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  • Business and project risk management review

    Broadleaf assisted a major professional service business, operating across defence, aerospace and other high technology sectors, to assess its existing risk management practices and identify opportunities to enhance them.

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  • Broadleaf’s work with roads and highways

    Broadleaf has worked for many years on projects involving roads, highways and associated infrastructure, including bridges and tunnels, for owners (usually Government agencies), contractors and alliances between public and private sector organisations.

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  • Dr Dale Cooper presents to the NSW Planning Assessment Commission

    Broadleaf facilitated an integrated risk assessment for the Underground Expansion Project at Wollongong Coal's Russell Vale Colliery, a requirement for planning approval. The assessment focussed on risks that might affect the quantity of water in Cataract Reservoir, the quality of the water flowing into the Reservoir and the ecological health of upland swamps and creeks. The assessment was reviewed by an Independent Risk Assessment Panel and the regulators. Our report was presented to the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC). On 8 December 2015, Dr Dale Cooper summarised the risk assessment process and outcomes at a PAC public hearing in Wollongong.

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  • Podcast on project risk modelling

    Stephen Grey was interviewed for the Project Controls Podcast series a while ago and the result is now available online at http://projectcontrolspodcast.com/blogs/news/48529025-episode-7-creating-value-from-uncertainty-with-dr-stephen-grey

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  • Free webinar on managing risk management performance

    Broadleaf in association with Cura will be providing a series of free webinars on risk management matters of interest. The first of these will occur on Friday September 4 and will discuss how organisations can improve their approach to managing risk using conventional performance management techniques.

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  • Foundations of risk management – new video course

    Based on our experience over many years as to the minimum knowledge and skills people need to manage risk effectively in any organisation we have created a series of ten, short videos that are intended to explain the foundations for modern-day risk management. Initially we have prepared three modules and will be issuing others on a monthly basis.

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  • Liability risk assessment for a major IT services contract

    Broadleaf recently completed a contract liability risk assessment for a major IT service delivery for a Commonwealth agency. This was to help the procurement team arrive at an appropriate limit or cap on commercial liabilities to be included in the contract. Setting an appropriate limit avoids the imposition of an unreasonably large cap (or even unlimited liability) on the supplier, an approach that leads to unnecessary increases in the contract price.

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  • Concessional loan risk assessment

    Broadleaf carried out a risk assessment of a concessional loan offered by the Commonwealth Government. The risk assessment examined the administration and financial performance of the loan. It confirmed the existing controls were well designed and reasonable in the circumstances as well as helping to establish priorities for assurance of the controls during the term of the loan.

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  • New book: World Class Risk Management

    Norman Marks, a well known writer and thinker on risk management has recently published a new book on World Class Risk Management. Grant Purdy was asked by Norman to review the book as it as written and also to provide a forward. Broadleaf is delighted to be associated with this book. Norman has used his considerable experience in business to explain risk and its management from first principles, to challenge some of the logically inconsistent, complex and self-serving concepts that currently bedevil the practice and the profession.

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