Let's review the Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis process as outlined in the PMI® PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition. Apply the principles. Advance your career!
All project managers are risk managers, some better than others. In this course, we will boost your risk management knowledge and skills by learning to perform the qualitative risk analysis process. Learn how to quickly assess and prioritize your project risks.
Too busy to study and apply risk management principles? Maybe you are finding it hard to find time to prepare for PMI-RMP® Exam. Or perhaps you just need to refresh yourself on these critical skills.
If you are like most project managers, you live a busy life. Work is more than 9 to 5. Things are crazy at home—children’s ball games, civic club activities, yard work, and the list goes on. How does one find the time to study and actually apply risk management principles?
That’s why I’ve created the Pass the PMI-RMP Exam Short Course Series. I’ve been where you are. I prepared, took, and passed the PMP® and PMI-RMP® exams during one of the busiest times of my life. I was working full time, married, and had two children.
What qualifies me to teach this workshop? Not only have I passed the PMP® and PMI-RMP® exams, I have managed hundreds of projects, implemented three PMOs, and implemented and managed two Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Programs.
I’m not teaching something I read out of a book. I’m teaching from real world experience!
So, I can teach you the risk management processes. Furthermore, I’ll teach you to actually apply the knowledge you gain to your portfolios, programs, and projects. No fluff. Just simple, to the point instruction. Plus real world application.
The results? Become a better project manager. Make better decisions. Advance your career.
Apply the Principles. Advance Your Career!
The Qualitative Risk Analysis Short Course
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
You will actually work with other project managers during the course. You'll have the opportunity to get to know other project managers from different industries and learn together.
Engage with Other Project Managers
This course has been designed to allow you to work with other project managers and learn from one another.
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 process, something project managers should be doing in every project.
Test Your Understanding
You will have the opportunity to take a 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.
- 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 short 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 projectriskcoach.com. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the course last? And how many people will be in the course?
One week. There will be two one-hour sessions. Up to eight people will be in the course. We keep the class small to ensure good interaction.
What makes this workshop different from others?
First, you will be taught by an individual who has managed enterprise, portfolio, program, and project risks. Second, your instructor is certified as a PMP, PMI-RMP, and ARM-E (Associated in Risk Management with an emphasis in Enterprise Risk Management). Third, the focus of this course is more than preparing you for the PMI-RMP® exam. You will learn to actually use the risk management processes to improve your project success. Fourth, no fluff. Just simple, to the point instruction.
Furthermore, you will have access to a Facebook Group where you can share comments or ask questions during the course. You will have access to this group up to two weeks after the end of the course.
What if I've never taken risk management training?
No problem. Whether a novice or experienced project manager, walk you through the risk management processes and provide you with practical tips, tools, and techniques.
What materials are required?
Participants should have a copy of the PMBOK Guide - 6th Edition. While not required, you are encouraged to also purchase a copy of the Practice Standard for Project Risk Management (2019).
Does this course allow individuals to earn contact hours for the PMI-RMP exam? Does the course provide PDU credits?
Yes, individuals earn 2 Contact Hours. See the PMI-RMP Handbook: "You can satisfy the project risk management education requirements by demonstrating successful completion of courses, workshops and training sessions - Training companies and consultants."
Yes, individuals taking this course earn 2 PDUs. You will need to report your PDUs to PMI after the course.
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