APM Risk Specific Interest Group (SIG)

"Risk management is a process that allows individual risk
events and overall risk to be understood and managed
proactively, optimising success by minimising threats
and maximising opportunities."
APM Body of Knowledge, 6th edition, section 3.5

The Risk SIG provides a forum in which to share knowledge and ideas, develop expertise and understanding, foster ‘best practice’ and actively promote the adoption of project risk management. 

The Risk SIG holds four events per year in January, April, July and October in various locations around the country.

In addition we support many local APM Branch events, other APM SIGs and conferences organised by professional bodies and organisations.

The Risk SIG is the only independent organisation in the UK specialising in project risk management.

Read their new mini-guide to project risk analysis and management.

The Risk SIG’s objectives are:

  • to enable effective management of risk;
  • to provide a forum for sharing experience and knowledge;
  • to promote best practice in development of guides;
  • to establish specific qualification standards for APM qualifications;
  • to facilitate the training and development of risk practitioners;
  • to promote links with other recognised professional bodies;
  • to provide a forum for sharing latest tools and techniques;
  • to provide an opportunity to network with people from similar/different roles/positions. 


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Preventing bias

Any decision made in a project environment is based on personal experience and will, inevitably, be biased to some extent.

The risk management process attempts to minimise the effects of bias and increase the chance of success through a structured process of evaluating all available options for achieving project objectives, opportunities for improvements and identifying threat reduction actions.

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The committee have monthly virtual meetings.

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  • Risk
Paul Foy
  • What do black swans have to do with risk?
  • Date: 25 June 2018
  • So what actually is a 'black swan'? The term goes right back to the 2nd Century. There is a record of the Roman poet Juvenal referring to a black swan as something presumed not to exist. It was also a common phrase in 16th Century London...
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Kenneth Evans
  • Every day risk management
  • Date: 11 January 2018
  • We make risk assessments every day, and generally we do them well. Most of us look both ways before looking the road, and in the same way most of us will survey a site before we allow our projects to start digging.
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