- Hardcover: 408 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Revised and Upd edition (29 October 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470853557
- ISBN-13: 978-0470853559
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 3 x 25 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 472,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Project Risk Management - Processes, Techniques and Insights 2E Hardcover – 29 Oct 2003
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Project Risk Management sets out the key issues and concepts involved in effective risk management in a clear and accessible way, using a methodology that is applicable to all kinds and all sizes of projects, whether requiring detailed, quantitative analysis or a rougher approach using only qualitative analysis.
Project Risk Management met the growing need for a generic methodology that employed a systemic approach to project risk management. In this new edition, the authors expand on their discussion to include the latest developments within the field, and apply risk management processes in the context of the project management task as a whole, with the view to improving overall project performance.
Emphasizing risk management rather than risk evaluation, this book has been developed to meet your practical concerns. Based on a sound conceptual foundation Project Risk Management is a clear, comprehensive guide relevant to anyone involved in managing a project.
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Jeffrey K. Pinto, Ph.D. Breene Professor of Management, Penn State University
"Chris Chapman and Stephen Ward are our two leading scholars in project based uncertainty management. This second edition confirms their importance to the field."
Peter W G Morris, Professor of Project Management, University College London; Executive Director, INDECO
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Another feature is the risk management processes provided can be used for either project or product management because of the fine granularity of the project life cycle used - instead of the typical 6-stage Requirements, Design, Build, Test, Implement and Operate stages the authors use an 8-stage project life cycle that begins with conception and includes post-planning allocation and post-delivery review milestones. Moreover, the typical risk management cycle of Identify, Analyze and Quantify, Prioritize and Manage is expanded into a much more detailed cycle that includes focusing, clarifying ownership issues, and scenario analysis. In particular, the scenario analysis sub process is an excellent approach and allows you to go well beyond the typical expected monetary value and probability x impact types of analyses.
The authors assume that you have a good grounding in both probability and fundamental quantitative analysis techniques, and while both probability and a variety of techniques are used as examples they are only superficially explained. The best part of the book, though, is the large number of insights imparted through cases and real-life situations. These are thought-provoking, but require careful reading (especially for American readers who may not be used to the norms of the British vernacular).
If you are interested in a mature project or product risk management process and have some background in risk management this is a five-star book that absolutely should be in your library.