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Monday, May 5 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
21st Risk Management: Supporting Mathematical Analysis with Social Influence

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Today’s complex projects need proactive risk management to stand any chance of executing successfully. But the formal methods of identifying, classifying, analyzing and prioritizing have not proven to be effective in ensuring risks are effectively avoided, transferred, or reduced. All risk planning and reduction steps are largely human led activities with success criteria closely linked to social influence, communications and campaigning.

This workshop explains the need for proactive risk management through an examination of the “Flaw of Averages”, it walks through the risk management process through a lean/agile lenses. It then introduces specific practices integrating simple Excel based risk models and social influence. Using case studies, a shared team approach to risk management is described. Through collaborative games, new risk visualization techniques, and empowered teams, examples of risk avoidance and risk mitigation actions are examined.

21st Century risk management should be a whole team activity facilitated by the project manager or risk analyst. Not only is relying on a single person to identify and analyze risks and opportunities inadequate, it also represents an unacceptable risk of its own.  A new framework that leverages people’s strengths while optimizing the whole value stream is presented.

I am doing a workshop at LKNA and I am going to do a risk management toolkit - building on the work Mike Griffiths and I did at PMI - INCOSE  this year embedding program risk management into Agile processes. I will work in simulations for identifying and managing potential impact of dependencies, capacity uncertainty, and demand/scope uncertainty.

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Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile
For over 25 years, I have been passionate about helping organizations deliver technology that makes a difference for their business.After spending a decade as a developer I have been working in software development leadership and enterprise project management positions – coaching... Read More →

Monday May 5, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom A

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