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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 [...]

Follow-Up: The IKEA in Russia Corruption Scandal

Jesse Heath has written an interesting follow-up story on the IKEA Russia scandal at Open Democracy Russia .  He raises some interesting questions about what IKEA knew when, but especially noteworthy is the perspective he puts on this particular case:

But what about the Russian side? 

IKEA is one of the country’s largest foreign investors outside of the [...]

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: 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 [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Project Goals

How a project is planned is one matter, the results of the planning is another. The planning team may work well together and the relationship between the parties may be good, but the product – the plan – needs to deliver. In order to do this, the goals have to be realistic, clear, sufficient, and agreed [...]

Signs You Should Worry: Planning

No project plan survives the start of a project intact and the need for change management is as predictable as it is essential. Project owners may not be responsible for maintaining a project’s plan, but they are responsible for keeping the project focussed on overall success – and sometimes they need to offer help maintaining that [...]

Project Risk Management – Mega-Project Runaway Budget Expert Joins Oxford University’s Said Business School

“New Chair appointed to the BT Centre for Major Programme Management. Dr Bent Flyvbjerg will join Saïd from Aalborg University in Denmark on April 1, 2009” (1)http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/news/media/Press+Releases/BT+Chair+announcement.htm

Dr. Bent Flyvbjerg specializes in the management and planning of “mega-projects” and an expert on why they so often go over budget and deliver less than promised. He argues that, [...]

Signs You Should Worry: General

Project managers often feel that there is only one acceptable answer to the question, “How is the project going?”, and the answer is, “Fine”. In general, project managers need help knowing when to ask for help.

Troubled projects rarely appear out of thin air. Generally, there is a broader perception that a project is in trouble before [...]

Nine Things to Remember When Negotiating IT-Contracts, by Peter Lind Nielsen at Computerworld.dk

A very concise, yet also precise, overview of IT contract negotiation posted yesterday on Computerworld.dk.

Nine Things to Remember When Negotiating IT-Contracts, by Peter Lind Nielsen

Computerworld.dk, 30 March 2009


A brief translated summary:

Issues common to all IT-contracts:
- Responsibility for undefined conditions/gaps and interfaces with other systems
- Degree of client collaboration and consequences, if the customer does not collaborate
- Placement [...]

Integrating Management Into Risk Management Planning

One of the primary challenges in risk management planning is integrating management into the planning process. This problem is by no means unique to risk management planning. It is common in project planning, for example, and IT project planning in particular.

This is partly due to the difficulty of explaining often complex issues such as financial or [...]