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BBC lists spreadsheet horror stories – how can your organization avoid them?

88% of spreadsheets contain errors claims BBC radio report   This morning, in the few moments left over from coverage on the birth of the latest royal baby, the BBC’s flagship news programme ‘Today’, featured an interview about some of the biggest spreadsheet horror stories. They quoted the chilling statistic… Read More

Open heart surgery on a patient who is simultaneously playing a game of tennis!

Project risk lessons from 150 years of London Underground   It was my great privilege to attend a presentation about the history of London Underground last night given by David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director, Transport for London. It’s the 150th anniversary of The Tube this year making London’s the oldest… Read More

The 3 lines of defense approach to Risk Management – it beats reliance on luck and fate

Looking back on the key messages from World Risk Day, 2013… “The more innovative our products have become; the more risk we must take… The alternative to risk management is luck and fate.” Christoph Schwager, Chief Risk Officer, EADS   World Risk Day 2013 brought together risk experts from a… Read More

Can the private sector learn from the UK public sector’s increased transparency on risk and value?

In your organization is there a clearly articulated plan about your strategic projects which can be accessed by all who need to see it? Are risks identified and shared?   Recent months have seen increasingly useful investigation and reporting coming from the UK’s PublicAccounts Committee and the National Audit Office… Read More

Three key takeaways from PMI’s ‘Pulse of the Profession’ Report

Each year, the Project Management Institute (PMI) releases its ‘Pulse of the Profession’ report – an annual global survey of project management professionals designed to chart the major trends in project management. The report covered numerous facets of successful project management, below are three takeaways that had us nodding our… Read More

Risk Management Case Study: Skanska

Read the latest ARM customer risk management case study. Skanska won the award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Risk Industry” for its pro-active risk management on the M25 London orbital road widening project. Read our latest case study to discover why their project was judged the best in the business… Read More

Active Risk and Crossrail recognized at the Global Risk Awards

We were very pleased and proud to be recognized in the Risk Management Solution category at last night’s Global Risk Awards (presented by the Institute of Risk Management). ARM customer, Crossrail, also received a “Highly Commended” award for Partnership of the Year.   ARM users CH2M Hill, Network Rail, Crossrail… Read More

Great new images of the Crossrail project tunnelling deep beneath London

The new photos recently published by Active Risk customer, Crossrail, really bring home the epic nature of some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects.   Work is now going on round-the-clock using 5 enormous tunnelling machines and is on-track to create 26 miles (42km) of tunnels beneath central London. Pushing… Read More