FREE BOOK: Guide to effective risk management (17500+ downloads)

Risk management is ultimately about creating a culture that would facilitate risk discussion when performing business activities or making any strategic, investment or project decision. In this free book, Alex Sidorenko and Elena Demidenko talk about practical steps risk managers can take to integrate risk management into decision making and core business processes. Based on our research and the… Continue reading FREE BOOK: Guide to effective risk management (17500+ downloads)

Practical ideas: CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE YOUR OWN RISK MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Risk management has evolved significantly over the last 10 years and we probably haven’t seen the last of the changes just yet. Norman Marks recently called for a leap change in risk management guidance. Alex Sidorenko, one of the authors of this guide, has also published a series of articles calling for a major change… Continue reading Practical ideas: CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE YOUR OWN RISK MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Practical ideas: BUILD YOUR OWN NETWORK OF RISK ADVISORS

We always encourage risk managers not to reinvent the wheel. Learn from others. Build connections with risk managers from similar companies. A good place to meet similar minded risk managers is the G31000 group on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1834592. Do not be afraid to share your own experiences or participate in online and face-to-face discussions or initiatives… Continue reading Practical ideas: BUILD YOUR OWN NETWORK OF RISK ADVISORS

PODCAST: Start by selecting the overall framework and documenting legal requirements 17.05.2018

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAs far as international risk management standards go, the best choice for any non-financial organisation is by far the ISO 31000:2018. At the time of writing the standard had been officially translated and adopted in 70+ countries, making it truly global. ISO 31000:2018 is an international… Continue reading PODCAST: Start by selecting the overall framework and documenting legal requirements 17.05.2018

Practical ideas: TAKE OWNERSHIP OVER SOME RISK ASSESSMENTS

At the risk of sounding controversial, we believe risk managers sometimes need to take responsibility for providing an independent risk analysis not based on the information supplied by the management. Although rare, there may be situations where manager approving the project or making a decision has significant conflicts of interest or there may be suspicion… Continue reading Practical ideas: TAKE OWNERSHIP OVER SOME RISK ASSESSMENTS

Practical ideas: PROMOTE RISK MANAGEMENT AS A SERVICE

Risk managers have a unique competency to identify and analyse risks using advanced tools like scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis, decision trees and Monte-Carlo simulations. This toolset can significantly improve business decision making. And just like any other service or tool it needs to be marketed to the rest of the organisation. Risk management needs to… Continue reading Practical ideas: PROMOTE RISK MANAGEMENT AS A SERVICE

PODCAST: Guide to effective risk management 12.05.2018

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNowadays, risk management is on everyone’s corporate agenda; let it be a private or public organisation. A special attention to risk management is paid by governments, stock exchanges, shareholders and regulators. However, this hasn’t always been the case. We began our risk management research back in… Continue reading PODCAST: Guide to effective risk management 12.05.2018

Practical ideas: INFORM MANAGEMENT ABOUT EMERGING RISKS

Risk managers can bring a lot of value to the company by informing management about emerging risks. To do this, risk managers need to establish procedures for scanning the external and internal environment, for identifying emerging risks, recording them and informing senior management in a timely manner. In order to identify emerging risks, risk managers… Continue reading Practical ideas: INFORM MANAGEMENT ABOUT EMERGING RISKS

Practical ideas: VALIDATE MANAGEMENT ASSUMPTIONS

Validating management assumptions is probably the single most important value a risk manager can bring to his / her company. As companies and markets are becoming more interdependent, an issue in one industry or country may have a flow on effect on the global supply chain. The business environment is becoming more volatile. Unfortunately, many… Continue reading Practical ideas: VALIDATE MANAGEMENT ASSUMPTIONS

The most amazing risk management interview… ever…

During my recent trip to Australia, I had an amazing opportunity to sit down with Grant Purdy to talk about where risk management started in Australia, the origins of the AS/NZS4360 and the ISO31000 and why modern day risk management, as perceived by majority risk managers in non-financial companies, is an embarrassment to the profession. Grant… Continue reading The most amazing risk management interview… ever…