• Cloud based services

    Following a presentation and discussion held on 29th April 2015 at the offices of DLA Piper, participants from the Victorian Public Service (VPS) were asked to comment on how the emergence of cloud based services has affected them. This note describes their responses.

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  • Is project management really rocket science?

    Despite its mysterious aura, rocket science is manageable. Given sufficient time and resources, a team of experts can engineer a rocket motor to meet a specified requirement or to establish that it is not feasible. Project management is not rocket science, but it can be just as complicated and it is frequently more complex, which is quite a different matter.

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  • Procuring cloud based services

    Stephen Grey will be speaking at a discussion on procuring cloud-based services hosted by Landell, DLA Piper, and Broadleaf.
    Date: Wednesday, 29 April 2015 Time: 8:45am-12:00 (lunch to be served after 12:00) Venue: DLA Piper, Level 21, 140 William Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000

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  • Enterprise risk management in World Vision

    World Vision International (WVI) is refreshing its approach to enterprise risk management, building on solid foundations in many parts of its business. Dr Dale Cooper facilitated an intensive two-day training workshop in Bangkok on 3-4 March 2015, tailored for WVI, to form the basis for an internal discussion on how WVI could enhance its practice of risk management.

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  • Practical support for effective risk management

    So often it seems, papers and articles about risk management are not written in plain language so that everyone can understand what is required and how they can improve their own approaches. However, Broadleaf has a different view. We try explain concepts from first principles, using simple language and then give proven, practical solutions based on our many years of experience. In addition to written materials our website now offers video presentations that cover the concept of risk, governance reporting under ASX Principle 7, project risk modelling and the debunking of many myths prevalent in risk management.

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  • RiskNZ Conference, Wellington, October 2014

    Grant Purdy recently delivered a key note speech at the RiskNZ Conference. He spoke on Hearing over the Cacophony and challenged the value of the ever-expanding multitude of artefacts, encumbrances, concocted expressions and three letter acronyms that obscure the core concepts for managing risk and clog up current risk management practice.

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  • Broadleaf working with VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal)

    Broadleaf was engaged to review and update VCAT's organisational risk management process. Personnel were engaged in a comprehensive risk assessment focused around three workshops: establishing the context, risk assessment and treatment planning. This was integrated with VCAT's strategic planning process and changes arising from the transition to the newly established Courts Services Victoria administration.

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