Risk is a key issue for every project manager. How the various risks are handled can often define the final outcome of a project; it can determine its overall worth to both sponsors and contractors and its ultimate success or failure. Alan Webb's The Project Manager's Guide to Handling Risk is a concise, practical guide to the process for every project manager. Starting from an explanation of how our current ideas of risk have evolved, the author: � introduces the nature of risk and the basis of risk analysis; � explores how and where different patterns of risk emerge within the life of a project, and � explains the variety of tools and techniques for risk analysis and management and shows how to use them. The book also provides a comprehensive assessment of the current range of software tools that deals with the various aspects of risk management. Included with The Project Manager's Guide to Handling Risk is a free CD-ROM containing samples of available software packages.