Month: April 2016

Completion of the 6th PMI-RMP® online Prep course March-April 2016 is a fact!

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The successful completion of the 6th PMI-RMP® – Risk Management Professional online prep course is a fact.

The 7 participants located in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Nicosia (Cyprus), Athens (Greece), Kosovo (Serbia) and Naples (Italy) ,after hard work and a number of workshops managed to gain deep knowledge concerning Risk Management but also to be fully prepared for the PMI-RMP exam according to the PMI®standards.

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But the preparation and support doesn’t stops here. For the following weeks, the participants will receive a lot of study material and mock tests through the asynchronous training platform of Human Asset Group Company in order to be successfully prepared for the PMI-RMP exam and acquire the certification.

Read what some of the participants have comment about their experience:

Anastasios Stratis Military engineer, MSc, NATO Hq Staff Officer in Naples, Italy: “As a Military Engineer, Risk Management is a daily routine, so it was time to enrich my knowledge by studying the theory behind the process. My choice was Human Assets’ online PMI-RMP preparation course. After having completed this circle, I would like to express my gratitude to the instructor Mr Athanasios Fourtounas. He managed the course motivating the participants, presenting the subject with key point details and simultaneously orientating us to the exams procedure. I would definitely recommend the course. Very fruitful experience! “

Petros Antoniou MSc, PMP, EUR ING, Project Management Team at Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Est.: “Thanasis was the professor of RMP – online seminar. Despite the difficulties of an online seminar ; Thanasis managed to make the virtual team, feel like they are following the seminar from a class.He was a truly “gate keeper” of his project. I would like to thank him and for sure I will stay in touch with Thanasi & not only until my exam date.”

Panagiotis KasimatisChemical/Process Engineer: I selected to attend the online coursers for the the PMI-RMP certification as Risk Management is an integral part of our lives. We face uncertainties all the time and hence this course is the appropriate tool to address them. Most of the content of the course is just pure logic, but the seminar is so well organised that enables the participants to put their experiential knowledge in order and set a structured and effective approach to face every single problem. That, though, would not be possible without the appropriate guidance. Athanasios’ huge knowledge of Risk Management along with his friendly personality and way of teaching are factors of utmost importance. His lectures are based on slides presenting the actual theory, while showing them in action through examples from actual life. Furthermore, there is the ability to test your knowledge through small ungraded tests after finishing each section as well as mock test to help you prepare for the final exam. All in all, the online course and Athanasios really met my expectations and I will definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in that field”

Dimitrios Fengaros, HSE Manager Spiecapag-Aktor S.A. TAP Project.: ” I had the opportunity to attend the online PMI-RMP – Human Asset course with Mr. Athanasios Fourtounas as instructor from March to April 2016. The level of the training was very high, the knowledge of the Risk Management Procedures was very high also. Mr. Fourtounas passion about RM it is easy to find in the extra information, books, examples etc. that he can provide to his students. Very good communication skills. With his teaching ability I understand better and deeper the process of RM.”

Trantafillos Giouzelidis, Army Officer, HQ of KFOR, Kosovo: ” I truly believe the interned-based training classes are useful and well-planned.I liked the way the material was presented and the information provided. The seminar was greatly presented by Thanasis and kept interest for the three hour periods.I was also amazed by Thanasis’ deep knowledge of the subjects.He did an excellent job. I highly recommend this seminar. Thumbs up!!!”

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Νέο εξ’ αποστάσεως σεμινάριο Risk Management της Human Asset στις 31 Μαίου 2016

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Το 7º  εξ’ αποστάσεως σεμινάριο Risk Management μέσω της πλατφόρμας της Human Asset είναι γεγονός και ξεκινάει την Τρίτη 31 Μαίου 2016. Η υλοποίηση του πραγματοποιείται σε 9 συναντήσεις 4 εκπαιδευτικών ωρών μέσω σύγχρονης πλατφόρμας τηλεκπαίδευσης κάθε Τρίτη και Πέμπτη από 19:30 μέχρι 22:30 (ώρα Ελλάδος).

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Η ομάδα έχει σχεδόν συμπληρωθεί και απομένουν 2 ελεύθερες θέσεις!


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Το σεμινάριο προσφέρει 20 PDUs για όσους κατέχουν πιστοποίηση PMP.

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Deadly Sins of Risk Identification

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A great percentage of all risks can be eliminated or greatly mitigated through basic risk management tactics.


Below are a number of sins of Risk Identification with appropriate links:

  1. Risks are not identified early when it is less expensive to address (Proactive Risk Management and Key Risk Indicators)
  2. Risks are not identified in an iterative fashion (Free Presentation)
  3. Risk are not identified with appropriate stakeholders. (Stakeholder engagement and Risk Management! & “Stakeholder Register”)
  4. Risk are not identified using a combination of risk identification techniques  (Identify Risks (Threats & Opportunities)
  5. Risks are not captured in one location (The risks when workplace automation replaces humans  & Procurements and Risk)
  6. Risks are not visible and easily accessible (A strong connection of Assumptions, Constrains and Risk Management)
  7. Risks are not captured in a consistent format (e.g., Cause -> Risk -> Impact) (Cause – Risk – Effect Format in Identify Risks)

After reviewing this article try to refine the risk identification strategy of your current or upcoming projects. Then perform the appropriate changes in your Risk Management Plan!

Check out also:

a. Newsletter for Risk Management in Projects Preparation Seminar Μάιος 2016

b. Opinions of participants 

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Stakeholder engagement and Risk Management!

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Risk management can be one of the most challenging knowledge areas during a project so as to implement it successfully.

As written in one of his article, there are many ways in which a project team can fail to receive all the benefits of an effective risk management. Even when risks are being appropriately identified and analyzed, the effective risk response development and the proper implementation of planning is a frequent point of failure due to the inexperience or the lack of engagement from upper management.

There are multiple dependencies between project management knowledge areas and especially with risk management. If your team does not sufficiently define and decompose scope, it cripples their ability to thoroughly identify risks using a bottom-up approach. So start Identify Risk process when you start to compose the WBS and do not finish it until WBS is finished. Moreover, consider the Risks that are “hidden” between Product scope and Project Scope (see the case study of “In Tiempo Towers)!


Furthermore, another critical dependency that usually is overlooked is between stakeholder engagement and the communication about responses to risks (threats and opportunities). We don’t identify, analyze & communicate risks just because they matter to us. We need them to matter to our key stakeholders and especially to those who we’ve identified as risk response owners. So here is the dependency with Stakeholders Management and building a proper “Stakeholder Register” from the beginning.

Let’s assume you haven’t identified all key stakeholders nor engaged them by providing an overview of the project and taking the time to gauge their level of interest and influence. When risk identification has been completed, through the subsequent analysis you realize that the right response owner for one of the critical risks happens to be a stakeholder who you have never met or speak (see a relevant video)!


If your very first interaction with that stakeholder is to ask for their support in responding to some risks on a project that they’ve no familiarity with, how successful do you think you will be at getting their buy-in? Without having a good understanding of what’s important to them or what their desired communication style is, even if they are aware of you project, the risks and how they are being communicated might not generate the true sense of urgency which you are looking for.

This is not to say that you must wait until all stakeholders have been identified, engaged and analyzed before commencing risk management activities. Like most project management practices, risk management is iterative – it’s perfectly fine to do a high-level risk assessment with your core team in the early days of a project before you’ve met with all key stakeholders. But ensure that stakeholder engagement ranks high on the list of prerequisites for conducting a detailed risk identification and analysis session – ignore this and you can safely add stakeholders as a key source of risk to your project!

Check out also:

a. Beginning of the 6th PMI-RMP® online Prep course March-April 2016

b. Opinions of participants 

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