Terri Echegoyen and Mark Phillipy continue to study for the CAPM exam. In this session we cover Chapter 11 Project Risk Management of the PMBOK. This is the eleventh session in the mentoring series “Preparing for the CAPM”. Mark and Terri study together out of the fifth edition of the PMBOK as Terri gets ready to take the CAPM exam.

Preparing for the CAPM Series

Announcement

I received such great feedback about “Preparing for the CAPM” series, I have decided to increase its value to those who are preparing to take the CAPM exam. In doing so, I have packaged the series into a full blown CAPM Prep program. The new and better series is the center of the site. To kick this program off, I have created a Free Webinar “Preparing for the CAPM”. To sign up for the webinar, select the “Tell Me More” button in the graphic below.

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What is covered in this Session?

During the podcast you will learn about the following Communications Management Processes:

  • Plan Risk Management
  • Identify Risks
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Control Risks

You will also learn some key concepts about Risk Management including:

  • The difference between positive (opportunities) and negative (threats) risks
  • The importance of understanding your organizations appetite, tolerance, and threshold for risk
  • Definitions of risk, probability, and impact
  • Methods and techniques used to identify risks
  • Strategies you can use to address Negative risks or Threats
  • Strategies you can use to address Positive risks or Opportunities

Links and Resources mentioned

A few months ago I had a great discussion with Carl Pritchard, “The Risk Guy”. Carl is a great guy and is very knowledgeable about risk management. On top of that, he makes risk management fun! I highly recommend you check out my conversation with Carl to learn more.

To view the #PMHangout, check out this link: Risk Management – #PMHangout29

To hear the audio version of the #PMHangout on the Sensible Project Manager Podcast, check out this link: SensiblePM 013 | Risk Management with Carl Pritchard

Schedule Your Exam

With only a few more sessions before the end of this series, if you have not yet scheduled to take your exam, I encourage you to do so today. I found as I prepared to take the PMP exam, once I scheduled my exam, that commitment increased my focus and helped be be prepared. So…go schedule for your exam right now.

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