Agile Business Continuity Planning

Now that we’re out and about again, we can share that while under lockdown, we’ve kept our eye firmly on the ball. Embracing and integrating the twelve principles from the international risk standard, we’ve developed an AgileBCP app to help businesses reboot – even to reimagine. AgileBCP – that is, agile business continuity planning puts… Read More

Send three and fourpence we are going to a dance.

Non-trivial decisions – by their very definition,  are crucial. Crucial by demanding the asking of the right questions. Crucial to requiring the implementation of the right actions. Simple – day to day – decisions generally require simple approaches. As problems become more wicked and are characterised by greater uncertainty, decision-making requires clear approaches. Approaches which… Read More

Time is our currency

Of value are risk-based approaches which emphasise the importance of “establishing context”. Unfortunately “context” has become a buzzword – and buzzwords become irksome and lose traction. This is unfortunate because “meaning making” or “sense-making” – again, use whichever jargon or buzzword you like – is fundamental. Critical. It is critical to both “get right” and keep refining. Read More

Beta Testing next week!

I love how people start their posts with “I’m excited to …” People who know me know that I am fairly “unexcitable” – but trust me, I am excited. Let me share where we are up to. This week, our Partnership Board meeting approved moving our upcoming Software as a Service (SaaS) to Beta testing… Read More

Software as a Service Startup – naming competition

Coming out of a board meeting yesterday afternoon I’m excited to share news of a new joint venture startup and invite you to enter our “naming competition” for a case of wine delivered to your door. To help fire up your synapses, some key aspects of the Business Continuity, Risk Management, and Innovative Improvement context:… Read More

What might coming out the other side look like?

Beyond the jargon of “petri dish and pivot” there are opportunities in ‘the risk’. In my search for and development of useful heuristics I was looking for models that started with social needs (outcomes). I fondly redicovered a piece we used “back in the day” (developed by the likes of Kasperson and Kates). I say… Read More

Coronavirus advice …

I’m taking the liberty of reposting what I think is a useful set of considerations – from an expert – that go beyond just washing your hands. “American pathologist James Robb was one of the first molecular virologists to study coronaviruses in the 1970s. He sent this email to family and friends about how he’s… Read More

Disaster management capability

I’ve had several interesting “pandemic preparedness” projects this last few weeks. A few in “crisis mode” but the most interesting has been facilitating a quick snapshot review of how well a particularly vulnerable hospital was prepared for a “surge” – especially coronavirus. To give an independent view we used a straightforward gap assessment approach. The… Read More

Code Red – Catastrophe, Confusion and Confidence

Good morning – or is it? Today, we wake up in Bendigo to a “code red” and what may well be a confusion of advice. Warnings exist – and are issued – with only one purpose. With only one performance required of them. To elicit appropriate protective behaviour. I have looked at the advice and… Read More