Month: April 2019

Pearson VUE to replace Prometric for all PMI exams!

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For the last several decades the Project Management Institute (PMI)® has been using Prometric for its exams. If you wanted to pass a PMI exam then, in most cases, you needed to do so at a Prometric testing center.

This week, PMI® announced that beginning July 1st 2019 it is moving to Pearson VUE for all its certification examinations worldwide (except for China).

Read more on:

https://www.project-management-prepcast.com/free/pmp-exam/articles/1074-pearson-vue-to-replace-prometric-for-all-pmi-exams

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Risk Management Workshop for the Executive MBA 2nd year students of Sheffield University for a 2nd year!

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‘Risk Management: A way to avoid Crisis Management and Management of Losses’ was the title of  the workshop conducted in 2 groups in Thessaloniki on 15th and 16th of April 2019. The workshop was conducted for a 2nd year in a row and was addressed to 121 Executive MBA 2nd year students of Sheffield University from 11 countries (Bulgaria, Romania Ukraine, Italy, Georgia, Serbia, Armenia, FYROM, Greece, Kosovo and Albania) that visited Thessaloniki for a week. Due to the large number of participants the workshop was conducted in 2 groups.

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The current business climate is increasingly uncertain and companies need their employees to be competent, efficient and knowledgeable when it comes to managing Opportunities and Threats. Every employee need to ensure he or she is up-to-date on international standards and best practice required to effectively mitigate threats and capitalise on opportunities to save company’s time and money.

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During our workshop, participants were familiarized with all the processes of Risk Management during a Project through a detailed and realistic scenario.

First, we read and analyzed our Project Charter:

 

 

As a second step, the participants were separated into teams and started to Identify the Stakeholders of the Project:

 

 

Next step was the composition of our Risk Management Plan which was followed by the Identification of Opportunities and Threats of the Project. The workshop teams have used the appropriate Risk templates inside the classroom and fill them in with post-its after agruements regarding the nature of each Risk:

 

 


Afterwards, we discussed about the Analysis of the Identified Risks through Qualitative methods so as to prioritize Opportunities and Threats:

 

 


Our last actions were the Identification of Risk Responses and how we will Monitor our Risks during the execution of the project:

 

 

 

 

The smiling faces at the end of the workshops are the evidence that objective was accomplished and knowledge was gained!

 

 

See you next year with less Threats and more Opportunities!!!

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Note: “PMI”, “PMP”, and “PMBOK Guide” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Νέο σεμινάριο Refresh Risk Management της Human Asset στις 12 Ιουνίου 2019

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Το 3º εξ’ αποστάσεως σεμινάριο Refresh Risk Management μέσω της πλατφόρμας της Human Asset είναι γεγονός και ξεκινάει την Τετάρτη 12 Ιουνίου 2019.

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Το σεμινάριο αφορά μαθητές που έχουν παρακολουθήσει το ολοκληρωμένο σεμινάριο Risk Management της Human Asset με το PMBOK 5th ή 6th edition και επιθυμούν να δώσουν εξετάσεις μετά και την αλλαγή της ύλης των εξετάσεων της πιστοποίησης PMI-RMP που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 26 Μαρτίου 2018!

Η υλοποίηση του πραγματοποιείται σε 2 συναντήσεις των 4 εκπαιδευτικών ωρών μέσω σύγχρονης πλατφόρμας τηλεκπαίδευσης την Τετάρτη 12 Ιουνίου 2019 και την Τετάρτη 26 Ιουνίου 2019 από 19:30 μέχρι 22:30 (ώρα Ελλάδος).

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Λεπτομέρειες για το πρόγραμμα:

Ανάλυση των αλλαγών που πραγματοποιήθηκαν με βάση το PMBOK 6th edition. Το Α’ μέρος (12 Ιουνίου) περιλαμβάνει τα process Stakeholders, Risk Management Plan και Identify Risks ενώ το Β’  μέρος (26 Ιουνίου) περιλαμβάνει τα 2 process του Risk Analysis, Risk Responses και Control Risks. 

    Εικόνα2   Σκοπός/στόχος είναι να συζητήσουμε για τα σημαντικότερα σημεία κάθε process, να λύσουμε κάποιες χαρακτηριστικές ασκήσεις εξετάσεων, να συζητήσουμε απορίες και να σχολιάσουμε Lessons Learned από τους φίλους που ήδη απέκτησαν την πιστοποίηση. Επιπρόσθετα, σε κάθε ένα από τα παραπάνω process, θα χρησιμοποιηθούν Case Studies για καλύτερη κατανόηση της θεωρίας αλλά και του πνεύματος της εξέτασης.

Πέρα από τις παρουσιάσεις, οι συμμετέχοντες θα λάβουν επιπλέον υλικό (LL, άρθρα, βίντεο κ.α.) με κύριο στόχο να έχουν την δυνατότητα να δώσουν τις εξετάσεις μέχρι τέλη Σεπτεμβρίου 2019 ή μέσα Οκτωβρίου 2019!

      Η τιμή συμμετοχής είναι 100 ευρώ και για όσους χρειάζονται τυχόν PDUs, θα λάβουν αντίστοιχα 5 PDUs.

Επωφεληθείτε από την έκπτωση 10% αν κλείσετε θέση μέχρι τις 10 Μαΐου 2019

Η ομάδα έχει αρχίσει να συμπληρώνεται και οι θέσεις είναι περιορισμένες για καλύτερη ποιότητα του προγράμματος. 

Εισηγητής: Αθανάσιος Φουρτούνας, at.fourtounas@gmail.com 

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Δείτε τι είπαν οι συμμετέχοντες στα προηγούμενα 2 Refresh Risk Management Seminar:

Σχόλια 1ου Refresh Risk Management Seminar Νοέμβριος 2017

Σχόλια 2ου Refresh Risk Management Seminar Ιανουάριος 2018

Δείτε τι είπαν παλιότεροι συμμετέχοντες σε σεμινάρια μας:

Σχόλια Συμμετεχόντων

 

* PMP, PMI, PMI-RMP and PMBOK Guide are registered trademarks of Project Management Institute, Inc

Risk Management Unit (2nd part) for 3rd-year students of Sheffield University

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On the 12th, 13th and 15th of April undergraduate students (3rd level) from the Business Administration and Economics Department attended the second part of the Risk Management Unit, led by Mr. Athanasios Fourtounas, Trainer, Economist and Director of Logistics in JLSG NATO (Italy).

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Mr. Athanasios Fourtounas with 3rd level business students

During the three-day part topics discussed included. Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis, Plan Risk Responses and Monitor and Control Risks.

Continuing our Risk workshop, students worked on teams so as to produce products regarding Risk Analysis and Risk Responses

Moreover, the first two teams of the students presented their assignments on a Stakeholders Case study about the “Construction of the Algerian highway” and an Identify Risks Case Study about the “Construction of Opera House in Sydney”.

 

The Risk Management unit concluded with a guest lecture by Mr Dimitrios Zaires, an SME of Supplychains and Logistics who currently working for NATO. The speaker presented how Risk Management is applied in Supplychains and Logistic companies. Students had the opportunity to see how risk management works the real world and gain valuable insights.

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Guest lecture by Mr Zaires Dimitrios

The course will be concluded on 31st of May where the last 2 groups will present their assignments as well as all the class will submit their final assignment regarding Plan Risk Management

 

Guest Speaker for Risk Management students of Sheffield

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It is my pleasure to welcome a dear colleague and a former student of mine, Mr. Dimitrios Zaires as a guest speaker, in my class regarding Project Risk Management, on Monday, 15th of April. Mr. Zaires will elaborate with the 3rd level, Management Track students of Sheffield University about the risks in Supply Chains and how Supply Chain companies are exploiting the opportunities as well as avoiding the threats in nowadays.

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Beginning of the 13th PMI-RMP® online Prep course March 2019 is a fact!

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Participants, located in 4 different countries (Greece, Belgium, China & Afganistan ), are gaining deep knowledge concerning Risk Management but also are starting to prepare for the PMI-RMP exam according to the PMI® standards. The seminar will be concluded after 8 training sessions through Human Asset’s Group company synchronous training platform.

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But the preparation and support don’t stop here. For the following weeks after the completion of the course, 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 before September 2019!

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If you want to learn more about “Risk Management”, get informed for our new Risk Management courses at:

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Read here what previous participants have said about their experience

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Note: “PMI”, “PMP”, and “PMBOK Guide” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.