Structring Projects for Success

Structuring Projects For Success: Dealing with Project Uncertainty

All project plans, no matter how well prepared contain uncertainty which represents risk to the project objectives. Understanding and confronting project risk will help ensure achievement of the project objectives which is essential for a successful project. In this workshop the concepts of risk will be explored and then linked into project management. You will be introduced to the tools and techniques for identifying and assessing project risk factors. Through the use of qualitative methods, you'll learn how to prioritize risks and determine their potential impact on the project objectives. Interactive case studies will be employed to demonstrate the application of the presented tools and techniques. A section of the workshop will be devoted to addressing typical organizational obstacles to adopting risk management practices.

(This is part of the Project Management Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)

What You Will Learn


Structuring Projects For Success: Dealing with Project Uncertainty

The Organization

The Structure

The Culture


The Project Manager


The System


Project Governance

Project Initiation

Execution and Control

Project Closure



Commitment to Core Principles



The Quantitative Basis

Quantitative Communication

Quantitative Objectives

Setting the Expectation For the Quantitative Basis


The Tracking Meeting



Tracking Meeting Inputs

Tracking Meeting Outputs

Managing By Milestones

Action Item Log

Identifying and Managing to the Top 3 Issues

The Pulse of the Project



Basis For Project Accountability

Use of Escalation


Project Uncertainty

Project Plan Uncertainty: Scope

Sources of Scope Based Uncertainty

Sources of Schedule

Plan Review


Structuring Projects for Success: The Path Forward Initiative

Project Management Process Assessment

Organizational Cultural and Behavioral Assessment

Project Manager Qualities Assessment


Case Statements/Studies


Project Management Plan Documents


Instructor Bios


Structuring Projects For Success: Dealing with Project Uncertainty

  • Rob Cimini

    Rob Cimini

    Rob Cimini is a Principal Consultant with Pinnacle Project Source. Rob has 18 years of experience in managing projects over a diverse industrial base as well as implementing project management systems in organizations. He is a certified project management professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.

9:00am - 3:30pm
Portsmouth/Pease, 119 International Drive
Rob Cimini
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount