This case illustrates the use of risk assessment to assist with a major reorganisation as two government entities were amalgamated. It provided a space in which concerns could be raised and assessed to understand their importance and decide how to address them. A sound process for establishing the context was an important factor in the successful outcomes that were obtained.
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RiskNZ, formerly the New Zealand Society for Risk Management, will be holding its conference in Wellington NZ on 17-18 August 2017. The conference title is Repositioning Risk Management. Dr Dale Cooper will be presenting a keynote address on 'Governance, leadership and enterprise risk management' on 17 August, and chairing a conference wrap-up session on 18 August.
With a view to exploring alternative tools for quantitative project risk assessment, Broadleaf reviewed Safran Risk, a tool for planning and for modelling schedule and cost uncertainty. While Broadleaf does not endorse any specific tools, we use several in our work and discussing their application provides an opportunity to offer insights into quantitative risk assessment and modelling in general.