Monthly Archives - September 2020

Project risks – Black Swans or Brown Cygnets?

In my last post I suggested using project management as a potential way to manage unknown unknowns that were external to an organisation such as Covid 19. That was the suggestion for black swans that affect the whole organisation, but what about project specific black swans? The reality is that unknown unknowns within a project...

Covid 19 – A Project?

I sometimes ask project/risk related people to tell me their current greatest challenge. It generates some interesting ideas. One recently was regarding how to deal with unknown unknowns such as Covid 19. For most organisations, other than those in public health (hopefully), Covid was not a risk. It was not on anyone’s radar. It was...