Paperback of "Identifying and Managing Project Risk 4th Edition"

The One-Stop, Resource for Project Managers

The most essential component of every project manager’s job is the ability to identify potential risks before they cause unnecessary headaches and turmoil all around.

Identifying and Managing Project Risk

Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project

All projects are inherently risky, and complex ones can potentially be the downfall for even the most experienced project manager. From technical challenges and resource issues to unrealistic deadlines and problems with your subcontractors, any number of things can go wrong.

Fully updated, consistent with PMI® standards, and addressing “VUCA” (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity—the now-common business and project management acronym), this book remains the definitive resource for project managers seeking to be proactive in their efforts to guard against failure and minimize unwanted surprises.

Identifying and Managing Project Risk draws on real-world situations and hundreds of risk examples to show you how to:

  • Thoroughly discover and document risk
  • Use risk assessment techniques effectively
  • Implement a system for monitoring and controlling projects
  • Personalize proven methods for project risk management on any type of project

Complete with fresh guidance on program risk management, qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, simulation and modeling, and significant “non-project” risks, this one-stop indispensable resource is what every project manager needs to avoid chaos and keep their projects on track.

Tom Kendrick


Tom Kendrick


Former Program Director for the project management curriculum at UC Berkeley Extension

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Bonus — Project Risk Questionnaire

Free with Purchase!

Mockup of the project risk questionnaire

Preorder the book today and get a free PDF of Tom Kendrick's questionnaire for evaluating a project's level of overall risk. This tool takes into accunt:

  • Project external factors (such as users, budgets, and schedule constraints)
  • Development issues (such as tools, software, and hardware)
  • Project internal factors (such as infrastructure, team cohesion, and communications)

The Project Risk Questionnaire will help you determine your project's overall risk level and identify specific sources of high risk.

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About the Author

Tom Kendrick is the former Program Director for the project management curriculum at UC Berkeley Extension, and lives in the Bay area near San Francisco, California. He is a past award recipient of the Project Management Institute (PMI) David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award for Identifying and Managing Project Risk: Essential Tools for Failure-Proofing Your Project. Tom is also a certified PMP and serves as a volunteer for both the PMI Silicon Valley Chapter and