The secret is because I'm selfish.
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Some project managers use RACI charts because we are consistently reminded that:
57 percent of projects fail due to breakdown in communications
[source: IT Cortex]
No PM wants to lead a failed project. So to each their own when using a RACI chart.
There is a local granting body called Ontario Trillium Foundation that requires a risk assessment as a part of their grant applications. In my opinion, they are ahead of the curve with this requirement because it helps the grantee think of all the possible risks that could pop-up along a project.
Here are 4 big steps you can take towards risk management planning.
In projects, risks aren't all doom and gloom. They can also fall on the positive side of the spectrum - benefiting you, your organization, your stakeholders, etc. In every risk planning session I host, we always make time to brainstorm positive risks and you should too.
Here are 4 techniques you can implement to benefit from the positive risks.
Some of us plan for it. Some of us don't.
When running a project, risks can become issues in the blink of an eye and it can feel like the end of the world. This is why it is extremely important to plan ahead. Let's plan together!
Let's pretend that you are working on a project and already identified your risks, we will move on to the stage of responding to the risks.
There are 4 ways to deal with negative risks.
In Mario Kart, a milestone would be completing a lap.
Similarly, in a project (for example a stock photo project) a list of milestones can include:
- mood board/concept finalized
- legal forms signed
- photo editing complete
- website submission done
In order to complete each milestone, we have a series of actions or activities that must be completed before we reach a milestone.
Below are some of the questions I've asked other project managers in regards to their closed projects:
- What were the biggest headaches with the project you supported?
- If you could do it again, what aspects would you change?
- How did you deal with team members that stopped communicating?
- How much did planning help with the project?
- What last minute surprises occurred that threw you off guard?
- What were some great outcomes of the project?
As a budding artist, stumbling across The Passion Project by Andre'D. Wagner is thoroughly inspiring.
Look through it and feel the creativity flow through your veins as you dive into Andre' D. Wagner's passion.
"Living a life with passion will change your surroundings and the people that are in your life. Living a life with passion will organically mainfest as greatness in the things you are called to do and the people you meet. It will demand people around you to be and do their best and the energy will multiply tenfold. So, I guess the only thing I want in return from you, is for you to live harder, to work harder, to love harder, give harder...and to pursue your passion!"
- Andre' D. Wagner