Control Risk and Avoid Failure in Organisational Projects

Success is not a matter of luck…

Control Risk and Avoid Failure in Organisational Projects

Business and organisational change is all pervasive and
the cost of failure is increasing all the time.


Projects are an essential way of doing business and creating value in all sectors of our economy.
Yet even if you understand the basics of project management, there are many pitfalls for project managers.
If only you could predict the points of failure and take measured action…

… well, you can.

“Mike was an excellent presenter.
Really good seminar and took away loads of ideas”
Debra Fletcher, Commercial and Supply Chain Manager, Astra Zeneca

The principles of project risk management are simple, but there are tools, techniques and checklists
that can really help you to anticipate and manage your risks.  In this fast-paced presentation,
you will learn a powerful process and come away with a bag-full of practical resources that you can
put to work immediately.

“Excellent presentation.  I have been in management for over 30 years but
this seminar gave me an understanding of modern terminology and processes.”
Alan Ellicott, Kodit Database Ltd

Based on 13 years of project management in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and
twelve years of training and coaching project managers; Mike Clayton, author of “Risk Happens!
Managing risk and avoiding failure in business projects” combines his practical experience
with robust methodology to show you how to:

  • Recognise the prime causes of project failure
  • Anticipate the risks to your project
  • Design a risk management plan to control your risks
  • Manage and oversee risk performance during project delivery
  • Take account of the human factors in risk management

Whatever your role in project management – whether as a project Board or Steering Group
member, project director or sponsor, project manager, risk manager, or a member of a project team,
Control Risk and Avoid Failure in Organisational Projects will help you to ensure timely delivery of
a successful project, within your budget.

“I thought Mike, the presenter, was excellent.
He had my attention, made it very interesting and I learnt a lot.
He gave a lot to take away to put into practice.”
Audience member, London Borough of Sutton

Understanding risk is an essential managerial skill.  Applying these techniques, and understanding
the psychology of risk will give you an advantage over peers and enable your organisation to deliver
more to your customers, service-users and stakeholder with the limited resources you have.
The methodology in this seminar is entirely compatible with all project management systems,
including PRINCE2, and with the guidance issued by the Association for Project Management
(APM) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Control Risk and Avoid Failure in Organisational Projects – because shift happens!
If risk management is not at the heart of your plan, then you are dancing with disaster.


In Control Risk and Avoid Failure in Organisational Projects, you will learn …

  • Why projects fail
  • How to assess projects for implementation or rejection
  • How to plan out risk
  • The four-step risk management process for all projects
  • Six systematic ways to spot risks
  • The role of stakeholders in failure or success
  • The project managers ultimate risk management tool
  • How to evaluate your risks
  • Why likelihood is so problematic
  • What psychological biases affect risk assessment
  • Different ways to prioritise and score risks
  • The six fundamental risk management strategies – and how to apply them
  • How to keep on top of risks during implementation
  • The major warning signs of imminent risk
  • The SCOPE process for handling problems
  • Ways to “crash the timeline” when things go wrong
  • How to crystallise the lessons from your completed project


Corrie Ten Boom said:

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow.
It empties today of its strength!”

Don’t let fear of failure or the threat of over-runs paralyse you.
Join this seminar and learn how you can take control and get the successes you want.

Who should join in…

  • Project Managers
  • Project Directors or Sponsors, or Senior Responsible Owners
  • Project Board members
  • Business owners, Charity trustees
  • Senior executives
  • Project team members and risk managers
  • Consultants and business advisors