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Duration: 1 day


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BCS Members: Free of charge
Non-Members: £40.00  (including VAT @ 20% )

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Risks are defined here as anything that can affect delivery of critical stakeholder values, including quality requirements, or which can negatively affect resource consumption in the short term or long term.


Risk management needs to permeate all aspects of IT projects and operations.


Risks are everybody’s responsibility, at a very detailed level of planning requirements, contracts, architecture and implementation. 

Our tools can be used on a daily basis when planning and discussing IT projects by all levels of experts, managers, business analysts, architects and system or software engineers. 

Our risk management methods consist of a large number of free practical tools, which can be added to your current methods incrementally. 

Our risk managements methods represent a new fresh view of the risk area. The methods are proven in practice. They are adopted and practiced by leading Corporations worldwide, but still not pervasively known to most professionals or taught on most risk courses. 

They are Advanced Risk Management opportunities. 

Basic Risk Management 

1.1 Risk Related Concepts:

* Threats, Attacks, Mitigation, Built in Mitigation, Damage 

*  Slip, Error, Mistake, Bug, Defect, Major Defect, Defect Density, Defect Cost 

1.2 Basic Risk Management Methods.

*  the weaknesses with conventional risk management methods. 

*  Capturing risks during planning: requirements, architecture, strategy, contracting, installation planning, test planning. The Planning Language approach.


*  Project Risk Management : identifying risks during project building and incremental delivery. 

*  Dynamic Design to Costs (Quinnan, IBM FSD Cleanroom) 

*  Risk Management using Specification Quality Control 

*  Risk Management using Defect prevention Process (Lean continuous process improvement method, ‘DPP’) 

1.3 Requirements Risk Management.

*  Quality and value Requirements risk management

*  Relationships risk management

*  Conflicting requirements risk management



1.4 Design and Architecture Risk Management.

*  design risk management by decomposition to smaller value deliveries

*  design risk management by estimation of multiple values, qualities and costs

*  design risk management by Dynamic Design to Cost (advanced agile)


1.5  Cost Estimation Risk Management.

*  the basic problems with conventional cost estimation: why it is doomed to fail

*  how to do design to cost

*  how to prioritize value for money so risks don’t hit so hard

*  Dynamic Design to cost delivers on time under budget (Cleanroom and Evo experiences)


1.6 Contacting Risk Management.

*  who should bear the risk of deviation?

*  the flexible contracts templates: Agile Contracting 


About Speaker: Tom Gilb Hon FBCS

 Tom Gilb joined IBM in 1958. He has been an international consultant and teacher for 55 years. Written 10 published books. Competitive Engineering (2005), and Value Planning (2016). Tom has developed advanced methods for developing systems of any kind, with emphasis on IT systems and High Quality systems.


He is Honorary Fellow of BCS. See www.Gilb.com


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BCS Quality - Advance Risk Management - Of Costs Time and Quantities
Date and time
Monday 8 January, 8:45am - 5:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
The Davidson Building
5 Southampton Street
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