A reader sent me a question about identifying risks to initiatives… More specifically, the reader wanted to know how she could ensure that risk identification focused on objectives doesn’t lose sight of risks that may be associated with initiatives. Before going any further, I want to provide a couple of quick definitions: Objectives – a…Read More
In order to have a risk management effort that ultimately “creates, protects, and enhances shareholder value,” you must first have a successful risk identification process. I’ve said it many times, and have heard it repeated elsewhere, that risk identification serves as the foundation for the entire risk management process…without it, the entire process is just…Read More
Recently, I overheard a toddler asking his mother “why?” multiple times while she patiently answered. It went on and on for several minutes, with the mother having to pause several times as she thought of the answers, then he finally said, “Okay” and was satisfied with the answer. How many of you have experienced this?…Read More
The risk identification process, and ERM in general, naturally involves a bit of trial and error. What works for one organization may not work for another, which is why any “best practices” advice you run into should be viewed at a very high level only. When working through how you will identify and assess risks,…Read More
As an enterprise risk management consultant, my goal – and a real passion! – is ensuring companies have the tools they need to identify and properly manage threats and opportunities to business objectives ... Read More
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