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How to Plan Your Risk Management from End to End

Project risk management continues to hold the championship belt for the most important-yet-ignored aspect of project management. That is not a wrestling league you want to be a part of. So in a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall shares some quick advice for planning your risk management from start to finish on a project. Whatcha Gonna Do, Brother? Hall says that your risk management plan is not your risk register, but rather …

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5 IT Practices That Put Enterprises at Risk

Every year, millions of dollars are lost to cyber-related incidents. Cybersecurity has been put at the forefront of the conversation, and companies are trying to protect themselves the best they can. But there are some simple things that companies can do to protect themselves. In an article on Dark Reading, Darren McCue says which five IT practices are putting enterprises at risk: Using old printers Disregarding alerts Giving away admin rights Ignoring employee apps Being …

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Easy Ways to Reenergize Your Meetings

There are enough bad meetings in the universe that you would probably be hailed as a hero if you could be the one to run meetings that people actually like. Do you want to be that hero? In a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall discusses some low-maintenance ways to inject real energy into your meetings. Electric Results For semi-regular meetings, just changing the location or the time of day can be an …

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The Basics You Should Know about the PMI-RMP

Do credentials make the employee? Not necessarily, but they help. In a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall answers these five basic questions about getting certified as a Risk Management Professional: What is the PMI-RMP®? Why should someone consider becoming a PMI-RMP®? What is the PMI-RMP® exam like? How should I prepare to take the PMI-RMP® exam? What study materials do I need? Risk Management Certification Hall starts off by defining the PMI-RMP: …

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Foundational Issues to Revisit If You’re Struggling as a Manager

Not every manager has a rock-solid foundation to build their success upon. Sometimes, you’re just thrown into the position with little training and have to make the most of it. Anyone without the proper preparation is forced to fend for themselves and often find themselves struggling. In a post at his blog, Art Petty explains how you build or rebuild your foundations as a manager. Fixing the Foundation The first step to becoming a better …

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4 Steps to Help Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

There is no one-size-fits-all risk management plan. The trick is to make sure the plan is just the right size. In a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall gives four steps to help you right-size your risk management plan: Select the appropriate inputs, tools, and techniques. Determine what to include. Select the right stakeholders. Review and update as needed. Stepping Up the Scale Start off by selecting the right tools, inputs, and techniques …

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How Do You Handle Event Risk versus Non-Event Risk?

What is the difference between risk and uncertainty, or event risk and “non-event” risk? It is not just a question of semantics; it can have legitimate effects on the course of a project. In a post for the PM Perspectives Blog, Rick Graham examines the roots of project risk and uncertainty. Eventual Risk Graham thinks that many things get added to project risk registers that do not actually constitute “event” risks; they are just uncertainties …

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5 Liabilities of Working in the Cloud

There’s always a catch for any positive innovation in the world. We invented the wheel, but the fallout from it was traffic jams; every positive has some negatives of it to take into consideration. It rings true for the cloud as well, as there are some liabilities that need to be taken into account. In an article for CIO magazine, Tim Molino highlights five different liabilities of the cloud: Transparency (or lack thereof) Open source …

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How to Respond to Difficult Presentation Questions

Jerry Seinfeld’s joke on how the average person would rather be in the coffin than give the eulogy at a funeral is famous because it has truth in it. People are generally scared of and avoid public speaking. It is even worse when you may have to field difficult questions from stakeholders. In a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall gives some tips on how to respond to those difficult presentation questions. Decoding …

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3 Ways to Improve Lessons Learned

The “lessons learned” session seems to have become less of a tool to help ensure the success of future projects and more of a reflection on how well a project went. These sessions aren’t meant to be footnotes, but rather ways to build up knowledge and an understanding for future reference. How can we turn this around? In a post for the Association for Project Management, Karlene Agard gives some ways in which we can …

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