How to Create a Risk Log in SharePoint Online

Risk management is a central activity in project management, but is unfortunately often neglected. Projects fail because of risks that are discovered too late, ignored or simply not sought. Risk management is not complex but is hard work and the most important thing: it must be done with conviction. Software such as Excel or SharePoint […]

How to Develop your Risk Awareness?

How Developed is Your Risk Awareness?

You have probably heard several times that you should be risk aware, but you may not have thought much about it. Risk awareness is a somewhat abstract term, but something that is essential in our daily lives, in business and in projects, so that we do not face problems or misfortunes. This article will show […]

How to Address Complexity in Project Risk Management

How to Address Complexity in Project Risk Management

Projects have always been a complex endeavor and have always to deal with the unpredictable, the surprising, and the unexpected. This was 200 years ago so, and it is still so. However, the complexity is increasing every year, especially when IT technologies are involved. It’s harder to predict what will happen because complex systems interact […]

How to Reduce Risks in Product Development

Companies that develop products often take considerable risks that can, for example, jeopardize the continued existence of the company. Developing innovative products in particular is a risky and uncertain process and many products fail, for example, due to feasibility or market acceptance. This uncertainty often leads companies to avoid taking risks—and if they do, they […]

Successful Response Planning Risk Management

Successful Response Planning in Risk Management

You are not defenselessly exposed to risks in your project! After you have identified and analyzed the risks in your project, you can start with the next step—with response planning. With appropriate actions you reduce or avoid risks or are ready when risks are about to occur. The planning of actions and their timely implementation […]

How to Successfully Manage Reducible and Irreducible Risk

Do you know the difference between event and non-event risks? The PMBOK© 6th Edition now takes a major step forward in its treatment of risk. It does not only address a wider range of Uncertainty than the simple event, but also acknowledging the necessity to integrate project risk management with enterprise-wide risk management. This article […]

The Three Categories of Project Risks in the Company

When we speak of project risks, we usually mean the risks that threaten an individual project or its objectives. However, if you look at the project landscape of a company, this is only one category of project risks. But project risk management does not only take place in projects themselves, but also at project portfolio […]

Stakeholders Are One of Your Biggest Project Risks

Only with the best processes and methods will your project not be successful. People deliver the project, people do the work. It is also people who can hinder or stop your project, it does not have to be project changes, cost overruns or wrong assumptions. Your stakeholders could be your biggest risks. In this article […]

How to manage risk in agile projects

How to Manage Risk in Agile Projects

In my opinion, Risk Management in Agile Projects is one of the most neglected topics. In an earlier article, I showed you why Risk Management is also necessary for Agile projects. In this article, you will learn how to implement Risk Management in Agile projects, and what you need to pay attention to. Every Scrum Master, […]