In the context of the CIO or CTO role, today I would like to focus on a concrete aspect that is part of this job: understand vendor lock in. In software solutions one of the long term decisions to be done is to pick the right software or platform. In the context of IT the … Read more
This post is an exercise to map some of the main components of the assurance side of a company. The maps are out of context but it would apply to major business companies. The main map When we talk about quality assurance, internal audits, cybersecurity, regulations, and we forget about the purpose, the users and … Read more
I just learn the existence of this graphic way to show risks: It’s a risk assessment model so you do not forget that when working with different systems, a chain of risks can turn into a issue and provoke a major impact. The Model leverages the idea that all system controls, no matter how effective or … Read more
There’s a spanish proverb that says: “A picture is worth a thousand words”, and this one fits with it:
Risk management is one of the key points when you trade in any market I have to mature the risk management mindset and measure how the actions I perform are working with respect a level of exposure that I want to take. Definition of level of exposure Perform operations between 0,5% and 2% of the … Read more
Tolerate uncertainty and live with it, understand complexity, ambiguity and live with it, manage all these tensions about what can happen is the main goal of risk management. Projects managing risks in an isolated way is a big risk for the organizations. By this reason the use of a clear risk management framework at program … Read more
We are involved in a project with a weird set of requirements: customer insist on approving all technical documents involved in the project. Ok, no problem, we have adapted the project plan to deliver them and allow them to check it. If you are able to check it, we have not problem to adopt this … Read more
Why communications is important? It’s easy, because: single biggest issues is lack of understanding and ownership of original deal, so you need to communicate, communicate and communicate… , and then ensure the feedback you receive is what you explained.