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Hvilket billede tegner dine risici?

Uddrag fra 3. opdatering 2010 af Børsens Ledelseshåndbog Krise- og risikostyring

Hvordan dine risici udvikler sig er vigtigt – og ofte overset

Det er som bekendt svært at spå om fremtiden, men vi er nødt til at gætte. Forudsigelse har altid været en svær kunst, og det er ofte vanskeligt at anvende resultatet. Som målmand er det én [...]

You're Not Lost Until You Run Out of Gas

 

Why Plan B – and the means to execute it – matter

The zipper was invented to fasten shoes. Columbus left Spain looking for the Far East. Apple spent a fortune on the Newton. Sometimes good ideas do not work out exactly the way we expect they will. Decades after the first patent, the zipper became a [...]

Dangerous Project Team Behaviour

A great list of From Michael Krigsman’s piece Early warnings: The IT project failure dilemma (part 1)

Wishful thinking: We’ll be able to launch on time, because we really want to.

Self-congratulation: We’ve been working awfully hard, so we must be making good progress.

Testosterone: Nobody’s going to see us fail. We ROCK!

Doom-and-gloom fatalism: We’ll just keep coming in [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Staff

Instinct is not a rule to manage by, but it can be a dangerous thing to ignore. It is a rare project that goes wrong without any warning at all. Seemingly random signs can be easier to understand if you use a template to see how they fit into a pattern.

The project staff usually react when [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Communications

There are those who claim that all project management problems can be reduced to a failure to communicate properly. This may be an exaggeration, but it is an exaggeration with an element of truth.

Most communication problems can be sorted into three general categories.

The people doing the communicating

This can generally be broken down into too many or [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Work Environment

Work Environment Problems

It is absurd how often expensive consultants are squeezed into small spaces in an effort to save money. In a self-defeating attempt to recoup some of the expense, the external specialists are given the oldest furniture, the worst views and the noisiest work spaces. This is penny wise and pound foolish – and not [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Testing

One of the keys to achieving quality IT projects is a solid test and review process. As a project owner, you may not be able to read a single line of code, but you will be able to understand poor test results. Whether the test personnel are on your staff or outside consultants, their [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Technical

IT projects are famous for running over budget. There are any number of reasons why this happens, ranging from project owners changing their minds to overly ambitious goals and time tables. Sometimes the reasons are technical. Here are some signs that this may be the case with your project.

The Technology

Many new technologies are being implemented at [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Customers

The customer is always right – except when the customer is wrong.

Project managers are notorious complainers. When asked how a project is going, the invariable answer is “fine”, but when asked about the customer, they are often less pleased. The customer wants to change the plan. The customer does not understand the product or the process [...]

Testing

There are many reasons why software projects often fail to deliver their promised value, but one of the primary causes is that the project owners do not understand software. They understand the project process and its tools – specifications, budgets, schedules, staffing, subcontractors, etcetera – but they cannot read code and therefore have to [...]