risk management

Risk Analysis Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

By Brenda Fay / April 9, 2019

I’m working on a project and we’re having an important phone meeting on Friday. The Project Manager (my friend) was talking with me about some things that could go wrong. What if the clients postpone … Read more

Deficiencies: The Achilles’ Heel of Construction Projects

By Brenda Fay / March 15, 2017

This week, please welcome Paul Behner, an accomplished project manager in the construction industry, as my guest writer. Deficiencies are a standard line item on most, if not all, construction projects. Construction project deficiency is … Read more

The Desiderata for Projects

By Brenda Fay / December 22, 2016

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful … Read more

The Best Kind of Goal for Managing Change

By Brenda Fay / October 19, 2016

I attended a workshop recently which was about change and how people deal with it. My goal in attending was mainly to learn more about myself and how I react to change that I didn’t … Read more

Sully, the Risk Manager

By Brenda Fay / September 23, 2016

I went to see Sully last week, a movie based on a true story. Sully – Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – performed a great act of risk management. An airplane pilot, Sully made a quick decision when … Read more

The Unmet Needs Committee

By Brenda Fay / May 11, 2016

I was listening to CBC Radio while driving in my car last week. With the recent Fort McMurray fire in Alberta, CBC reporters were interviewing people from Slave Lake, Alberta, who had assisted those who … Read more

A Successful Person

By Brenda Fay / August 21, 2014

A few weeks ago while I was visiting my mother in Newfoundland, she received a letter in the mail. It was a note from a doctor’s office saying she had an appointment for an urgent … Read more

Risk and Dr. Seuss

By Brenda Fay / January 10, 2014

I was talking with a friend over Christmas who told me of a crisis she had been through. She was in a foreign country and received word that a large contract of hers back home … Read more