Risk management is integrated into, projects and day to day operation, in the domain of Information Technology (IT). Risk registers can be created with many irrelevant items. Risk plans can be created for the sake of complete documentation and may not be needed. Also, risk plans can be copied in and may not be relevant to the actual risk. Risk documentation may not be related to the underpinning components, processes, software and environment critical to a project or operation.

In his presentation, Marcellus will explore an approach to risk management used across a corporation, to support management and reporting at the project level or operation level. Being a consistent approach, risks can be communicated up to a programme and corporate level in a unified view. It assists projects run, using Waterfall or Agile methodologies. Also, it supports the implementation of ISO 9001 and Capability Maturity Model (now CMMI).


Marcellus Brown is a Business Analyst with over 20 years of experience in IT projects. From programme initiation through to close down. With programmes, project lifecycles, working at every stage from requirement through to delivery into production. Plus overseeing bedding down in the target environment with the support teams.

The stages of the lifecycle included creating business justification documents, definition documents, design packages, technical specification documents, programming, creating test plans, testing, implementation and production support. Also worked on an international ITIL based project overseeing suppliers resolving issues and providing information for managing risks.

He is currently the director of Rayners Lane Consultants a small start-up, a member of BCS and Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce. Recently he has joined “Your Business Community” an organisation to support small businesses.


• 6.30 pm - 7.00 pm Refreshments and Networking
• 7.00 pm - 7.45 pm Assumption Based Risk Management
• 7.45 pm - 8.00 pm Q & A
• 8.00 pm - 8.30 pm Networking and close

Assumption based risk management event


Assumption Based Risk Management - Marcellus Brown (PDF)

Assumption Based Risk Management - London West Branch
Date and time
Tuesday 5 March, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
GSM London Greenford Campus
891 Greenford Road