Managing Risk Decreases Stress

Managing Risk Decreases Stress

Risk Management
If you are like me, chances are that most of your stress, the stuff that makes you lose sleep, are things that might happen, but have not yet done so. Sure, there are plenty of things on hand to stress us out, but uncertainty and fear of the unknown are usually at the top of the list for most people. Questions such as - ¨will my project fail altogether?”, “will I lose that key client I really need?”, “will I go over budget on this project?” and so on.   The above and many other questions that go through our mind are ¨risks.” However, so are “positive” uncertainties. Since all is going well on my current project, chances (probability) are high that I will get more work from this client.”…
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Risk Management is part of everyday life…

Risk Management is part of everyday life…

Risk Management
Whenever I run a project management course or workshop, I always tell people that “Risk Management” is my favorite topic. Unfortunately, I usually do not have the time to explain this clearly, since risk management is just one in a series of knowledge areas critical to any project. Also, my attachment to risk management is personal, but the courses I teach are professional in nature. So why do I find Risk Management so attractive or interesting? Because 1) risk is nothing more than “uncertainty,” which is what we need to deal with on a daily basis; and 2) risk can be an opportunity (positive) as well as a threat (negative risk.) Therefore, in any given situation, we can temper the negative with the positive and, strive for a balance. To…
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La Gestión de Riesgo Como Parte de la Vida Cotidiana

La Gestión de Riesgo Como Parte de la Vida Cotidiana

Risk Management
Cuando imparto un curso o taller de capacitación para la gestión de proyectos, siempre explico que la gestión de riesgo es mi tema preferido. Desafortunadamente casi nunca tengo la oportunidad de abordar este tema en gran detalle, dado que la gestión de riesgo es solo una de las áreas de conocimiento esenciales para cualquier proyecto. Además, he de reconocer que mi apego a la gestión de riesgo es más bien de carácter personal y los cursos que imparto son, obviamente, de índole profesional. ¿Por qué considero el tema de la gestión de riesgo tan atractivo o interesante? Primero, porque el riesgo no es nada más que incertidumbre, por lo cual tenemos que enfrentarnos a ella cada día; segundo, porque el riesgo puede ser visto como una oportunidad (riesgo positivo) así…
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