Project Management

Benefits with Risk

Risks are all over your project, from the birth of the idea to completion. Maximize benefits with true risk management of your project. In this blog, I bring ideas, some basic level of knowledge on key project subjects. I try to have everything identical in English and French.

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One Century of Radio Broadcast

We are in a period of significant technological innovation. We have been for a long time, each generation has had important innovations for over a century. Creativity is the source of most innovations. Whether by using existing technology in a different way or combined with other technology or in a very different context. Our imagination is the fuel of our creativity as well as innovations.

Radio waves have been part of our life for over a century now. The first radio station broadcast took place on May 20, 1920, in Montreal. It was Marconi's XWA station which stood for "eXperimental Wireless Apparatus". The station was then renamed CFCF, it has long been part of the English network of Radio-Canada.

The use of radio waves has evolved into television, cell phones, wifi and BlueTooth. We are now on the most recent version of cellular with 5G. None of these innovations has eliminated the previous one. We are still listening to the radio. It was a series of technological developments that generated many projects and was used by an incredible number of projects. Innovations that increased the efficiency of projects and opened up new possibilities. These innovations are now part of our lives and it is no longer possible in our projects not to use them. On the contrary, the projects benefit greatly: increased information, real-time updating, etc.

Radio waves have been part of the reality of projects for quite some time. Are they used in your projects?

Nous sommes dans une période d’innovation technologique importante. Nous le sommes depuis un bon moment, chaque génération a eu des innovations importantes depuis plus d’un siècle. La créativité est la source de la plupart des innovations. Que ce soit par l’utilisation de technologie existante d’une façons diffèrente ou combiné avec d’autre technologies ou dans un contexte très différent. Notre imagination est le carburant de notre créativité ainsi que de nos innovations.

Les ondes radio font partie de notre vie depuis maintenant plus un siècle. La première diffusion de station radio a eu lieu le 20 mai 1920, à Montréal. C’était la station XWA de Marconi qui signifiait « eXperimental Wireless Apparatus ». La station a ensuite été renommée CFCF, elle a longtemps fait partie du réseau anglais de Radio-Canada.

L’utilisation des ondes radio a évolué vers la télévision, les cellulaires, le wifi et bluetooth. Nous en sommes maintenant à la plus récente version du cellulaire avec le 5G. Aucune de ces innovations n’a pour autant éliminé la précédente. Nous écoutons toujours la radio. Ce fut une série d’évolutions technologiques qui a généré de nombreux projets et a été utilisée par un nombre incroyable de projets. Des innovations qui ont augmenté l’efficacité des projets et ont ouvert de nouvelles possibilités. Ces innovations font maintenant partie de nos vies et il n’est plus possible dans nos projets de ne pas les utiliser.  Au contraire, les projets en bénéficient grandement : augmentation de l’information, actualisation en temps réel, etc.

Les ondes radio font partie de la réalité des projets depuis déjà un bon moment. Sont-elles utilisées dans vos projets?

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Risk management to avoid unpleasant surprises!

In preparing your invitations to tender unidentified risks become potential additional costs, by increasing delays, poor quality or any other deviance.

In recent months, Canada Post has made headlines for the second generation of mailboxes that have been installed. The first generation did not have a significant locking problem. Undoubtedly when the tender of service the requirements were not specific enough. The new generation was awarded to a Texas firm, which is unfamiliar with winter conditions.

The locks of a large part of the million new boxes have to be replaced, where they are installed. An operation that will be expensive, who will have to suffer the costs of this replacement?

The identification of the risks associated with the use of such boxes should have identified this problem. This would have made it possible to choose an action in the face of risks. Several scenarios would have avoided such a situation, for example:

— Define the context of usage of the mailboxes so that the manufacturer is then responsible for the non-performance of the product.

— A technical requirement of the lock with specifications such that the problem cannot exist, Canada Post would then be responsible for choosing the right specification.

Article originally posted on LinkedIn

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