Risk to performance
Posted by APM on 23rd Jul 2010
The day was a joint event with the Institute of Risk Management and was hosted by United Utilities at their Sandon Dock conference centre in Liverpool.
The first speaker was David Chard of OTC Optima, a company which specialises in project risk analysis and earned value management (EVM).
The next speaker was John Knott of John Knott Associates. His talk was based on many years of experience in MoD projects and took on the topic of the performance of risk management itself.
The first speaker after lunch was Peter Campbell, the chairman of the APM SIG, who stepped in at short notice following a very late speaker withdrawal. Peter's focus was how project performance should be measured.
Following this Val Jonas of Risk Decisions spoke on the intriguing topic of 'risk admiration or risk performance?'
The last formal presentation was by Matthew Leitch who asked what happens when you integrate risk and performance management.
Following on from this, Matthew facilitated a workshop. The audience was split into groups and each was asked to identify one thing they had done to simplify risk/performance management and one thing they could do (and what was needed to make it happen).
The slides from each presentation can be downloaded below
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