August 2019 – Risk is uncertainty that matters
In this structured interview with journalist Yu Yanjuan, David Hillson covers a wide range of topics, from risk definitions to dancing the Tango, via risk maturity and AI.
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June 2019 – Risk Management: Past and future
Everyone agrees that the world is risky and that risk management is important. But where did risk management come from, and where is it going? When and how did we learn that managing risk was an essential life skill? And what will our descendants think of how we manage risk today? This article looks back to the past and forward to possible futures, seeking answers to these questions.
March 2019 – Eliminating top ten risk myths spawned by false beliefs
Since the dawn of time, mankind has used myths to make sense of the uncertainty that surrounds us. Here are top ten risk myths and counterpoint rationale showing how to counter them.
February 2019 – Top ten risk myths
Discover the ten most common myths about managing risk, and how to counter them.
February 2019 – Can you deal with risky stakeholders?
Understand why stakeholders are risky (including both threats and opportunities), how to categorise and prioritise hem, and how to influence them effectively.
October 2018 – Why risk includes opportunity
Discover the three reasons why it makes sense to expand the definition of risk to include both threats and opportunities.
September 2018 – Managing both sides of risk
This short article explains how to modify the standard risk management approach to identify, prioritise and capture upside risks (opportunities) at the same time as addressing downside risks (threats). One risk process can do both – find out how!
May 2018 – A little project risk is a Good Thing
This short article explains why risk in projects should be expected and not feared, and outlines critical success factors to ensure that project risk is managed effectively.
February 2018 – What is a risk?
This short article clarifies the difference between risk and uncertainty, explains why risks are always linked to objectives, and suggests the use of structured risk descriptions to ensure unambiguous risk identification.
February 2018 – Ten tips for managing risk in an uncertain world
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