A significant characteristic of any project is that it is subject to high degrees of uncertainty which translates to risk. The effective management of risk is recognised as a major factor for success on any project. This two day course covers the benefits of managing project risks, and the principles underpinning effective risk management, including the process and its application, organisational and control aspects.
The exam syllabus is primarily based on the APM BoK, the APM PRAM Guide, and BS6079 Parts 1 and 3The Association for Project Management (APM) is the UK's leading professional body for Project Managers and as such the APM Risk management Qualification is recognised as a valuable asset for any project or programme manager.
Related Topics Project and Programme Management
At the end of this course you will be able to:
state the key principles of risk management
understand the need for and be able to write good risk descriptions
plan effective risk reduction actions
use a wide range of techniques to keep the process active
apply risk management at both the project and portfolio (programme) level
apply quantitative assessment techniques to project schedules
Delegates should ideally have experience of the application of risk management in projects and /or have achieved the APM Risk Certificate Level 1 qualification. This course is suitable for Project and Programme managers who are involved in project risk management and who have a good understanding of project management and a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of project risk management.
Delegates are provided with pre-course reading prior to attending the course. The successful interaction on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials. It is recommended that candidates spend 10 hours working through the pre-reading.
The course uses project scenarios and case-studies supported by accelerated-learning techniques to ensure that theory is embedded and delegates feel confident in the practical application of effective project risk management.
The course covers the following syllabus areas:
Overview of project risk management
Initiation - Define and Focus
Qualitative risk analysis
Risk planning, assessment and reporting
Programme and corporate risk management
Quantitative risk analysis including advanced quantitative risk analysis
Human and cultural dimension in risk management
APM Risk Certificate Level 2 Examination
The examination takes place at 13:30 on the second day of the course.
Key exam information:
Duration - 3h:15min (Includes 15 minutes extra time for reading case study)
5 Sub Parts
Broken in Sub-Sections
Expected to take 1.5 hours to complete
Section B (100 marks) Answer any 2 questions
Choice of 4 questions
2 relate to case study and 2 are generic risk management
Each question expected to take 45 minutes (1.5 hours in total)
Throughout the APM Risk Certificate Level 2, delegates will be exposed to numerous examples of examination questions. We will undertake a number of exercises and 'question-and-answer' sessions that will help to consolidate the learning, thereby ensuring that delegates are more than adequately prepared for the final examination.
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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