Often when I talk about unhelpful entries in risk registers there is some disbelief from the people I’m talking to. I present some examples, and people’s first reaction is “but … Continue reading Is your risk register helpful?
It’s difficult to move from a so-called “risk” to looking at things in a more practical way. But I find if we “zoom out” it helps a lot. I’ve written … Continue reading Zooming out to look at “risks” more effectively
I’ve said previously that I used to struggle with risk management, which I mostly came across when running projects, but also when dealing with business situations more generally. These days … Continue reading Four truths about so-called “risks”
These days I don’t think much about risks and instead think a lot about a more general idea: uncertainty. This is an illustration to suggest why that is valuable. I … Continue reading Why projects go wrong despite risk management
What do you do if a risk is too controversial to admit to? I was discussing this with a friend the other day: he knew a CEO who wanted the … Continue reading Hiding from risk
Here’s a visualisation, which I find useful, to describe the risk inherent in big bang releases. A big bang release of a big tech project is often superficially more desirable … Continue reading Charting risk and incremental development
I was talking security last night to some very experienced digital people. We shared horror stories of various security breaches and attacks. (We all lived to tell the tale). There … Continue reading Responding to security issues