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Best practices, lessons learned and advice from your peers in the trenches.

Organizational Risk And Your Project

- by Andy Jordan

How do strategic or organizational risk processes integrate with project-level risk management without causing duplication of effort or confusion? Let’s consider three categories of interaction between the organization’s portfolio and its individual projects.

A Risk Stress Test

- by David Hillson

Can the practice of stress testing improve the way we manage risk on our projects and programs? Yes, and here are two ways we can use this important approach, from identification of risk to organizational readiness.

Thought-leaders and practitioners give voice to the latest trends, techniques and tools.

Breaking the Org

- by Dave Prior

How do organizations prevent improvement intiatives from losing steam? George Schlitz says leaders need to create “safe yet effective disruption” by identifying processes and policies that are getting in the way of effective change and then developing new approaches that support the desired values. [13:20]

Keep Your Options Open

- by Dave Prior

We need more options and fewer commitments, says Jabe Bloom, who helps organizations be more agile in their decision-making through Real Options Theory. It requires engaging with uncertainty, creating and keeping options open as long as possible, and then figuring out the optimal moment to choose. [23:30]

There's no one right way to get the job done — it's about context and striking a balance that suits the situation. Let's compare and contrast different approaches.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Dan Patterson

CEO/Founder, Acumen
Globally recognized project analytics thought leader and software entrep…

Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork
Janis has been writing for ProjectsAtWork for more than a decade, starti…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

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