Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management

  • 3h 19m
  • Kim Heldman
  • Sybex
  • 2005

If you're a typical project manager, you're probably aware of the importance of risk management but may not have the time or expertise to develop a full-blown plan. This book is a quick and practical guide to applying the disciplines of proven risk management practices without the rigor of complex processes.

Part of the Project Manager's Spotlight series from Harbor Light Press, this straightforward book offers solutions to real-life risk scenarios. Inside, best-selling author Kim Heldman highlights critical components of risk management and equips you with tools, techniques, checklists, and templates you can put to use immediately. By following a realistic case study from start to finish, you'll see how a project manager deals with each concept. Ultimately, this book will help you anticipate, prevent, and alleviate major project risks.

Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management teaches you how to

  • Look for and document risk
  • Anticipate why projects fail
  • Prevent scope and schedule risks
  • Analyze and prioritize risks
  • Develop, implement, and monitor risk response plans
  • And much more!

About the Author

Kim Heldman is the Chief Information Officer for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. She has more than 14 years of project management experience in the information technology field. She has managed small, medium, and large projects over the course of her career and shares her breadth of experience and knowledge in her books through examples, stories, and tips.

Kim Heldman is the author of several other project management books, including PMP Final Exam Review, Project Management JumpStart, and the top-selling PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide, all from Sybex.

In this Book

  • What Is Risk Management?
  • Identifying and Documenting Risks
  • Why Projects Fail—More Risks and How You Can Prevent Them
  • Preventing Scope and Schedule Risks
  • Analyzing and Prioritizing Risks
  • Defining Risk Response Plans
  • Implementing and Monitoring Risk Response Plans