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Project Risk Management

Because even the best planned projects deal with uncertainty, managing risk is a key component of successful project design.

Starting with a brief review of project risk management concepts and processes, this course emphasizes practical solutions. You will learn how to identify the risks that threaten projects and develop a risk management plan.

7 PMI professional development units


Location: Online
Duration: 1 day
Tuition: $430
Can be applied to:
Project Management Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateSat, Dec 7, 2024
  • Sat, Dec 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
InstructorJan Kietzmann
Seats Available27
Start DateSat, May 10, 2025
  • Sat, May 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
InstructorJan Kietzmann
Seats Available34

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of how to identify project risks
  • Demonstrate your understanding of  how to assess risks early in a project
  • Respond better to risks and opportunities, including mitigation and recovery planning
  • Develop a broader set of tools for identifying, assessing and mitigating project risks

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Expect readings and other assignments 
  • Plan to participate in exercises, discussions, case studies and presentations

You will be evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis on:

  • Assignments
  • Individual or group projects
  • Participation and attendance

To graduate with the Project Management Certificate, you will need to pass all 13 courses.

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 7th edition. Available for purchase from online or local bookstores, or through the PMI website. We will expect you to have read the textbook, as this course will reference relevant chapters.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Professional Development Credits

SFU is an Authorized Training Partner with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This course qualifies for PMI professional development units (PDUs) whether you're pursuing the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation or needing to meet continuing certification requirements.