Understanding and Accessing Project Risk

Understanding and Accessing Project Risk

Training
Risk is not the enemy! In most languages, the term “risk” carries a very negative connotation. In fact, clients often tell me, whenever I bring up this topic as it relates to their organization or projects, that the term “risk” makes them anxious and they would rather avoid talking about it. However, “risk” is not the problem. Avoiding discussing risks and addressing them is what can get you in deep trouble. First of all, “risk” is just uncertainty. It can be positive uncertainties (opportunities) or negative ones (threats.) Therefore, know that when you start identifying risks, there will be some nice surprises in there. A positive risk or opportunity might be, for example, getting more work later on from a new client, if you perform well for them in the…
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CERTIFICATION TRAINING for Career Development

CERTIFICATION TRAINING for Career Development

Training
We all have painfully sat through courses where the instructor “teaches” by reading the slides. The slides are text-intensive, and while lots of information is potentially conveyed, the participants don’t engage. Shortly, they have checked out. Checking emails and texts. Your precious training budget wasted. In a digital world, it seems almost counterproductive to schedule a physical training session.  We are all busy and couldn’t our time be better spent than trotting off to some training. There must be a book or online tool that can meet these objectives at a fraction of the cost and time.   Why Online Training Fails Multitasking competes for our attention. According to Gloria Mark, professor of informatics at the University of California, Irvine, we are interrupted nearly every three minutes. Business books have surprisingly…
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How To Get Project Management Certification

How To Get Project Management Certification

Training
I attended a PMP ‘Bootcamp’ led by Jorge and truly appreciated his teaching style. Jorge can break down and explain any concept in a very clear, understandable manner supported by the depth and breadth of his real-life experience as an international project manager. Studying for the PMP exam with Jorge has been enjoyable and he truly cares about the success of his students, always willing to go the extra mile. Mikaela Gallon, Allianz 4 days of classroom training, 35 PMI® required contact hours and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th edition in preparation for the PMP Certification Exam. PM Workshops (PMW) incorporates both the theoretical, as well as practical, sides of project management into all our trainings. To that end, all our workshops include the following study materials, exercises, and case studies: Project…
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