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In this webinar presented on Tuesday 6 December, Ruth Murray-Webster and Penny Pullan showcase their latest thinking about what it takes to engage others to identify, own and manage risk.

The 2nd edition of their book ‘Making Risk Management Work’ was released on Monday 10 October 2022 and included two new chapters addressing:

  • people and their perceptions of risk, and
  • working in virtual and hybrid modes to identify, prioritise and manage risks.

It is often the case that considerations of risk perception and bias, and of working virtually are both challenges that make effective risk management more difficult.

Ruth and Penny argue that this is not necessarily the case and outline ways in which programmes can protect the planned delivery of benefits and a return on investment by harnessing the power of perceptions and virtual working.

This webinar challenged attendees to consider how they could act to invigorate risk practices to add tangible value.


Webinar resources

Ruth and Penny have very kindly allowed their presented material to be made available for viewing. The annotated slides on Slideshare and the webinar recording on YouTube are now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.

The questions submitted from attendees during the webinar are being reviewed, and were answered at the end in the Q+A.

This event is suitable for professionals with an intermediate level of experience. 



Ruth Murray-Webster is recognised as a leader of project-based organisational change and risk management, performing roles as practitioner, adviser, facilitator, researcher, and author across most sectors for more than 30 years, She researched organisational change from the perspective of the recipients of change for an executive doctorate at Cranfield School of Management.

Ruth is an associate fellow at the University of Oxford: Saïd Business School and was lead editor of Axelos Managing Successful Programmes, 5th edition (2020) and Management of Risk, 4th edition (2022).

Ruth was awarded an honorary fellowship of the Association for Project Management in 2013 for her services to risk and change. The synergies between the two disciplines continue to drive Ruth’s thinking, writing, and practice.


Dr Penny Pullan contributed the Facilitation (3.1.4) and Virtual Teams (3.2.2) sections of the latest APM Body of Knowledge. An experienced programme manager, she now helps others to develop their own collaboration and virtual/hybrid leadership skills for success in risky projects and programmes, through her consultancy, Making Projects Work Ltd.

Penny, on five books, has a way to go to catch up with Ruth! Their latest book together is just out: ‘Making Risk Management Work: Engaging people to identify, own and manage risk’ 2nd Edition, published by Routledge. Earlier this year, Penny’s ‘Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for success with remote or hybrid work and teams’ 2nd Edition was published by Routledge. Last year, ‘Making Workshops Work: Creative collaboration for our time’ came out through PIP. Penny, alongside Ruth, was one of the authors of Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition.


Previous webinars can be viewed on the APM Slideshare and YouTube channels

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APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

Section Description
Virtual teams
Risk analysis
Risk management



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