Monthly Archives - November 2020

Is your risk management process efficient or wasteful?

Since the first standalone risk management standard (AS/NZS 4360 - 1996) there has been a significant growth in risk management as a specialisation. These “experts” have espoused a range of processes which, although mostly well intentioned, are often far from efficient. The result is a considerable waste in time and hence costs. Over the...

Process/toolset risks within the project cycle

In my last insight I reflected on how an organisation’s management of projects can increase risks. A second area where an organisation often introduces risk is the use of different processes and/or toolsets in different phases of a project. Both result in the “saw tooth” risk profile in the diagram. This can be further exacerbated...

Organisational risks within the project cycle

In an earlier musing (Project risks – Black Swans or Brown Cygnets?) I had a diagram showing a project’s risk profile over its lifecycle. The sloping line represented the number of risks. At the start of the project, when planning has only just started there are a lot of unknowns and hence a large...