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David Hillson makes some very sensible observations in his article in the November issue of PM World Journal: One Size of Risk Process Doesn’t Fit All Projects and he offers some useful pointers as to exactly what you might scale up or down according to the size and type of project you are running. This article is well worth reading if you’re just starting out in project management and wondering how to risk manage in the absence of exact, qualitative, data or (at the other end of the scale) are wondering how to assess when too much risk management may be of itself a risk to project progress and achievement. David Hillson is author of Managing Risk in Projects, A Short Guide to Risk Appetite, Exploiting Future Uncertainty, Managing Group Risk Attitude and Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude.
Last month, Gower Author Penny Pullen spoke at the Gantthead virtual conference, PMXPO. For those of you who would like the opportunity to see this – it is an audio-visual presentation (around half an hour) followed by questions and answers. The topic is around making projects work through facilitating risk management. You can register here for the replay.
Penny Pullan is co-author of A Short Guide To Facilitating Risk Management published by Gower.
A few days ago we guided you to a free webinar by Internationally acclaimed risk expert and Gower author David Hillson. On his website you have the opportunity to experience other free full-length training sessions that combine presentation slides with audio. Managing Risk in Projects is one of his latest, each lasts about an hour, and tackles a specific risk topic in detail. We think the webinars offer a great way to learn about a particular subject at your own pace and in your own time. Full details of David’s events, briefings and books can be found at his website .
David Hillson shows how two simple extensions to the standard risk process can bridge the gap between tactics and strategy, ensuring that risk management delivers benefits to the wider organisation. This free Webinar was recorded for the PMI International Development Community of Practice (PMI ID CoP) in March 2012.
View the Webinar here.
David has published an array of books with Gower Publishing, focussing on risk, a full of list of titles can be found here www.gowerpublishing.com/risk-attitude.
Only set up this week, David Hillson’s Risk Doctor video channel is a new venture that currently provides video overviews around risk appetite, risk attitude, risk management maturity, and risk basics.
Dr David Hillson is a seasoned risk management professional, a popular conference speaker, and award-winning author on risk. He is recognised internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the risk field. He recently received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award for his work in developing risk management over many years. He is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Association for Project Management (APM).
David Hillson’s Gower books including those co-authored with Ruth Murray-Webster are; Exploiting Future Uncertaintly, Managing Risk in Projects, Managing Group Risk Attitude, Understanding and Managing Group Risk Attitude and the forthcoming; A Short Guide to Risk Appetite.
Further details of all these books can be found at: www.gowerpublishing.com/risk-attitude
You may have come across the term risk appetite recently. It seems to be increasingly important in providing some context to an organization’s risk management processes. There’s a useful potted guide to the topic on David Tattam’s website. David Tattam is the author of A Short Guide to Operational Risk; plus we have a book currently underway on the topic, co-authored by David Hillson and Ruth Murray-Webster, A Short Guide to Risk Appetite.
Ruth Murray-Webster and Sergio Pellegrino’s paper Multi-paradigmatic Perspectives on a Business Transformation Programme may feel like a bit of a mouthful but I do encourage you to look beyond the title of the piece. Business transformation programmes are surely the home of unintended consequences to business decisions. Ruth and Sergio have some interesting case examples and, once you can get past the academic style of their writing, some very useful observations to help you understand just what is going on during business change and, by extension to guide and adapt, the programme accordingly. Ruth Murray-Webster is co-author of Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude, Managing Group Risk Attitude, A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management and the forthcoming, A Short Guide to Risk Appetite, all published by Gower.
I am delighted to be able to tell you that David Hillson, a.k.a The Risk Doctor was awarded the PMI Eric Jennett Project Management Excellence Award at the recent Synergy Conference in London.
The award “recognises and honours an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the practice of the project management profession, demonstrating leadership and initiative while advancing both theoretical concepts and practical applications”. Many congratulations to David, who amongst his other achievements, has been a prolific author and contributor to the Gower publishing programme, including: Managing Group Risk Attitude, Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude, Exploiting Future Uncertainty, Managing Risk in Projects and, the forthcoming, A Short Guide to Risk Appetite.
Risk appetite seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment … but what is risk appetite and how can you measure it? The Protecht Quarterly Newsletter has a neat little article which introduces the subject: http://www.protecht.com.au/media/content/brochures/newsletters/Protecht%20Quarterly%20Newsletter%20-%202011%20Q1.pdf and for a more complete guide, watch out for David Hillson and Ruth Murray Webster’s forthcoming A Short Guide to Risk Appetite due out in the first half of 2012. David Tattam of Protecht is the author of Gower Publishing’s A Short Guide to Operational Risk.
Do seize this opportunity to take part in the virtual summit, Making Risk Work, that Penny Pullan and Ruth Murray-Webster are organising during July. The theme of the summit is engaging people to identify, own and manage risk and over the course of five days (11th to the 15th July) you can log in each day and hear short interviews with world-class experts and real world risk facilitators, along with chances to interact with questions via a forum, this is a unique chance for you to develop your skills without travelling. There is no charge, just register to listen in to each speaker via the web each day.
Penny and Ruth are co-authors of A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management, published by Gower.