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Risk can be defined as uncertainty of outcome; some amount of risk taking is inevitable if the project is to achieve its objectives. In these uncertain times, there will be added risk to any new project.

During the delivery of any major project, risk is a major factor to be considered.  Projects by nature are complex, often expensive and timebound undertakings.

This virtual Effective Project Risk Management course examines the project lifecycle and the overlay of the risk management cycle.  It will show clearly how good risk management should be applied, some of the pitfalls and how to avoid them.  Mixed in with the risk management theory, the course provides practical hints and tips on the ways to manage inherent risk and the benefits of the keeping tight control to de-risk your projects.

Through a blended mixture of learning containing straight forward delivery, practical exercises, return to your place of work with greater confidence in your ability to achieve successful project delivery.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Rob Clark
Project Management Consultant

Rob’s main specialisation is in Change Management, Project Management Consultancy, M&E, Programme Support Services and Training.  This experience has been gained through involvement with contractor and client organisations at all levels. He was formerly Head of Project Services for Atkins, one of Europe’s largest engineering and management consultancies.

Over a number of years Rob has been engaged in many large multi-disciplinary change programmes within Government and the private sector and also has extensive experience in overseas assignments.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the risk management cycle
  • Improve how you identify and overcome risks
  • Establish a risk register
  • Learn and apply risk management techniques
  • Protect your projects and organisation from avoidable risks
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • The Chair will discuss delegate experiences to identify personal objectives for the day and tailor the course to specific requirements.
10:00 - 11:00

The Nature of Projects

Delegates will take part in an interactive activity that teases out their knowledge of projects and project management tools and techniques.

  • Why do projects go wrong?
  • Getting of to a good start
  • Why is risk management so important?
11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

Risk Management Cycle

  • The PRINCE approach to risk
  • Setting up a risk management system
  • Risk at all levels
  • Risk at all levels
  • Roles and responsibilities
12:00 - 13:00

Risk Identification

  • How do you identify project risks
  • Risk evaluation and analysis
  • Establishing the risk register
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Workshop 1: Scenario Set to Identify the Risks and Start the Risk Register

In this session, learn about the following agile tools and techniques:

  • Practical risk identification.
  • Analysis and assessment
  • Developing the risk register and matrix
  • Mitigation actions
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 16:00

Workshop 2: Keeping Control

  • It’s not a one off process
  • Project risks and business risks
  • Advanced risk management techniques
  • Risk management software
  • The secret of good risk management –   DO IT!
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT