As a project manager, knowing common project risks or what could go wrong during your project can help you set your team members up for success. For example, what if project stakeholders propose a new app and you don’t consider the time and resources it will take to create it? When the app heads to the development team, the project is at risk of falling apart before it starts.

When you know the potential risks for each project, you can create reasonable project objectives and keep the team on track. In the guide below, we’ll outline the seven most common project risks you may encounter when conducting risk assessments.

To build a schedule for a project, you break down each deliverable into tasks. Then you add resources and durations to those tasks. When those tasks are accomplished, you will know that deliverable is finished. Finally, you sequence the tasks, which allows you to determine dates, and especially a finish date. Some tasks run in parallel; some run one after the other. The typical relationship between tasks is a finish-to-start, but there are also a start-to-start and other relationships.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Apply a biblical perspective to sequencing of work.


Background Information

Have you ever heard the saying, “There is a time and place for everything”? In executing projects, there is a time and place for each task in the plan. This approach is how you make sense out of the chaos. This is where the rubber meets the road and commitments happen. This is where you find out the path to take. This is where you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The same is true with getting your life in order. There is a sequence to those tasks. Ask the Lord for forgiveness, seek, confess, and believe, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9). In the following scriptures, we see the very beginning when God created the heavens and the earth. We will call that the Start task of our earthy project. How we finish is determined by our actions and how we establish a personal relationship with our Lord.

But all things should be done decently and in order.1 Corinthians 14:40

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.Genesis 1:1

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Romans 10:9


  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read the Introduction and Alignment and the Background Information sections.
  3. Navigate to the discussion thread and respond to the following prompt(s):
    1. What are two major goals for your life?
    2. Look up at least two scripture verses about being saved. What is the sequence?
    3. How do you think having a relationship with God can help achieve the two major goals you mentioned? Incorporate the verses from above in your answer.
  4. In contrast to some of your prior courses, your initial post is due Day Three of the workshop, not Day Four. Initial posts should be at least 200 words.
  5. Read and respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings, as well as all follow-up instructor questions directed to you, by the end of the workshop. Responses should be at least 100 words.
  6. Use headings to organize your answers so that it is clear to which questions you are replying and to facilitate your classmates’ responses and any questions from your instructor.
  7. Your postings also should:
    1. Be well developed by providing clear answers evidence of critical thinking.
    2. Add greater depth to the discussion by introducing new ideas.
    3. Provide clarification to classmates’ questions and provide insight into the discussion.

Requirements: 200