Course Description

As projects become more complex, the challenges for executive decision-makers become greater. Discuss why current risk management practices can be ineffective. Explore practices for handling risk in your projects and determining who is responsible for doing it. Also learn how to prevent the risks you can avoid and minimize the ones that you can’t.

Formerly: BMC 320 - Risk Navigation: Strategies for Major Capital Projects. Students who completed BMC 320 are exempt from taking BMC 345 Managing Risk in Projects.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  1. Define and assess cross-functional capabilities required for effective risk management
  2. Identify new project risks as they arise or evolve through each project life cycle stage
  3. Apply proactive and practical risk mitigation techniques


Topics of Instruction

  • Risk overview: elements of risk and risk management techniques
  • Risks through each project stage gate
  • How schedule drives risk 
  • Improving project outcomes
  • Risk mitigation tools and practices
  • Allocating risk
  • Team risk management

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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May 05, 2020 to Jun 08, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $585.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: PMBOK® Guide  
Edition: 6
Authors: PMI
Publisher: PMI
ISBN: 978-1-62825-382-5

The University of Calgary Bookstore: https://www.calgarybookstore.ca/

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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