23rd November 2016

Risk Management in The Lord of the Rings?

It’s not often we can combine risk management with The Hobbit. So we were thrilled to do this at our recent customer event. At Risk Decisions, we place customers at the centre of everything.

We’re committed to building a vibrant customer community where clients can exchange experiences, share pain points and challenges as well as explore opportunities. Doing this with their peers is a great way to create a culture of best practice and leadership in risk.

Our client user group meet-ups have become a regular feature in our calendar, bringing together a wide range of international customers and prospects from multiple industries to share their risk management ideas and concerns in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our most recent meeting earlier this month comprised a valuable mix of sessions, covering case studies, risk management theory and process together with a Predict! product update and roadmap. As with previous versions, we are working closely with our customers as we shape the enhancements, discussing capability requirements and reviewing prototypes.

We were delighted to welcome Ryan Beak from the Cost Assurance and Analysis Service within the UK Ministry of Defence. Ryan talked through their approach to schedule analysis with suppliers, and why this is vital for engaging with the MoD.

Mark Lee from QinetiQ gave a very well received presentation on the importance of risk maturity. Setting the scene with examples of extreme project failures, Mark illustrated how mature risk management can help organisations, underpinned by QinetiQ’s Risk Management Maturity (QRMM) methodology.

Bring risk management and Lord of the Rings together

The night before, we’d enjoyed a fascinating literature walk based on JR Tolkien’s Oxford to enable customers to get to know us and each other. Building personal relationships is so important to everyone at Risk Decisions and we’re looking forward to our next meet-up.


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