On Monday 10th October I'll be the keynote speaker at an APM event exploring the importance (or not) of risk management in project-based change.
Whether you are a proponent or not of the binary notions of project success and project failure, it's a fact that I've been reminded of again this week that stakeholder confidence is built on our ability to set expectations about how much things will cost and when you'll deliver them.
In this pursuit of certainty of expectation we MUST understand and know how to express risk, i.e. when NOT to be precisely incorrect about what we can deliver.
Stakeholders that need certainty of expectation are not avoiding risk - just wanting to take it with their eyes open. If, like me, you work in project based change, you'll be needing to work out how to do this better so we can help our organisations to create value out of taking more (considered) risk.