• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 35 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Risk Management in Development Projects in collaboration with IDBx. Learn to preemptively manage positive and negative events that may affect the execution of a development project.
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Overview

Project teams usually spend a large portion of their time solving problems instead of preventing them. Project risk management seeks to preemptively manage positive and negative events that may affect a project so as to improve its chance of success.

What will you be able to do by the end of the course?

  • Identify risks in scenarios of uncertainty
  • Determine who can help you
  • Understand how to manage risks in settings with limited resources
  • Develop risk response strategies
  • Monitor and update risks throughout the life of the project 

Who is this course for?

  • Project managers or supervisors
  • Project team members
  • Funders and financiers
  • Public officials from national, subnational, and municipal entities
  • Professionals from different fields who help develop and execute projects
  • Professionals Interested in risk management in development projects

By taking this Risk Management in Development Projects course from edX in collaboration with IDBx you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with other participants. There will be a case study through which you will be able to apply best risk-management practices to a project and you will also carry out practical exercises that will help you understand key concepts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 35 days
    • Duration description
      • 5 Weeks
      • Effort: 4–6 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn
  • Identify the main stages involved in preparing a risk management plan for development projects following the IDB’s methodology, which is based on PMI’s international standards, to successfully achieve expected results and impacts.
  • Recognize the process of identifying risks that may affect the project and documenting their characteristics to facilitate risk analysis and subsequent management.
  • Recognize the main elements of the risk analysis process and evaluating and combining risks’ probability of occurrence and impact to prioritize them.
  • Recognize risk management strategies that allow for managing opportunities and threats that could impact the project’s objectives.
  • Recognize the main elements of the risk monitoring process and continuously optimizing responses to improve efficiency when managing the project life cycle.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prerequisites

  • We recommend that participants be PMPs or CAPMs, or have prior project management training.

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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