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A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management
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Contents

Foreword

Introduction

What is risk management?

The risk facilitator

Facilitating the risk management process

Risk workshops

Potential pitfalls and how to overcome them

Ten golden guidelines for the risk facilitator

Index.

About the Author

Dr Penny Pullan is Director of Making Projects Work. Penny is a highly-qualified project manager, facilitator and trainer, with a broad experience both inside multinational companies and as an external consultant. Penny is experienced in facilitating risk workshops and equipping others to do so. See www.makingprojectswork.co.uk Ruth Murray-Webster is Director of Lucidus Consulting Limited. Ruth is a highly-qualified and respected business consultant, with broad experience in managing organisational change in a cross-cultural context and across a wide range of sectors, and a particular interest in the human aspects of effective change management. She is co-author of two earlier Gower books, Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude and Managing Group Risk Attitude See www.lucidusconsulting.com

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'Risk meetings don't have to be boring: A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management is the book that risk managers have been waiting for. It provides practical guidance on facilitating risk workshops, and making risk management happen outside of the workshop setting as well. Dotted throughout with cartoons, the emphasis is on practical guidance for getting things done without suffocating those poor souls who have to attend risk reviews. The book provides a clear introduction to tackling risk (including opportunities) in a fun, professional way, with the aim of gaining consensus. It's pragmatic and practical, with real-life examples to show how risk management can become ingrained in the day-to-day management of initiatives in your organisation.' - Elizabeth Harrin, author of Project Management in the Real World and Head of IT Programme Delivery, Spire Healthcare 'The book makes a compelling case for the role of a risk management facilitator, to ease the operation of risk management processes by enthusing and engaging people, and by maintaining continued ownership and accountability until the risks have been closed.' John Greenwood '...There are a number of useful tools and techniques in the book and the accompanying website which could really benefit workshop facilitators...I found the "tried and tested tips" section to be the most useful, where the writers share their extensive knowledge and experience with the reader. Overall, the book was really thought-provoking, particularly the argument for keeping the assessment of risk impact separate from the assessment of probability.' Mark Braham, MCQI CQP, Quality Assurance Manager, the AA '...The authors draw on their considerable experience of running risk workshops, and offer some really good advice, especially in the section dealing with pitfalls...The book is written in a breezy, chatty and conversational style...' Health and Safety at Work Magazine

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