Managing risk does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions
Risk assessment and management is aimed to create a better future. However, that future begins with the decisions that are made today. Is that how your organization approaches the management of risk?
In July 2020, IEEE Computer magazine published an article titled, “It's On: COVID-19, Risk Ecology, and Preparedness Tips,” co-authored by Hal Berghel (Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nevada), Robert Charette, Ed Happ (executive fellow at the School of Information at the University of Michigan) and John L. King (W.W. Bishop Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan). The paper explores emergency crises, preparedness, risks, surprise, risk fatigue, and provides advice on how to handle them.
In June 2019, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report (GAO-19-514) titled, “Information on Airline IT Outages.” Charette contributed to the information in the report.
Charette wrote an article in the March 2019 issue of IEEE Computer titled, “Evolving from Know-How to Know-What,” that examined whether codes of ethics are effective, and if not, why not?
The idea of winning and losing in IT raises questions about what these terms really mean for the “real world.” In October 2018, Charette and University of Michigan Professor John L. King were co-editors of a special issue of IEEE Computer examining the important topic of “Winning and Losing in IT.”