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Getting Started In Risk Management

A client recently described an interesting situation – she had purchasing the new ISO31000 risk management standard, she had done the training with her team, conducted a risk identification and assessment workshop, and done the analysis and prioritization.  Yet no … Continue reading

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Project Performance KPIs – PMO Effectiveness

Rather than some tirade on why metrics are so great for projects, let’s just list some critical ones: Schedule – Planned vrs Actual – preferably via Earned Value Functional – % designed, implemented, tested, released Delivery on Time – Milestones … Continue reading

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Project Kickoffs Improve Performance

I was recently asked about why project kickoffs are important – surely people could just read the Project Management Plan and Project Charter. Nice in theory – rather more difficult in practice.  It’s always better to get everyone in a … Continue reading

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Agile Risk Management

Apart from using a ‘Top 10’ risk method, what else can we do to manage risks in software intensive projects? The normal approach to managing risk is to identify context/scope identify risks/opportunities prioritise and determine mitigation actions and budget launch … Continue reading

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Risks and Opportunities

As we discussed in a previous post, risks are one of the staples of project management these days.  It is seen as an indispensable part of running projects, programs, and organizations in general.  It is part of PMBOK, PRINCE2 and … Continue reading

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Software Project Risk Management: how far we have come

Risk Management is seen today as an essential part of project and program management within software projects. Of course it wasn’t always like this – just 12 years ago we conducted a survey of IT organizations and how well (and … Continue reading

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