4.9 RISK MANAGEMENT TRAINING
A successful management program depends, to a large extent, on the level of
risk management training the PMO members and the functional area experts
receive. The training will prepare them for critical tasks, such as risk
assessments. DoD schools offer some risk-management training; however, PMs
will need to organize and conduct principal training for the program office. A
three-part framework for training covers program-specific risk management
issues, general structure and process, and techniques.
(1) The program-specific training should ensure that everyone has a common
vision. It should cover the acquisition strategy, the companion risk
management plan, the PMís risk-management structure and associated
responsibilities, and the MIS.
(2) The following topics provide a starting point for general training
syllabus development. The final syllabus should be tailored to meet the
programís specific needs. Table
4-3 provides a list of references that will be useful in developing the
syllabus and lesson plans.
- Concept of Risk,
- Risk Planning,
- Risk Identification,
- Risk Analysis (as applicable),
- Risk Handling, and
- Risk Monitoring.
(3) The third area of training concerns risk-management techniques,
concentrating on the techniques the PMO plans to employ. The training should
focus on how to use the techniques and should include examples of their use.
Chapter 5, Risk
Management Techniques, of this Guide provides a starting
point. It contains a general discussion of a set of techniques that address
all elements of the risk management process. The discussion of each technique
contains a list of references that provide a more in-depth description of the
technique. The set of techniques is not exhaustive and the program office
should add to the list, if necessary.