Published: 19 Oct 2021

All projects have risks. If not appropriately managed, this risk can cause the project to deviate from the plan and fail to achieve the goals. To find out more about risk management, SetSail BizAccel, President University (PresUniv), held a workshop on How to Achieve Successful Project by Managing Risk for the participants of Ready Setsail Batch 1, Friday (15/10). This workshop presented Andri Tanuwijaya, owner of PT Sinergi Karya Solusindo, an IT consulting company.

So, what is project management? Andri explained that project management is the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to deliver something of value to people. According to Andri, all projects are temporary, but every project must have value. “If a project does not provide value, it means that something is wrong with the project, and the project should be stopped. Every project is unique. For this reason, it is necessary to determine the appropriate way to complete the project so as not to deviate from the plan and fail to achieve the specified goals,” he said.

In this workshop, Andri also discussed the risks and risk management strategies. Andri said the risk is an uncertain and unique event or condition, so there is no similar risk from two different projects. To overcome this, Andri shared five strategies for overcoming risk: avoid, transfer, mitigate, escalate, and accept. “Indeed, risk management is directly proportional to high experience. The more experienced, the sharper the analysis. However, some techniques can be learned to analyze risks, such as SWOT analysis, root cause analysis, meetings, and data gatherings," he explained. (Gilang Suryanata, PR team. Photo: Gilang. Link: https://bit.ly/setsail-sinerka)