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  • Book review: Grant Avery, Project Management, Denial and the Death Zone

    This book review by Dr Dale Cooper of Grant Avery: 'Project Management, Denial and the Death Zone: Lessons from Everest and Antarctica' (with a foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes), was published in RiskPost, the newsletter of RiskNZ (formerly the New Zealand Society for Risk Management), in March 2016. Grant Avery's fascinating book makes interesting and entertaining reading, as well as providing insights into aspects of managing risk in projects that we rarely think about in depth.

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  • Broadleaf’s peer review activities

    We have undertaken high-level independent reviews for important projects. These include qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and value improvement activities undertaken by other professional organisations and in-house teams. Drawing on decades of experience in this field, we have examined the design of the processes used, the information sources they draw upon, the implementation of the processes and the interpretation of their outputs.

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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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