Identifying and Managing Project Risk Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project

ISBN-10: 0814413404
ISBN-13: 9780814413401
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Tom Kendrick
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 2/18/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Why Project Risk Management?
The Doomed Project
Risk
Benefits and Uses of Risk Data
The Project Risk Management Process
Anatomy of a Failed Project: The First Panama Canal Project
Planning for Risk Management
Project Selection
Overall Project Planning Processes
Defining Risk Management for the Project
The PERIL Database
A Second Panama Canal Project: Sponsorship and Initiation (1902-1904)
Identifying Project Scope Risk
Sources of Scope Risk
Defining Deliverables
High-Level Risk Assessment Tools
Setting Limits
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Other Scope-Related Risks
Documenting the Risks
Panama Canal: Setting the Objective (1905-1906)
Identifying Project Schedule Risk
Sources of Schedule Risk
Activity Definition
Estimating Activity Duration
Activity Sequencing
Documenting the Risks
Panama Canal: Planning (1905-1907)
Identifying Project Resource Risk
Sources of Resource Risk
Resource Planning
Staff Acquisition
Outsourcing
Project-Level Estimates
Cost Estimating and cost Budgeting
Documenting the Risks
Panama Canal: Resources (1905-1907)
Managing Project Constraints and Documenting Risks
Analyzing Constraints
Managing Opportunities
Scope Modification
Resource Modification
Schedule Modification
Assessing Options and Updating Plans
Seeking Missing Risks
Documenting the Risks
Panama Canal: Improving the Plan (1906)
Quantifying and Analyzing Activity Risks
Quantitative and Qualitative Risk Analysis
Risk Probability
Risk Impact
Qualitative Risk Assessment
Quantitative Risk Assessment
Panama Canal: Risks (1906-1914)
Managing Activity Risks
Root-Cause Analysis
Categories of Risk
Risk Response Planning
Risk Avoidance
Risk Mitigation
Risk Transfer
Implementing Preventative Ideas
Contingency Planning
Risk Acceptance
Documenting Your Risk Plans
Managing A Specific Risk
Panama Canal: Risk Plans (1906-1914)
Quantifying and Analyzing Project Risks
Project-Level Risk
Aggregating Risk Responses
Questionnaires and Surveys
Project Simulation and Modeling
Analysis of Scale
Project Appraisal
Project Metrics
Financial Metrics
Panama Canal: Overall Risks (1907)
Managing Project Risk
Project Documentation Requirements
Project Start-Up
Selecting and Implementing Project Metrics
Management Reserve
Project Baseline Negotiation
Project Plan Validation
Specification Change Management
Panama Canal: Adjusting the Objective (1907)
Monitoring and Controlling Risky Projects
Don't Panic
Applying the Plan
Project Monitoring
Collecting Project Status
Metrics and Trend Analysis
Responding to Issues
Communication
Project Archive
Project Reviews and Risk Reassessment
Taking Over a Troubled Project
Panama Canal: Risk-Based Replanning (1908)
Closing Projects
Project Closure
Project Retrospective Analysis
Panama Canal: Completion (1914)
Program, Portfolio, and Enterprise Risk Management
Project Risk Management in Context
Program Risk Management
portfolio Risk Management
Enterprise Risk Management
Panama Canal: Over the Years
Conclusion
Choosing to Act
Panama Canal: The Next Project
Appendix: Selected Detail from the PERIL Database
Index

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