Project risk assessment and reduction: How to weigh and reduce project risk. Every project carries some risk. But, you can take steps to reduce risk dramatically if you know what steps to take. This course shows you those steps, and how to take them. This self-paced course requires no textbook or instructor.
Have you ever been blindsided and burned on a project? If not, you will be--unless you have a formal methodology for project risk evaluation and mitigation. The consequences of not having this can be severe. They can be fatal to your company and to your career, or worse to you and to the people you work with.
Even if there are no physical dangers, a single litigation danger can ruin your company and get you blacklisted in your industry. Obviously, you don't want any of these consequences. That's why you need this course.
Approximate study time: 7 hours
The ability to correctly assess and address the many types of risk can save you enormous loss even years after the project has concluded.
Reduce your project risk. Make it a non-factor, using what you learn in this course.
Upon completion of this course, you will:
Be able to assess and address various types of legal risk, both to the project and to you personally.
Be able to assess and address various types of financial risk.
Be able to assess and address various types of technical risk.
Understand how to develop cost-effective risk reduction measures.
Possess an extraordinary understanding of the signs of developing or impending workplace violence.
Understand the early stage, late stage, and emergency countermeasures to workplace violence.
Risks that are unknown, unanticipated, and unplanned for can have devastating consequences for your project, your company, and even you personally. And these consequences can rain down on you many years after the project was completed. Or they may have lethal consequences before the project is completed.
Some risks are too great to leave to chance. With the knowledge in this course, you will be able to anticipate and mitigate risks.
This looks really interesting but I can't figure out what you are sending or how you are sending it.
These are downloadable files. In other words, you get download instructions as soon as the buying part is done and you get the files right away.
What is it that I'm going to get and how? Is it a file that I’ll download? Is it mailed?
As soon as your purchase is complete, you will receive download instructions both on screen and via e-mail. You download self-extracting zip file that contains the course material. Depending on the course, the individual files will be in the rich text format or in the e-book format. Most materials are in the easier-to-handle rich text format.
Are we talking about a lot of pages for me to read?
Here's something that pleasantly surprises most people about these.
If you look at a typical $99 professional book, most of it is filler. These courses don't have the filler. Ditto for $995 seminars covering the same information. Our courses get right to the meat, saving you the effort of wading through pages of nonsense. We don't mass up the high overhead of generating the filler, and we pass the savings on to our customers.
Do your courses on project management prepare me for the various certification routes of the Project Management Institute?
No. The material does not focus on exam preparation. It focuses on improving your real-world skills. However, what you learn will not impede certification.
Are you one of the approved (by PMI) course providers?
No. We are not affiliated with the Project Management Institute, although we may consider going that direction. Our goal is not to make you spend a lot
of money learning how to answer test questions. Our goal is to teach you how to do your job better.
How long does each of your courses take?
It depends on the student. These courses are essentially white papers with exercises to help you relate the information to what you are doing now. You can read the material in each course in under an hour. But, how long it takes to digest it and apply it is up to you.
Do I have to buy books in addition to your course material? Will those books have to be bought from you?
To both questions, no. You don't have to buy anything else. Each course stands on its own.
What if your course material is not clear? Are your course writers available for clarification? Since it is not possible to read all material at one shot, and collect all questions at the same time, will the course writers be available as needed or on a one time basis?
a. It will be clear.
c. Your success is important. If you have a question that is germane to the material, and not a probe for free consulting services, we will help you understand the material. We have kept the prices low, because not everyone can afford $995 for a two-day seminar that amounts to little more than a book promo. This is not a book promo.
What if I have other questions?
We'll answer to whatever extent is reasonable. It may be possible that you will ask questions that require developing a new course--some aspect of successful project management we didn't cover and that is not part of the normal project management training regimen. In that case, you would get the new course for free.
Do you have other courses?
Yes, and we are developing more. You can always write to us with specific needs, and we will adjust our product development accordingly. Also, it's a good idea to check Mindconnection on a regular basis, just to see what is new.
Who writes these courses?
That depends on the subject. For example, Dr. Jay Prince wrote the behavior courses based on his experience as a licensed therapist.
All of the courses are well-researched and devoid of pseudoscience. Most are written by a subject matter expert. All are reviewed by a professional editor for clarity and succinctness.
Do your courses qualify for employer reimbursement?
Possibly not, because they are not accredited. Then again, our cost is very low. So, you must ask yourself if that small amount is worth investing into the skills you need to keep yourself employed and employable.
The goal here is not to pile up paper credits. The goal is to get the information you would ordinarily get only from a lifetime of working in project management--if even then. We save you "classroom time" in the "school of hard knocks." You will recover your investment (and then some), simply because you will be that much better at what you do.
How much time can I reasonably expect to save, once I use the principles in your time management course?
That depends on how you presently approach your work. The typical student can expect to increase productivity by 50%. If you look at the way most people do their work, and then work your way through the course, you'll see why this is so. The author of that course works three full-time jobs and is Chair for one non-profit and acting Chair for another. Yet, he manages to excel in all of these roles while still maintaining outstanding health and enjoyment of life.
What are your real goals, in regard to project management education?
If you want PMI certification, then you should spend the $2200 or so that
If you want to improve your skill set for better performance, our courses
are the answer.
Essentially, our project management courses cover the same material as the PMI certification courses, but we haven't added the expense.
Do you want some reasonable assurance your projects won’t turn into financial and personal disasters? This course will help you develop the expertise to do that. This course teaches you proven methods for weighing project risk and developing ways to minimize it. You will learn how to identify specific risks and how to mitigate them. This course also has a special section on workplace violence.
Don't let your projects be like the helicopter that dangles you above shark-infested water. Instead, put yourself at the controls. Learn how to anticipate problems, and use the headwinds to your advantage.
Upon completion of this course, you will understand how to assess the risks to your career, as well as the risks to the project. And you will know how to handle those risks so you come out a winner. You will have expertise in:
Assessing risk realistically
Balancing risk and opportunity (anybody can "reduce risk"--doing it intelligently is the key)
Managing risk effectively
Once you master this material, you can manage your projects with greater assurance that they--and you--will succeed. And instead of putting out fires, you will be able to fuel your own success.
Unfortunately, project risk assessment seldom gets the proper treatment it should. The high costs of litigation, in time and money, can destroy a company even if it wins the case. And litigation isn't the only potential damage that can arise from inadequate risk assessment.
But if you understand risk assessment and mitigation, which you will upon completion of this course, you can not only avoid going down in flames but you can polish both your reputation and your resume with every project you do.
No more guesswork, no more misinformation, no more needless expense.
This is packed with great information. I worked through the exercises and feel like I will be a much better project manager and not have the "surprises" that seem to vex so many projects and ruin so many companies and careers.
On the downside, something left me feeling just short of fulfilled with this course. I don't know what that is. Definitely a good value for the small price, but something more would be better. Maybe a 'how are you doing" section to be complete six months later.