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February 2019: Top ten risk myths

InfoWorks online insights

Discover the ten most common myths about managing risk, and how to counter them.

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February 2019: Can you deal with risky stakeholders?

IACCM Contracting Excellence online journal

Understand why stakeholders are risky (including both threats and opportunities), how to categorise and prioritise hem, and how to influence them effectively.

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October 2018 - Why risk includes opportunity

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Discover the three reasons why it makes sense to expand the definition of risk to include both threats and opportunities.

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September 2018 – Managing both sides of risk

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This short article explains how to modify the standard risk management approach to identify, prioritise and capture upside risks (opportunities) at the same time as addressing downside risks (threats). One risk process can do both – find out how!

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May 2018 – A little project risk is a Good Thing

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This short article explains why risk in projects should be expected and not feared, and outlines critical success factors to ensure that project risk is managed effectively.

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February 2018 – What is a risk?

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This short article clarifies the difference between risk and uncertainty, explains why risks are always linked to objectives, and suggests the use of structured risk descriptions to ensure unambiguous risk identification.

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February 2018 – Ten tips for managing risk in an uncertain world

IACCM Contracting Excellence online magazine
This short article presents ten things every business should know in order to survive and thrive in an uncertain world.

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Sep 2016 – My stakeholders are my biggest risk

Presented at the PMI Global Congress NA 2016, San Diego, CA, USA, 27 September 2016

This paper explains how to manage one of the biggest risks to your project – your stakeholders! Like all risks, they are “uncertainties that matter”, and they need to be managed proactively. Find out how!

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July 2016 – Risk management best practice & future developments

IACCM Contracting Excellence online magazine

Risk management has been recognised for some time as a formal discipline in its own right, but the field there are a number of areas requiring further development. This paper outlines current best practice, then presents three areas in which risk management might develop in the short to medium term: integration of risk management with overall management and corporate culture; increased depth of analysis and breadth of application; and inclusion of behavioural aspects in the risk process.

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May 2016 – Tackling risk depression

Presented at the PMI Global Congress EMEA 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 11 May 2016

All risk is bad and must be avoided or minimised at all costs. The only uncertainties that matter are risks that could cause delay or increase cost or cause accidents or damage reputation. If this is your view, you may be risk-depressed. This paper explains the problems of limiting the risk process to managing only negative or downside risks (threats). It presents proven techniques for identifying, analysing and responding to opportunities, to help you implement a balanced approach to managing risk.

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