Four seasons of risk - Scotland
Posted by APM on 18th Feb 2013
After a successful event in Cardiff in January 2012, the Risk SIG decided to run a similar event in 2013. Working closely with our colleges in the Scottish Branch, Glasgow was the chosen venue.
The aim of the day was to run four interactive workshops focussing on four of the elements of the Risk Management process as defined in the PRAM Guide. The day was aimed at those newer to risk management or wanting a refresher.
Having persuaded our four facilitators to kindly give up their time to share their experiences of using the risk management process in their given fields, it was rewarding to see a good turnout of 52 people from a number of different sectors including rail, defence, construction and nuclear. After a brief introduction to the Risk SIG, an opening from Evan Clark, the APM Scottish branch chairman and an introduction to the day, the group split into two smaller groups for the first sessions on the Identification and Planning elements of the Risk process. Both morning sessions saw some good discussion and sharing of experience within the groups along with the opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing over the coffee break.
Following a good lunch the afternoon session started with the groups mixed up allowing delegates the opportunity to hear from others. The afternoon sessions covered the elements of Assessment and Managing the Process. Despite the inevitable post-lunch energy slump the questions and discussions soon started flowing and some good debate was had.
Overall the committee and facilitators felt that the day went very well. Hopefully all the delegates felt the same and the immediate feedback suggested that it provided a useful refresher and reminder of the principles of the PRAM Risk Management process plus good insight into the experience of others.
The APM Risk SIG would like to pass on our thanks to the Scottish branch and Deborah , Anna and David from APM HQ for their help in organising the event, and a big thank you to our four workshop facilitators, Steve Smith (Thales), Mark Warner (Network Rail), Andrew Gray (BMT Hi-Q Sigma) and Peter Campbell (Risk Advantage) for giving up their time for four very informative workshops.