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Target Audience: Postgraduate Research Students
This two-part series of online training webinars aims to provide participants with tools and techniques to proactively identify and respond to risks within their own project environment. Uncertainty is inherent in any type of project, particularly so within research, making it difficult to plan. This uncertainty is called risk.
The first session focuses on considering and addressing risks and uncertainty at the very initial planning stages and using all of the Project Planning artefacts (introduced in other webinars) as methods of identifying potential threats or opportunities. It also introduces new techniques to unearth problems proactively in advance of them occurring. Discussion around what constitutes a "good" risk is essential to understand if subsequent assessment and response is to be effective. This approach ensures evidence-based planning of risks and risk responses.
This second and final webinar in the series takes the risks identified in Part 1 and gives methods to assess their likelihood and impact allowing focus on the most serious potential issues. It then discusses methods of proactively responding to these risks in advance rather than reactively during project execution when the focus should be on the work itself. Finally, this online session considers – for risks that cannot be addressed (or the "unknown unknowns") – how much time or budget should reasonably be held in reserve as contingency. This approach ensures evidence-based planning of risks and risk responses.
This online course also offers the opportunity to apply all the tools and techniques to participants' own individual projects. By the end of both 2hr webinars participants will have:
- Learned various techniques for identifying sources of potential issues and risks in their projects
- Understood what makes a well-formatted risk
- Begun to populate a risk register for their own project
- Considered methods for assessing the likelihood and impact of project risks
- Learned methods for dealing with unacceptable risks proactively
- Been shown how to calculate and integrate contingency into their plans for acceptable risks
- Applied the techniques shown to a risk register for their own project
Delivered By: Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd
PrerequisitesParticipants must attend both sessions. f you are unable to attend a course please cancel your place as soon as possible, with at least 3 working days notice via the online booking system http://bookings.strath.ac.uk/mybookings.asp. Full details of booking conditions can be found at the link below:
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PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development
All postgraduate research students are eligible to access the Researcher Development Programme workshops. This workshop can contribute towards the PG Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD).
You can find credit and class information in the Researcher Development Programme Handbook and in NEPTUNE (Engineering, HaSS) or SPIDER (Science).
Please check with your department or Supervisor to confirm if you are enrolled on the PG Cert RPD and how many credits you are expected to achieve if you are unsure.