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Risk Management in Development Projects

Inter-American Development Bank via edX

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Overview

Project teams usually spend a large portion of their time solving problems instead of preventing them. Project risk management seeks to preemptively manage positive and negative events that may affect a project so as to improve its chance of success.

What will you be able to do by the end of the course?
  1. Identify risks in scenarios of uncertainty
  2. Determine who can help you
  3. Understand how to manage risks in settings with limited resources
  4. Develop risk response strategies
  5. Monitor and update risks throughout the life of the project 
Who is this course for?
  • Project managers or supervisors
  • Project team members
  • Funders and financiers
  • Public officials from national, subnational, and municipal entities
  • Professionals from different fields who help develop and execute projects
  • Professionals Interested in risk management in development projects
By taking this course you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with other participants. There will be a case study through which you will be able to apply best risk-management practices to a project and you will also carry out practical exercises that will help you understand key concepts.

Course content is based on the Inter-American Development Bank’s risk management methodology, which is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition, 2017, of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has authorized the INDES, a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), to grant 30 professional development units (PDUs) if you receive the certificate for this course.

Taught by

Vanessa Sayos del Castillo, Santiago Fretes and Allan Quijano

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