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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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

Triggers, Thresholds, Pre-set Limits and Project Management

Tools for Improving On-Time Delivery

Overfamiliarity is a challenge in risk management. Triggers, thresholds, and pre-set limits are common tools seen frequently in financial and legal transactions, but they are far less common in project management and planning. Project managers are perfectly familiar with them, but often fail to use them properly.

This is a problem – especially [...]