APM Risk Specific Interest Group

Risk management The potential of situation or event to impact on the achievement of specific objectives.

Definition from APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition  📖

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About this SIG

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.

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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The committee have monthly virtual meetings. If you are interested in hearing more please contact us to get in touch.


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Project risk analysis and management mini-guide

This guide provides an introduction to the processes involved in project risk analysis and management, offering a simple, but robust and practical framework to help new practitioners get started. Some of the commonly used techniques and methods are described; a more comprehensive list and description can be found in the full APM guide.

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Webinars and events 

Hosted by our online community, our SIGs and Branches are offering free lunchtime webinars. Covering a wide range of topics to support the project profession, please explore the full programme using the events listing below and sign up for free today.

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APM’s Branch and Specific Interest Groups are at the heart of a vibrant community of volunteers shaping the profession and raising its profile.

All members are welcome to contribute in the numerous activities that our Specific Interest Groups (SIGs) and Branches get involved in all year round.

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The committee have regular virtual meetings. If you are interested in hearing more please contact us via email or complete the following form.

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