Weight loss for risky projects (free)

This one-hour talk was recorded at a meeting of the PMI UK Chapter South Branch in September 2015. Drawing on material from his new book “The Risk Doctor’s Cures for Common Risk Ailments”, David describes the symptoms of risk obesity, together with effective treatment options. These include short-term measures to de-risk our projects, until we reach a “target level” of acceptable risk exposure. In the longer term, we need to change our risk-taking habits, with a more balanced risk diet, supported by a clear understanding of our risk appetite. By regulating risk intake and carefully managing risk-taking behaviour, it is possible to reach and maintain a target level of healthy risk exposure, even for the most risk-obese project.


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New concepts for understanding & managing risk in projects (free)

This half-hour webinar was recorded for the World Risk Day 2013 Virtual Summit in May 2013. In this webinar, David Hillson discusses  extensions in the risk concepts beyond merely looking at possible future negative events. Starting from the Risk Doctor definition of risk as “uncertainty that matters”, David explains that there are more uncertainties than just future events, and there are more ways of mattering than just causing problems. This webinar also introduces the idea of “overall risk” compared to “individual risks”, which is an important new insight in linking projects with programmes. View other World Risk Day webinars here, and watch highlights from World Risk Day here.


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Understanding risk appetite: How much risk to take (free)

This one-hour presentation was delivered at the offices of Credit Suisse in Zurich Switzerland on 20 November 2012, as part of the celebrations for International Project Management Day 2012 hosted by the Swiss Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). David presents the latest thinking on the hot topic of risk appetite, explaining what it is (and what it isn't), how to express it, and how it can be used to support risk-based decision-making.


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Interfacing Earned Value & Risk Management: A practical synergy (free)

This one-hour webinar was recorded for the PMI Earned Value Community of Practice (EV CoP) in April 2013. PMI members can view the webinar directly by signing in to the PMI EV CoP website then navigating to the Recorded Webinars section

Non-members can view the webinar by clicking on the thumbnail to view directly without any download or sign-in. In this webinar, David offers practical guidelines for linking EVM and RM, showing how to use risk information to improve the earned value baseline and future predictions, and demonstrating how earned value can be used to improve risk process effectiveness. EVM and RM practitioners will discover how to work together to create real benefit for their projects and organisations, using the combined strengths of these two powerful approaches.

 

[Unfortunately this webinar includes background music throughout the entire recording, which was not audible during the live webinar. We hope you can ignore the music and concentrate on the content!]


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Managing risk in innovation projects (free).

This one-hour webinar was recorded in October 2012 for the PMI IT & Telecoms Community of Practice (PMI IT&T CoP). PMI members can view the webinar directly by signing in to the PMI IT&T CoP website then navigating to the Webinars section. Non-members can view the webinar by clicking on the thumbnail to view directly without any download or sign-in. In this webinar, David shows how risk management can support innovation projects by focusing on both upside opportunities as well as downside threats. He introduces the Innovation Ecocyle as a framework to address both exploration and learning, and presents practical approaches showing how the risk process allows us to find innovation opportunities, pick the real winners, and make them happen.


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Delivering strategic advantage through integrated risk management (free).

This one-hour webinar was recorded in March 2012 for the PMI International Development Community of Practice (PMI ID CoP). Click on the thumbnail photo to view the webinar – this webinar uses AdobeConnect and does not require any download or sign-in. In this webinar, David shows how two simple extensions to the standard risk process can bridge the gap between tactics and strategy, ensuring that risk management delivers benefits to the wider organisation.


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Managing risk in projects: What’s new? (free).

This one-hour webinar was recorded in April 2011 for the PMI Utility Industry Community of Practice.  Click on the thumbnail photo to view the webinar – this webinar uses AdobeConnect and does not require any download or sign-in. In this webinar, David offers three suggestions for how we might do things differently and better, by extending our concept of risk, addressing weak spots in the risk process, and dealing with risk attitudes of both individuals and groups.


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Understanding and managing risk attitudes (free).

This one-hour webinar was recorded in December 2009 as part of the Cadence "Distinguished Speaker" series. Click on the thumbnail photo to view the webinar. In this webinar, David introduces the topic of risk attitudes, explains why they matter, and offers a practical framework for their management using applied emotional literacy.


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Extending the risk process to manage opportunities (free).

This one-hour webinar was recorded in July 2009 as part of the as part of the Cadence "Distinguished Speaker" series. Click on the thumbnail photo to view the webinar. In this webinar, David explains how to extend the scope of the traditional threat-focused risk process to include opportunity management, and why this matters.


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