and knowledge to properly assess the risks, develop risk response plans, and execute them.

About The Teacher,
Harry Hall, PMP, PMI-RMP, ARM-E

Harry Hall is the guy behind He is a speaker, teacher, author, and blogger. He graduated from the University of Georgia and is a certified PMP®, PMI-RMP®. In his free time, Harry enjoys playing guitar, gardening, reading, running, and teaching others how to speak Southern.

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The Plans of the Diligent. . .

One of my favorite proverbs says, "The plans of the diligent leads to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty." Becoming a better project manager requires both planning and hard work. You can do this. And I would be honored to help you achieve this goal. Your best days are ahead!

Harry T. Hall