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You met with the entire project team, many of whom worked together during the RFP process. You introduced yourself and reviewed the project scope, deliverables, and schedule. You brought up project risk management and noticed questioning looks in their eyes. You realized that project risk management means different things to different people.

What does project risk management mean in the context of project management? Use the materials at your disposal, and PMBOK, to describe project risk management as a component of the project management process

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Risk Management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events. Risks can come from uncertainty in financial markets, project failures, legal liabilities, credit risk, accidents, natural causes and disasters as well as deliberate attacks from an adversary. Several risk management standards have been developed including the Project Management Institute, the National Institute of Science and Technology, actuarial societies, and ISO standards. Methods, definitions and goals vary widely according to whether the risk ...

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The solution examines project risk management processes. The expert uses PMBOK to describe the risk management as a component of the project management process.

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(1) For your selected project, complete the following:
1. Develop the work breakdown structure for one aspect of the project.
2. Identify the resource requirements.
3. Select the rates associated with the resources.
4. Using analogous estimating, parametric modeling, or bottom-up estimating provide a cost estimate for the work identified

(2) Characterize the relationship between budgeting and risk analysis. Determine the different types of resources that require planning
Part #5
1. Per Deming, "Quality is everyone's responsibility," what is strategic quality management and how does it impact the project environment?

2. Define the six quality management concepts that support projects and explain their impact on project management.

3. Write a brief essay in which you describe the use of the following seven quality tools:
1. Flowcharts
2. Check sheets
3. Histograms
4. Cause-and-effect analysis
5. Pareto analysis
6. Scatter diagrams
7. Control charts

(4) 1. How should the cost of quality be factored in to the project budget process?
2. Describe impact of quality initiatives on the project schedule?
Part # 6
(1) Write a brief essay describing how checklists, flowcharts, and interviews are used to identify risks.

(2) 2. Define the inputs to risk identification. What tools and techniques will need to be implemented on the project to ensure that adequate input is received?
3. Identify the potential risks, which can affect your selected project. Will you use avoidance, transference, mitigation, or acceptance to deal with these?

(3) Prepare an outline for a risk management plan for your project.

(4) 1. What types of risk have the most potential impact on your organization?
2. Is risk management an accepted part of project management efforts in your organization? If it is not, what should you do to highlight its importance?

Part # 7
(1) 1. Describe how purchasing relates to the work breakdown structure (WBS).
2. Why should the project team consider market conditions?

(2) Develop a statement of work (SOW) for your project. Use sufficient detail to allow prospective sellers to determine if they can provide the item or service you require.

(3) Describe how make-or-buy analysis can be most effectively used?

(4) What legal issues need to be considered when releasing items for bid?

(5) Create a force field analysis for your project

(6) List the predictors for project success that apply to your environment.

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