Share your risk management story and win a free VIP pass to #RAW2020

Share your risk management story in the comments below and get a chance to win a free VIP pass to #RAW2020 (valued at $100): https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/ RAW2020 is dedicated to sharing and raising awareness. Help new risk managers, share your story. Tell us: how did you get into risk management? what are the 3 things you… Continue reading Share your risk management story and win a free VIP pass to #RAW2020

RAW2020: Impact of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak on Top Risks – Joachim Schulte

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/impact-of-covid-19-outbreak-on-top-risks/ This talk shows what has been done to assess the impact of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak on the most important risks of the company (Top Risks). The idea was that risk management should help the company to make difficult decisions during a crisis. The approach is based on quantitative risk management, in particular Monte-Carlo simulation,… Continue reading RAW2020: Impact of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak on Top Risks – Joachim Schulte

RAW2020: Agricultural Risk Analysis: art and science – Ariadna Berger

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/agricultural-risk-analysis-art-and-science/ In Argentina we have been applying risk assessment and management concepts in farming for more than twenty years. Price and yield risk can be managed through diversification. Agricultural portfolios can be created by mixing different crops and/or different climate zones, soils and cultivation practices. We also apply risk management to reduce price risk through… Continue reading RAW2020: Agricultural Risk Analysis: art and science – Ariadna Berger

RAW2020: Escalation: The Forgotten Risk – John Hollmann

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/escalation-the-forgotten-risk/ Every project cost estimate includes some allowance for price escalation in its midst. However, few recognize escalation for the potentially devastating risk that it can be. For example, from 2005 to 2008 the price to get a process plant built increased by 50% at a time of negligible inflation. Economic cycles like these are… Continue reading RAW2020: Escalation: The Forgotten Risk – John Hollmann

RAW2020: The Cat Insurance Puzzle: Why People insure their Cellphone but not their Home – Annette Hofmann

https://2020.riskawarenessweek.com/talks/dr-annette-hofmann/ The cat insurance puzzle refers to the low or missing demand for high-severity-low-probability events, which is surprising given the high demand for low-value insurance products such as cell phone insurance policies. While the loss of a cellphone is usually an event of no or low consequence, the loss of a home to a family… Continue reading RAW2020: The Cat Insurance Puzzle: Why People insure their Cellphone but not their Home – Annette Hofmann

Registrations for #RAW2020 are now open

Join the Risk Management Awareness week from 12 to 16 October 2020. Amazing lineup of speakers running online workshops dedicated to integrating risk management into decision making, planning, project management, performance management and core business processes. More than 3500 people from 121 countries participated in 2019 and RAW2020 is going to be even bigger. It… Continue reading Registrations for #RAW2020 are now open

The better alternative to “inherent” and “residual” risk concepts

Few things are certain in life: death, taxes and someone in the risk community asking about inherent and residual risks. In fact the question is so frequent that I even did a short video response: To most organisations inherent vs residual comparison is a way to measure potential risk mitigation effectiveness and the reduction in… Continue reading The better alternative to “inherent” and “residual” risk concepts

5 red flags 🚩when just starting to implement risk management

Ok, the title is obviously irony, because no organisation on the planet is ever “just” starting to implement risk management” or “starting from scratch”. Organisations have been making risk-based decisions since the inception. Often poorly, but that’s another point altogether. And yet, far too many job advertisements I see are looking risk specialists to build… Continue reading 5 red flags 🚩when just starting to implement risk management

5 red flags 🚩when hiring a risk manager

One of the biggest issues in the risk management profession is that many, way too many, people who have the title of risk manager are not really qualified to do the job. Many don’t even have the minimum required education. Imagine a doctor who vaguely remembers doing biology in year 9 high school. Well that’s… Continue reading 5 red flags 🚩when hiring a risk manager

3 steps to set corporate risk appetite

Ok, the title is obviously irony. If you have seen any of my posts you will know how sceptical I am of this management fad called risk appetite. I am actually old enough to remember when consultants started pushing this concept pretending it was both new and useful. Anyway, since the concept is unlikely to… Continue reading 3 steps to set corporate risk appetite