Tag Archives: Risk Management

When Risks Must Be Treated As Issues

Conventional Project Management wisdom is that risks are unfavorable things that could happen, but have not yet happened, whereas issues are unfavorable things that have occurred. Yet, in the real world of managing complex projects, thinking that there is a … Continue reading

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Project Managers Must Know When to Break the Rules

One of the major challenges, faced by Project Managers is achieving a workable balance between compliance with company policies, procedures and standard practices, and being responsive to external customer requests that require “bending” those rules. In theory, standard policies, procedures … Continue reading

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Building Leadership Skills – A “Novel” Approach

I’ve always been, even as a young child, an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. I admit to enjoying fiction novels more than non-fiction books and articles, although I do read a lot of the latter. In the past, … Continue reading

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Managing Project Risk By Looking Inside Your Team

In a September 2012 post I introduced the idea of “Implicit Metrics.” Implicit metrics are all about the nature and health of the project team operating environment and the ways in which it affects the interactions and knowledge transactions between … Continue reading

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Project Management and the Risk and Learning Cycle

During the life of a project there is a Risk and Learning Cycle that takes place that is critical to the success of the effort and an important foundation for projects that follow. This blog describes my thoughts on that cycle, … Continue reading

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Knowledge & Risk Management Competence

Why are we typically so ineffective in performing project risk management? Why, in spite of all of our smart people, great tools and extensive experience are we continually surprised and impacted by things, we realize in retrospect, could have been … Continue reading

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Worrying About Risk Management

I was recently asked for my thoughts on the relationship between “worrying” and risk management. I thought I’d share my response in this blog. “Worry” is an emotional state, evoked in response to some condition we have, or might encounter. … Continue reading

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