Business Excellence Skillnet


Business Excellence Skillnet

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DATES: 19th December  2013

TIME:  9. 00 am – 4.30pm

COST:  €180.00 per member / €240 non member

LOCATION: Radisson Hotel Ennis Road Limerick

Programme Overview

The Managing Risk Workshop is a 1-day intensive practical course designed to introduce delegates to the concepts of managing risk. The course uses a practical process to

- Identify
- Analyse
- Quantify
- Prioritise
- Respond to
- and Manage and Control

Delegates can then take this process and apply it to their own specific projects


Programme Objectives


On completion of this course, delegates will be able to apply the principles and process to their own projects and thus be better able to deliver the desired outputs and business benefits. The delegates will be able to:

• Understand risk and its potential effects

• Identify the process to follow on their own project

• Understand who should partake in the risk process

• Identify individual risks on their specific project

• Formulate responses for the high priority risks

• Construct a Risk Management Plan

Programme Content

Introduction to Risk ManagementDefining and categorising risk
Types of risk
The components of risk management
The people involvedThe Risk Management PlanDefining the project from a risk management perspective
Planning the Risk Management Strategy
Defining Objectives and Deliverables
The Risk BudgetIdentifying Project RiskInputs to identification
Tools and Techniques
DocumentationAnalysing Project RiskRisk Probability approaches
Qualitative versus Quantitative approach
Impact analysis
Tools and Techniques
Prioritising the RiskResponsesThreats and Opportunities
Response strategies
MitigationManagement and ControlRisk Response control
Risk evaluation
Contingency plans and workarounds


Trainer Profile Qualification & Relevant Experience

Catherine Hutton, Manager - Training Services, Trigraph Professional Training, 12 Lower Hatch St. Dublin 2

Trainer Profile: Sean McEvoy

Academic Achievement:

·        BAI (Engineering and Computer Science), Trinity College, Dublin

·        BA (Economics), Trinity College, Dublin

Other Qualifications:

·        Certified PRINCE2® Practitioner

·        Approved PRINCE2® Trainer

·        Certified PMP Practitioner

·        Approved PMP Trainer

·        Certified Management of Risk Practitioner

·        Approved Management of Risk Trainer

·        Certified Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner

·        Numerous other technical qualifications including MS Project


Management Experience

Board Level Strategic Development

Director of Technology

Chief Information Officer

Programme Manager

Project Manager

Software Development Manager

Localisation Manager


Transferable Skills

Board Level communication

Technical Level communication

Strategic planning

Project planning, management and execution

Project reviews and audits

Product management and Business Needs analysis

Budget setting, monitoring and adjustment

Team building and development


Procurement management and 3rd party supplier management

Change Management

Risk Management



Programme / Project / Change Manager since 1992 in Ireland, UK, Europe and US on projects in both public (National and Local Government) and private sector areas:

·        Sun Microsystems (set up world-wide programme management office, defined programme processes and rolled out process change and training world-wide)

·        NTMA (consultant on setting up a programme office in their development area)

·        NHS Agenda for Change initiative (project manager, consultant and trainer)

·        NHS Patient Records system (project manager on supplier side)

·        NHS Central (planning consultant for team restructuring one Trust area)

·        Motorola (designed and delivered project management training worldwide)

·        Eircom broadband (business owner for Customer Provisioning system involving process definition, tendering, 3rd party management and roll-out)

·        Eircom Transformation Programme (project manager of customer satisfaction project)

·        QQAI merger programme (consultant, trainer and facilitator)



Target Audience


This course is primarily aimed at people who will be responsible for Risk Management on their specific project. It is also suitable for those who manage or oversee project resources, including project sponsors, team leaders, project leaders and project co-ordinators and would also be of benefit to other project stakeholders.

A basic understanding / exposure to project management principles is an advantage.




The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.



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We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria

Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills



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