Managing Risk Managing RISK: 5 Steps to Bring you More Value

When done right risk management of Capital Projects can significantly decrease schedule overruns and reduce costs. Managing risk is important.

CII benchmarking research shows that organizations using a formal process for managing risk see a 10.1% reduction in project schedule growthCII benchmarking research also shows that when the risk management process is initiated prior to project authorization, projects experience a 9.4% reduction in cost growth over projects that initiate the risk management process after project authorization and front end planning is complete.

Are you running Risk Assessment sessions for your projects today? Do you find you always identify the same risks early but continue to be surprised during the project by risks that weren’t identified early?

As a CII registered education provider, we have done substantial work helping organizations adopt and implement CII tools and processes to improve project delivery.  Our mandate is to help you dramatically improve the performance of your capital projects. A key part of implementing any new risk process is to gain relevant training.

Risk Management Principles and Practices

Join us November 1&2 Online, or December 5th in Toronto for a hands-on Risk Management Principles and Practices workshop.

During these sessions, Valency will present CII’s recommended 5-Step risk management process.  Through the extensive efforts of CII’s research teams, they have developed step-by-step processes, and supporting tools to help you realise value from your Risk Management efforts.  CII recommends a five step process for managing risk. We will take you through each step with hands-on exercises and practical examples.

Risk Management Process

CII’s Recommended Risk Management Process

  1. The first step is Risk Identification, where risks that may affect your project are identified and documented.

 

  1. The second step is Risk Assessment, where you complete an assessment of identified risks in terms of potential cost or schedule impact. With this information in hand, your project team can better prioritize the order in which they should respond to risks.

 

  1. The third step is Risk Analysis, which refers to techniques to perform quantitative risk analysis.

 

  1. The fourth step is developing risk responses, where your project team will determine the most appropriate response strategy and actions for each risk.

 

  1. And the final step in this iterative process is monitoring & controlling risk. Just like we monitor and control project cost and schedule throughout a project, this step involves reviewing progress on agreed-upon risk responses, reviewing changes in risk exposure, and identifying additional risk management actions that are required.

One of the key deliverables of taking part in a Risk Management workshop is sharing the results in a relevant and meaningful way.

When managing risk do you have a dashboard that can quickly communicate your top risks to Sr. Management?  A dashboard that continually updates your risks as you implement mitigative measures?

Valency’s Dynamic Risk Register

Along with CII recommended tips and processes we’ll introduce Valency’s dynamic Risk Register and dashboard reporting tool.  Valency’s Risk Register includes an automated checklist and Heat Map you can share with Senior Management to quickly update project status.

Risk Heat Map

Does your team understand how to assess the “value” of risk?

This is critical when prioritizing which risks need to be mitigated (it is usually too expensive to address all risks).  Valency’s Risk Register uses simple techniques to automatically assess and compare value of your identified risks. All  course participants will be given access to Valency’s Risk Register.

Whether you are starting from scratch or have existing tools you can use Valency’s Risk Register, Heat Map, and Risk Communication Dashboard to augment the tools you use now.

We hope to see you on November 1st and 2nd, or December 5th!

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Nell Van Walsum

Senior Consultant at Valency Inc
Nell van Walsum is a Certified PDRI Facilitator (English and French) and instructor for PDRI workshops with Valency. Her background includes over 21 years of project management experience. Previously, she was an Executive Team Member of an environmental consulting firm. She successfully led a team of over 100 technical scientists and engineers through business process analysis, strategic planning, and most importantly, the implementation of profitable strategies to meet corporate goals and objectives.

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