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Survey Shows Need to Improve Project Risk Management to Positively Impact Margins and Profitability

  KPMG’s 2012 Global Construction Survey, highlights the “great global infrastructure opportunity” for engineering and construction firms. In today’s turbulent economy, it’s the organizations that can manage project and program risk most effectively right from the start that will benefit through improved margins and profitability.   For the 2012 survey… Read More


Follow the Federal Enterprise Risk Management Leaders to avoid the “Fiscal Cliff”

Guest blog from David Emanuel, Active Risk Account Director, US Government reviewing the key messages from the 2012 Federal ERM Summit.   The 2012 Federal Enterprise Risk Management (FERM) Summit was held on September 17-18 in Washington DC and it was a great success on all fronts. The forum brought together… Read More


Practical Advice on Board Oversight of Enterprise Risk

A recent Harvard Law School blog, “A Framework for Board Oversight of Enterprise Risk”, provides an excellent practical summary of this very important topic. This is an area where many boards are currently looking for additional input and guidance. The question check-lists provided in the blog will be very useful… Read More


Spreadsheets are Killing Your Business!

  Do you feel that? Each stinging slice and stab to the heart… that’s spreadsheets slowly and methodically ruining your risk management efforts and killing your business.   Microsoft Excel is by far the dominant business tool used by organizations around the world. I did a quick poll of my own… Read More


Study finds advanced Risk Management is a key factor in major Capital Project Success

A.T. Kearney’s recently released Excellence in Capital Projects study highlights the major capital project best practices. It also details the challenges facing both the sector and the teams that manage high-impact, billion-dollar projects.   Three common themes distinguish the capital project leaders from the rest of the pack — not… Read More