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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 [...]

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 [...]

What Did You Just Ask Your Project Manager?

There might be perfectly good reasons why your project managers do not tell you bad news.

 A very smart guy that I once worked for once complained that he had never met a project manager, who when asked how the project was going, said anything other than, “fine”. He was, of course, absolutely spot on.

Twenty years of [...]

Overcoming “What if?”

What to do when potential risks are getting in the way of forward progress

Many years ago on a planet far, far away, I worked on a project that was stuck. We had a clear mission and the desired end state could not have been clearer. Our problem was determining the current situation – and the associated [...]

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: 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 [...]

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, [...]