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Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today

by Doug Boebinger, MS, PMP®

People working with charts and graphs

This slogan has become the mantra for IPDI.

Over the past 13 years, working with various companies in various industries around the US and Canada, it has become apparent that people and organizations do not do as good a job of “Solving Tomorrow’s Problems Today” as they could or should.

Risk management, in all its forms, is required to be successful in business – either as an individual or as an organization.

It’s a matter of fire prevention vs. fire fighting.  Fire prevention takes all of 15 minutes and a bucket or two of water to drown the campfire.  However, not taking 15 minutes now will result in hundreds, if not thousands, of person-hours, millions of dollars of equipment, loss of property and potentially injury and loss of life.

Both situations start out the same, one ends swiftly and successfully and the other ends in disaster.

The decision is yours.

The problem is, people and organizations don’t want to ‘gamble’ time and money now to deal with a problem which may or may not occur later.  They think of it as a ‘gamble’ but that is the wrong perspective.  The correct perspective is to look at it as an ‘investment’.  Invest time and money today to benefit from the reduced level of risk, problems, and stress tomorrow.

We do this in our personal lives.  We wouldn’t think of buying a house without house insurance.  We wouldn’t think about driving a car without car insurance.  Why do we run our projects without ‘project insurance’ – project risk management?

This requires a proactive approach to risk management and a commitment from the organization and team members to spend the necessary time on it.

Contact IPDI today to discuss how we can help you get your ‘project insurance’ in order!

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