Expect the Unexpected – How the SNB Surprised Everyone

Risk management is about looking for uncertainties that could jeopardize company goals, project goals or your personal goals. However, you are often surprised by events that you did not expect at all, but were not unlikely to occur. When such events occur, however, they often hit like a bombshell. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) produced […]

What Does VUCA Mean in the Context of Projects?

What Does VUCA Mean in the Context of Projects?

VUCA is a term that describes the unpredictable and rapidly changing nature of the modern business environment. VUCA is an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of general business conditions, market situations and world events. In this article, we will explore how VUCA affects products development in projects and how risk management […]

The ROAM Risk Model in Agile Projects and Its Deficiencies

The ROAM Risk Model in Agile Projects and Its Deficiencies

The importance of risk management in projects can not be emphasized enough. This seems obvious, but unfortunately most project managers or agile teams have not yet recognized this. In recent years, the ROAM Risk Model has become established in agile projects at team level, but also at higher levels in scaled frameworks, e.g. in SAFe. […]

Assumptions in Projects Are Often Neglected Risks

There are many types of risks that threaten your project. These depend on the type of project or the industry sector in which it is carried out. One particular type of risk that is often ignored, however, are the assumptions that are made in most projects. “We assume this will be the case or this […]

Why You Should Not Rely on Risk Models

Why You Should Not Rely on Risk Models

Risk models are designed to help organizations manage risk by quickly identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing potential risks to which they may be exposed. With risk models, organizations hope to gain a better understanding of the risks to which they are exposed. This with the goal of being able to better and more quickly decide which […]

Why You Should Not Rely on Risk Checklists

Why You Should Not Solely Rely on Risk Checklists

Risk checklists are much used tools in risk management. They can be a good tool in certain situations. However, it is important to understand the limitations of risk checklists. In this article, you will learn what the advantages and disadvantages of risk checklists are and why I recommend this tool only to a limited extent. […]

How to Use SharePoint Workflows in Your Project

How to Use SharePoint Workflows in Your Project

SharePoint Workflows have been around for many years. However, it is a functionality, that in my experience, is not often used in business and projects. However, anytime you need some sort of approval or business process occurs more often, you should think about using the workflow capability for that. There are several ways to create […]