His client's have provided him a collection of risk elements from various projects. He uses this data, Project Experience Risk Information Library (PERIL) database, to quantify and rank classes of risk. In the early part of his book he uses this significantly and the Appendix lists approximately 120 of the elements description.
The book is geared to be used by the junior and mid-level Project Manager and Kendrick aligns the chapters of the book to the PMBOK stages of a project — initiation, planning, controlling, executing and closure. He describes the book as a supplemental source of information when studying for the PMP certification exam. Many chapters contain lists that can be used as checklists for identifying or items to mitigate risk. Each chapter discusses a set of concepts and concludes with a bulleted "Key Ideas" section and an anecdote from the two attempts to construct the Panama Canal.Read the full Synopsis (albeit dated). (Requires login.)