Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology, Second Edition - David Hillson, Peter Simon
Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology, Second Edition - David Hillson, Peter Simon

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©2012, 7” x 10” softcover, 258 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-366-4
Product Code B664

By David Hillson and Peter Simon

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This second edition of the book reflects the authors’ work to continually improve upon the model and to apply the methodology to a broader range of issues. The book includes:

  • An entirely new chapter on managing risk in programs, which is an important dimension in today’s world of ever more complex initiatives
  • Updated material and methodology more closely aligned with relevant international standards
  • Emphasis on minimizing the threats and maximizing the opportunities to optimize achievement of your project goals

Based on sound principles and best practices, this book guides any member of the project management team in conducting risk management in a real-world environment.

Part I: The Problem • The Challenge of Managing Risk • Making it Work • Active Threat and Opportunity Management — The ATOM Risk Process • Part II: Applying ATOM to a Typical Project • Start at the Beginning (Initiation) • Exposing the Challenge (Identification) • Understand the Exposure (Assessment) • Options and Actions (Response Planning) • Spread the Word (Reporting) • Just Do It (Implementation) • Keeping it Alive (Major Reviews) • Ongoing Updates (Minor Reviews) • Learning from Experience (Post- Project Review) • Part III: Variations on a Theme • ATOM for Small Projects • ATOM for Large Projects • Simulating Possible Futures (Quantitative Analysis) • Managing Risk in Programs • Next Steps

About the Authors
Dr. David Hillson, PMI Fellow, FRSA, HonFAPM, FIRM, FCMI
, widely known as The Risk Doctor, is an international risk management consultant and the Director of Risk Doctor & Partners. He is a PMI Fellow and the recipient of the 2011 PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award.

Peter Simon, BSc, PMP, FAPM, is a Director of Lucidus Consulting Ltd. He has more than 30 years of experience as a project and program management consultant and practitioner across all industries and business sectors. He is a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and an Adjunct Professor at ESCP Business School – London.

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