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Oct 2008 - Towards programme risk management

Proceedings of the PMI Global Congress 2008 North America, presented in Denver CO, 21 October 2008

Program(me) management is a hot topic, with new standards being developed and updated. Programmes are risky but there is currently no agreed approach for programme risk management. This paper outlines such an approach, recognising that risk arises at programme level from multiple sources. A dual approach is proposed, combining implicit and explicit techniques.

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Sept 2008 - Boom, bust and risk management

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), September 2008, page 14

In difficult times, should we treat risk management as an avoidable cost, or as part of the solution?

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July 2008 - Managing the future

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), July 2008, page 18

How to tell the difference between Possible Futures, Probable Futures, and Preferable Futures; and the role of risk management in getting to the right one!

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June 2008 - What drives risk attitudes?

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), June 2008, page 26

The "triple strand" of conscious, subconscious and affective factors are described, explaining why individuals and groups choose to respond in a particular way to risk.

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May 2008 - Risk management, Maslow & memetics

Proceedings of the PMI Global Congress 2008 EMEA, presented in Malta, 20 May 2008

Risk standards say opportunity should be managed through the risk process, but this is not common practice. Reasons for the mismatch are explained using motivation theory (Maslow's hierarchy of needs) and information theory (Dawkins' memetics hypothesis). These two frameworks also suggest a range of strategies to close the gap between theory and practice, ensuring that upside risk is managed effectively.

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April 2008 - Proving the value of managing risk

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), April 2008, page 22

How can we demonstrate that our efforts to deal with uncertainty are working?

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March 2008 - Maturity - good or bad?

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), March 2008, page 14

Everyone assumes maturity is "A Good Thing", but perhaps not. Maybe we should be like Brigitte Bardot or Madonna?

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Feb 2008 - Assume nothing, challenge everything!

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), February 2008, page 35

Using Assumptions & Constraints Analysis to identify risks.

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Jan 2008 - Risky Resolutions

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), January 2008, page 12

Four New Year’s resolutions to improve your management of risk.

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Dec 2007 - Unknown-Unknowns and Risk

Project Manager Today Magazine (ISSN 1366-6851), December 2007, page 22

From that infamous Rumsfeld quote to practical guidelines – how to deal with what you don’t know.

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