Certificate in Project Planning for Event Planners

The programme has been designed to not only enhance the skills and knowledge if those emplyoed in the event industry, but also to meet the needs of professionals from other fields. As such it will satisfy the needs of:
- current event planners who want to formalise their project management skills
- industry professionals looking to expand and/or upgrade their expetise
- newcomers looking to enter the event management industry

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Produce a Risk Management Plan

Assignment Instructions

You have been hired by the Office of the Mayor of Paris in France, to create a Risk Management Plan for the open air classic concert planned in Paris on July 14th 2018. The event will be held at the foot of the Eiffel Tower inParis and more than a million people are expected to attend the event. The event will be broadcast live across the world by French National Television.  The Risk Management Plan will form an integral part of their Project Management Reportfor this event in Paris. The completed Project Management Report will be submitted to the French Minuster of Interior in January 2018 by the Office of the Mayor of Paris. The Risk Management Plan was requested by the Ministry of Interior as a direct result of the deaths of 234 citizens in Paris during the last 18 months due to ISIS terrorist attacks.  Both the Ministry and the Office of the Mayor reached out to you as an expert in Project Management.  Your Risk Management Plan need to take account of the ‘six sequential steps of risk management planning.’

1. Risk Management Planning: This is defined as deciding how to approach and plan the risk management activities for your project.

2. Risk Identification: This is defined as determining  which risks might affect the project and listing their risk chacaretistics.

3. Qualitative Risk Analysis: This is the subjective analysis of risks to (i) determine which risk events would warrant a response; and (ii) determine the probability and impact of all risks identified.

 4. Quantitive Risk Analysis: This is a numerical analysis of the probability and consequences of the highest risks on the project as identified.

5. Risk Response Planning: This is the step where you describe what you are planning to do about it. It involves finding wayss to make the reduce all identified negative risks or to eliminate them entirely.

6. Risk Monitoring and Control: This is the final step and it involves managing the project according to the risk response plan.

Your Risk Management Plan should not be more than 10 pages, including references and bibliography and submission is due on 20 December 2018 at 17h00.

Project Management

Project management best practices include the following:

Project Management Best Practices Includes:

- Chart the lifecycle of the project and establish crtical checkpoints;
- Define the project clearly and realistically;
- Clarify the expectations with the project sponsor and others to practively avid misunderstandings;
- Involve others appropriately by planning for resources and on-going feedback throughout the project;
- Assign responsibility in a way that encourages commitment, self-management and accountability;
- Apply a number of project tools and techniques to assist in managing the project activities and milestones at various phases;
- Evaluate the success of the project against the project objectives and plan for future improvements, and;
- Appreciate the value of a structured and methodical approach to managing projects.

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The Lifecycle of a Project

Each project follows a process that has five basic steps or phases, with each phase calling for different skills from the project manager and the project team members.
1. Define: Conceiving & Defining the Project, its objectives and deadlines
2. Plan: Preparing the Plan and Schedules
3. Brief: Briefing the team and stakeholders
4. Implement: Implementing the plan, monitoring processes and support
5. Evaluating Projects results and closing off this project

  • The lifecycle of a project has how many basic steps or phases?
  • Put your answer option here

The Steps of Project Management

How many sequential steps are mentioned in project management?

Step 1: Geting underway. Project 'start-up' and project definition
Step 2: Planning and quality
Step 3: Planning the time
Step 4: Planning the cost
Step 5: Empower the team and set up controls
Step 6: Control work in progress
Step 7: Follow-up, re-plan, give feedback
Step 8: Warp up and evaluation

  • Eight sequential steps are identified in project management
  • Put your answer option here