SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: [Sigia-l] "Look, It's Raining Brickbats"
RE: [Sigia-l] "Look, It's Raining Brickbats"
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> [mailto:sigia-l-bounces_at_asis.org] On Behalf Of Listera
> Sent: 24 June 2005 07:15
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> Subject: [Sigia-l] "Look, It's Raining Brickbats"
> Whenever I start a new project, I'd like to gather the
> principals early on for an hour-long meeting where I discuss
> the ramifications of change:
> How do you prepare people for change?
Sometimes, a technique that I've found can be valuable is to arrange a
two-hour "risk analysis" session with as broad a cross-section of the
project team, sponsors and other stakeholders and I can get. The session
is actually more of a team hug than a proper risk analysis, but the name
seems to make people want to attend. In it, I hand out sticky notes and
get everyone two write five "risks" to the project (whatever comes to
them, and without conferring). I then gather these up, group them, stick
them up on the wall and discuss their impact and likelihood of
occurrence, together with how we might mitigate them.
I find that in the process of talking about these risks, various other
conversations come up, including how the senior stakeholders might
handle the occurrence of, say, utter rejection by some part of their
business, etc. It seems to get a lot of things off to a pragmatic start.
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