Some risks are always present, while others are episodic or cyclical, or even overtaken by events. For that reason, it can be valuable to consider the life cycle of a risk, in order to determine whether it needs special handling. I list three cases and explain the factors to consider in each case.
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New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 29 – September 4. And this week’s video: Jennifer Witt explains the risk register and how it is used. Just 4 minutes, safe for work.
Elizabeth Harrin interviews Craig Kilford, owner of the new project management training review website CourseConductor. “Think of Course Conductor as ‘TripAdvisor’for project management training industry.”
Derek Huether adds his thoughts to an old post by Zbyněk Dráb on why discipline is far more productive than motivation. Definitely read the original; it’s a classic!
Steven Levy shares an anecdote from the early days of Windows 3.0 in order to demonstrate the difference in perception between failure and progress. And then closes with an old video by Concrete Blonde.
Karthik Subburaman provides a detailed guide to business process metrics, from what to measure to best practices in implementation.
Mike Clayton tutors us on how to create a work breakdown structure from a mind map.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy walks us through three examples of realistic project risks and how to manage them.
Harry Hall describes key risk indicators and explains how to use them to avoid risk events.
William Davis demonstrates an elegant way to use Excel’s binomial functions to estimate a risk reserve from your risk register.
John Goodpasture strategizes for the Risk Management Office that has to deal with (or report to) an autocrat.
Jeff Collins lists the steps to establishing “risk intelligence” in your organization. Think of it as a special case of business intelligence.
New project management articles published on the web during the week of August 22 – 28. And this week’s video: the late designer Bill Moggridge explains interaction design, one of the concepts used to design application software for the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass. John Ellenby, who founded GRiD Systems in 1979, passed away this week. I was proud to work in GRiD’s federal systems division back in the 1980’s.
Elizabeth Harrin interviews Ellen Maynes, 2016 Global Peace Fellow and project management educator. Attention, Dos Equis: Ellen is The Most Interesting Woman in the World.
Mike Cohn explains story points as an estimating tool, taking into account the amount of work to do, complexity, and uncertainty or risk. An excellent, thorough explanation!
John Goodpasture shows how game theory can be applied to external threats. Remember: your SWOT analysis is just the beginning.
Cornelius Fichtner interviews Lindsay Scott on the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report 2016. An interesting analysis by the recruiters – just 31 minutes, safe for work.
Deanne Earle reflects on the Arras People Project Management Benchmark Report 2016. Why can’t organizations find the talent that they need?
Bertrand Duperrin describes the pros and cons of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – end-to-end digitization and integration of partners into the value chain.
Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy recommends five project management blogs that you should follow (including this one).