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Dr. David Hillson, Founder and Director of The Risk Doctor Partnership, UK

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Since the dawn of time, mankind has used myths to make sense of the uncertainty that surrounds us. More recently myths have crept into risk management and business projects. Although risk myths have some basis in truth, they fail to accurately represent reality. Here are top ten risk myths and counterpoint rationale showing how to counter the myths.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, communication

No doubt, stakeholders can impose risks on your contracting processes, but preventing them from becoming problematic is easier than you might think, especially if you use Dr. David Hillson’s robust and proven framework for dealing with risky stakeholders and follow his recommended strategies for managing them. It’s all about exploiting uncertainty to create value. 

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Obviously risk management is supposed to manage risk. But in over thirty years of working in the field, and having seen thousands of risk registers, I’ve found that about half of the things people identify as risks are actually not risks at all.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, risk management

Everyone knows that “business hates uncertainty.” It poses clear threats to business, but offers significant opportunities as well.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, contracting excellence, risk management

Risk management has been recognized for some time as a formal discipline in its own right, and there is growing consensus on the elements which comprise best practice. However, the risk management field has not fully matured and there are a number of areas requiring further development.

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Topics: risk management

Contracts are a mechanism for transferring risk between contracting parties. And yet many people wrongly think that transferring the risk is nothing more than choosing the right form of contract. It's puzzling. Worse, it's really problematic!

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