Bryan Barrow is a success in Birmingham with his interactive presentation

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Posted by APM on 6th Apr 2011

Monday 4th April, saw an engaging and very well presented talk from Bryan Barrow, around reducing project risks to deliver projects on time and under budget. The meeting was really well attended, probably the highest attendance level the Birmingham chapter has had this year, and the sandwiches soon disappeared as members got into good discussion prior to Bryan's presentation.

Bryan shared his many years experience in dealing with risk management as a consultant within the IT world. His presentation talked through the approach to risk management, the critical importance of engaging with stakeholders and the fact that communication holds the risk management process together. He used excellent analogies and real life examples to talk about the importance of getting your project teams fired up about risks and how, as a team, risks can be effectively identified, quantified, owned and dealt with.

Members were able to take away some really practical, useful tips about managing risks within their own businesses. This was clearly evident when it came to the Q&A session at the end of the event; there was plenty of actual examples that people had bought with them about real problems within their businesses around risk management and Bryan was able to give some great guidance on ways to approach and tackle the problems. The simple approach of focussing on your top 10 risks and mitigating these quickly and effectively so that you can move on to your next top 10 risks, was a technique that Bryan assured us would work in any business for any set of risks and it was these straight-forward, common sense tools that bought the material to life.

 So, a thoroughly enjoyable and useful evening was had by all. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bryan's presentation and talk to any other Branches or chapters; risk management is always a topic of discussion that hits the mark for project managers and Bryan delivered some great ideas, tips, tools and techniques to help get risks under control.

Bryan's presentation can be viewed at the link below.

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