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Crash Course on Risk Identification

Learn the main mechanisms for risk identification and improve your project risk management today!

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What You Will Learn

In this crash course, you will learn a practical process to identify risks in your project on any other work, being able to understand the dual nature of risks that includes not only threats but also opportunities.

You will learn seven different techniques to identify risks depending on the type of information you have available. You will also learn how to master the writing of a risk description.

The course was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), Arabic (عربى) and Simplified Chinese (中文).

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1.1 - Course Overview

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2.4 - Brainstorming

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3.1 - Documentation Review

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Fact sheet

Estimated duration

The full course has 11 lessons covering 2 hours of content. We expect you to finish the course in 4 days or less, by watching 30 min each day.

Target audience

Project managers, risks managers, project team members, planners, and others stakeholders interested in the risk management process.




The course was recorded in English with subtitles in English, Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), Spanish (Español), Arabic (عربى) and Simplified Chinese (中文).

Certificate and Badge

Upon completing the course, you will receive a credential issued using the Accredible platform that can be downloaded as a PDF file and also shared on your Linkedin or other social network profiles.

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Your teacher

Ricardo Vargas at his desk

Ricardo Vargas

Passionate about transforming ideas into action, Ricardo Vargas is a chief advocate in the project economy. Specializing in implementing innovative global initiatives, capital projects and product development, Ricardo has directed dozens of projects across industries and continents, managing more than $20 billion in global initiatives over the past 25 years.

Ricardo shares his expertise with millions of professionals around the globe through his “5 Minutes Podcast,” which he’s hosted since 2007. He has written 15 books on project management, risk and crisis management, and transformation, which have been translated into six languages and sold more than half a million copies. His influence on the sector was affirmed when he became the first Latin American to be elected Chairman of the Project Management Institute.

More than two decades ago, he founded Macrosolutions, a global consulting firm with international operations in energy, infrastructure, IT, oil and finance.

His work as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, chatbots and machine learning resulted in tools and products that have revolutionized how users bring agility and agile management into project management software.

Between 2016 and 2020, Ricardo directed the Brightline Initiative, a Project Management Institute think tank bringing together leading organizations into a coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive, unproductive gap between strategic design and delivery.

Prior to his work with Brightline, Ricardo was Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Infrastructure and Project Management Group, leading more than 1,000 projects and $1.2 billion in humanitarian and development projects.

Ricardo holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Federal Fluminense University in Brazil and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.