Get the “how” of correctly managing project risk in this latest edition of Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology.
The authors, David Hillson and Peter Simon, have applied their
extensive experience in managing risk on projects to develop this simple
and scalable approach—the ATOM methodology. ATOM—Active Threat and
Opportunity Management—is a proven practical approach that all project
managers, as well as all members of the project team, can readily
understand and use.
This second edition of the book reflects
the authors’ work to continually improve upon the model and to apply the
methodology to a broader range of issues. The book includes:
entirely new chapter on managing risk in programs, which is an important
dimension in today’s world of ever more complex initiatives Updated material and methodology more closely aligned with relevant international standardsEmphasis on minimizing the threats and maximizing the opportunities to optimize achievement of your project goals
on sound principles and best practices, this book guides any member of
the project management team in conducting risk management in a
Part I: The Problem • The Challenge of Managing Risk • Making it Work •
Active Threat and Opportunity Management — The ATOM Risk Process • Part
II: Applying ATOM to a Typical Project • Start at the Beginning
(Initiation) • Exposing the Challenge (Identification) • Understand the
Exposure (Assessment) • Options and Actions (Response Planning) • Spread
the Word (Reporting) • Just Do It (Implementation) • Keeping it Alive
(Major Reviews) • Ongoing Updates (Minor Reviews) • Learning from
Experience (Post- Project Review) • Part III: Variations on a Theme •
ATOM for Small Projects • ATOM for Large Projects • Simulating Possible
Futures (Quantitative Analysis) • Managing Risk in Programs • Next Steps
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