Risk management is dead or dying? - Long live the management of risk
Posted by APM on 18th Jun 2013
This provocatively titled webinar (the first in a series of 2) addressed the seemingly wide difference of opinion on the usefulness of risk management techniques and tools between those who develop and promote them generally risk management professionals - and project managers who are meant to use and apply them. The webinar looked to:
- Reconcile the differences between what the literature says, what the risk management profession often do and what normal project management people seem to want or need.
- Give practical tips for project management professionals on when or if to use a tool or technique, what to read into the outputs and, in some cases, how to simplify to be less theoretically correct, but more useful and easier to apply.
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We make risk assessments every day, and generally we do them well. Most of us look both ways before looking the road, and in the same way most of us will survey a site before we allow our projects to start digging.