Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the Weekly Lecture and assigned weekly reading from Chapters 6 and 8 from your textbook.

What is a project risk? What strategies do project managers use to assess, monitor, and communicate project risks to stakeholders?

Your initial response should contain at least 200 words and be supported by at least one additional Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Source  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(other than the textbook or required reading). This week’s required readings and Weekly Lecture can also be used to support your posts. You are encouraged to post your required replies early during the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion. Responses are due by Thursday to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion.

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ introductory posts, and respond to at least two of your peers. Answer any questions your instructor asks you. Reply early during the week, and remain active in the discussion to promote more learning and more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion. Expand on the classes body of knowledge by researching risk control strategies, providing examples, explanation, or experience to facilitate your and the classes understanding of how to deal with risk. Your replies should be at least 100 words. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.


Required Resource


Schwalbe, K. (2017). An introduction to project management (6th ed.). Retrieved from

  • Chapter 6: Planning Projects, Part 3 (Project Quality, Resource, Communications, Stakeholder, Risk, and Procurement Management) (read pages 212-221)
  • Chapter 8: Monitoring and Controlling Projects (read pages 299-329)

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