MasterClass: Risk for Portfolio, Program, Project and PMO Leaders, Managers and Analysts - From unAware to Highly Capable...

'Book-ish' risk says "If I flip a coin p% is 50/50" REAL project risk is 95% Perception, Emotion, Judgement
Just 5% arithmetic
A course with the full 100%

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Risk MasterClass

  • Our in-depth masterclass contains 13 hours of video instructor-led guidance on techniques and tools
  • A companion to our Fast Track Risk - Crucial Competencies. Start there if all you need is structure start or return here if you need detailed 'How-To'
  • Both are Real-World oriented. Both use the same slides and same Guidance workbook to take you step-by-step through creating a Risk Management Strategy, Risk Aware teams, Risk inclusive Business Case, Backlogs and Baselines.
  • Deeper and broader than exam coverage but exam compatible.

If you facilitate risk management, manage risk in a project, program, portfolio (or even in operations) or have PMO oversight duties or you have an investment where you need others to be risk aware and competent this is the course for you over all others with a similar title.

Bold claim! why? Well every other course I know says a risk is event and outcome with probability and if we multiply them we get expected value. This course says "that is so naive as to be largely useless. What we need is to recognise the complexity of multiple causes, multiple consequences each seen differently by each stakeholder and be equal to people's self-interests, to risk sharing contract types, to integrating provision for issues (sic) into the baseline of day to day activities and final investment appraisal across mixed predictive and adaptive, iterative development methods in matched to what ever our industry's norms are from nuclear to food and pharma, software, defence, petrochemicals etc"

Project participants and PMO staff with Risk Oversight roles facilitating or managing the risk process and investors owning the risks need to know the blend of roles, procedures, techniques and tools and "what to watch-out-for". This course covers it with greater insight, depth and breadth.

The 'standard texts (PMBoK-G, PRINCE2, MoR etc) just don't cover it. Their authors copy each other. Once one got side tracked and forgot to tell us (if the ever really knew) HOW to do the Risk management job in the messy reality of a day-job so all the others followed with the same shallow advice. Somewhere they got confused into thinking that numbers are significant. Mostly they aren't (but always people are) - Watch the intro video to get deeper exposure to better perspectives than the mainstream majority textbooks just repeat parrot fashion without thinking "how do we get better?"

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  Module 12: Summary of Journey So Far and Now A Change of Direction M:12 v109, s116-118, 8mins
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  Module 16: Planning Risk Management M:16, v141, s154-156, 9mins
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  Module 17: Course Summary and Conclusions M:17, v142, s157-158, 6mins
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This course will be available as eLearning in Q1 2019

In the mean time... book an in-house instructor led event or register interest in an open public course
please call +44 (0) 84 52 57 57 07 or email [email protected]

Your Instructor

Simon Harris
Simon Harris


I'm Simon, I've been using Complex Adaptive Systems and Agile concepts in IT and non-IT settings for a decade or more, doing projects for 30+ years and teaching project management for 20-plus.

I live in Edinburgh Scotland with my wife and two adult kids

Im a member of the Outcome Delivery Network sharing new, holistic thinking on achieving project success. I run an AXELOS "Accredited Training Organisation" which means I can book you onto their PRINCE2 and PRINCE2Agile exams for @Home exams anytime - Exam Booking details

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

Start is as soon as you're enrolled. End may be never, otherwise it is at th eend of the period in which you decide to end your subscription.

How long do I have access to the course?

Subscriptions run for one month or one year and roll-over automtically until you've had as much access as you need and stop them

Outright purchases last forever

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy so we offer plenty of "try-before-you-buy" free access materials.

An important part of passing exam credential courses, particularly eLearning ones is that you make the personal commitment. We ask you to only buy when you've made your decision. Then know we and you are both fully focused on your success from then on.

We do not offer money back options because when you sign-up with "well I can always change my mind" as your justification there is a weakening to the resolve that is necessary for success - That is not in your best interest if you are to swiftly progress and pass exams.

Other provider's "Money back" guarantees are a way of appearing to reducing 'purchasing risk' by seemingg to to transfer the impact from you to them BUT...

They are common because they use the psychology of regret that recognises you can't get your time back AND asking for a refund implies telling your self "I made a bad choice".

Both reinforce a "I would not have chosen if i knew then what i know now BUT I'll keep going because now it will be a hassle to start again." The likely outcome is your involvement drags on you, progress is slow and may halt entirely.

So please enjoy the free-access materials and confirm we are a good fit and then make your commitment.

Ultimately if you've a genuine reason that is not simply trying to game-the-system then talk to us - we are people too, and we try to be reasonable.

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P.S. maybe you'd like to do our risk management masterclass companion to our Fast-Track risk course. (Both are included in our £5 bundle subscription.) I'm confident no-one else's project risk management has the content ours does. Others pretend risk is impact times probability of a single event single outcome chain. Niave in the extreme but common in text books.