Dr. David Hillson

February 15, 2018 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

What is a Risk?

Identifying real risks is critical for effective risk management

The purpose of risk management is obviously to manage risks. But one of the most common failings in the risk management process is for the risk identification step to identify things that are not risks. If this early stage of …

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  • January 8, 2018 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

    Two-Faced Risk Management

    The benefits of lessons learned

    Welcome to 2018! In many languages the month January is named after Janus the two-faced Roman god of doorways, and the start of a new year is traditionally a time for review, looking back at the past 12 months and …

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  • October 19, 2017 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

    Optimize Project Performance using Risk-Based Stakeholder Analysis

    Are your stakeholders advocates, hindrances, or something in-between?

    Most project managers understand that stakeholders possess and exercise various forms of power in the context of a project. The position adopted by stakeholders is likely to have a significant effect on whether or not a project succeeds, and stakeholders …

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  • September 21, 2017 | Knowledge | Dr. David Hillson

    Ten Things Every Business Needs To Know

    Risk and uncertainty are a part of business. Here’s how to face them head-on.

    Everyone knows that “business hates uncertainty.” Uncertainty poses clear threats to business, but it also contains significant opportunities. Sources of uncertainty must be understood so that these threats and opportunities can be effectively managed, allowing us to avoid and minimize …

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  • August 28, 2017 | Insights | Dr. David Hillson

    Business Uncertainty: Threat or Opportunity?

    When done right, risk management is a critical factor in business success

    Plato is quoted as saying that “The problem with the future is that more things might happen than will happen.” Or as Pliny said, “The only certainty is that there is nothing certain.” Nowhere is this more evident than in …

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