Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project, 4th Edition

  • 17h 2m 6s
  • Tom Kendrick
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2024

The most essential component of every project manager’s job is the ability to identify potential risks before they cause unnecessary headaches and turmoil all around.

All projects are inherently risky, and complex ones can potentially be the downfall for even the most experienced project manager. From technical challenges and resource issues to unrealistic deadlines and problems with your subcontractors, any number of things can go wrong.

Fully updated, consistent with PMI standards, and addressing “VUCA” (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity—the now-common business and project management acronym), this book remains the definitive resource for project managers seeking to be proactive in their efforts to guard against failure and minimize unwanted surprises.

Identifying and Managing Project Risk draws on real-world situations and hundreds of risk examples to show you how to:

    Thoroughly discover and document risks

    Use risk assessment techniques effectively

    Implement a system for monitoring and controlling projects

    Personalize proven methods for project risk management on any type of project

Complete with fresh guidance on program risk management, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, simulation and modeling, and significant “non-project” risks, this one-stop indispensable resource is what every project manager needs to avoid chaos and keep their projects on track.

About the Author

Tom Kendrick the former Program Director for the project management curriculum at UC Berkeley Extension, and lives in the Bay area near San Francisco, California. He is a past award recipient of the Project Management Institute (PMI) David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award for "Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project" (now in it's fourth edition). Tom is also a certified PMP and serves as a volunteer for both the PMI Silicon Valley Chapter and

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Why Project Risk Management?
  • Chapter 2 - Planning for Risk Management
  • Chapter 3 - Identifying Project Scope Risk
  • Chapter 4 - Identifying Project Schedule Risk
  • Chapter 5 - Identifying Project Resource Risk
  • Chapter 6 - Managing Project Constraints and Documenting Risks
  • Chapter 7 - Quantifying and Analyzing Activity Risks
  • Chapter 8 - Managing Activity Risks
  • Chapter 9 - Quantifying and Analyzing Project Risk
  • Chapter 10 - Managing Project Risk
  • Chapter 11 - Monitoring and Controlling Risky Projects
  • Chapter 12 - Closing Projects
  • Chapter 13 - Program, Portfolio, and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Chapter 14 - Conclusion
  • Appendix: Selected Detail from the PERIL Database