Managers of projects, large and small, document their successes and failures. Review of these assessments helps us understand what works and what doesn’t. For example, we know that projects with open communication and relatively flat power structures enable people to own the process, and because they own it, they make it work.
We also know that low entropy processes are more successful than high entropy processes and that if we work closely with and respect natural energy flows there is a blending of energies – a synergy – a symbiotic synchronicity – much greater than the human inputs.
The risk register is dynamic – it changes through time, circumstance, and the evolution of our perceptions and understanding.
The risk register is used to make a risk management plan which details activities we will use to mitigate risk.
Our risk register and risk management plan are public documents. The more minds assessing risks and contemplating options, the more likely we are to find creative solutions.
|Id||Description of Risk
|Likelihood||Seriousness||Priority for pro-active response||Change in risk thru time||Mitigating Actions||Responsible Officer / group||Cost of response – impact on budget||Work plan
|Risk arising through failure of management processes||evolve symbiotic synchronicity|
|0.1||Breakdown in Communication
This leads to lack of clarity and loss of focus
|Moderate||High||1||Project emulates Quakers – Women guide – men facilitate, with “open information flow, flat power, low entropy, keep it simple” processes||Directors|
|0.2||Lack of definition and lack of clarity in Scope||moderate||High||1||Carefully structure scope documents. Review and update frequently.||Directors and pm|
|0.3||Lack of Financial control||moderate||High||1||Monitor budget and expenditures carefully.||Directors and pm|
|0.4||Lack of understanding of thermodynamics / laws of energy conservation. Drift into high entropy processes and activities.||high||High||1||Circulate information about thermodynamics / energy conservation / entropy. Lead by example. Carefully structure project to maintain high efficiency low entropy processes.||Directors and pm|
|0.5||Murphy’s Law – “If it can go wrong, it will most likely go wrong.”||high||High||1||Plan on it – be prepared. If we do not respect the second law of energy conservation, everything will go wrong||Directors and pm|
|1.0||Risk of damage to humans, & habitat from climate change caused by CO2, CH4 overload in atmosphere and loss of carbon sequestering forests||Very high. Already locked in||Very high||1||Becomes more severe||Help people learn the mental and physical skills and processes needed to be able to adapt and prosper – how to build communities, grow food, build strong structures, and protect carbon sequestering forests.||Directors|
|1.1||Disruption of food supplies –
breakdown of monoculture production and centralized distribution systems, breakdown of infrastructure
|high||high||High focus||Encourage families & communities to garden and grow food, plant food trees into forests, and evolve community strategies for securing food supply.||Directors|
|1.2||Increased severity & frequency of powerful storms||high||high||Help people to build strong structures and to storm proof their crops.||Directors|
|1.3||Prolonged dry periods
Increased danger of wild fire
|moderate||high||1||Help people to conserve and recycle water, improve the moisture holding abilities of their soils, fire proof their dwellings and forests, and teach the art of suppressing wild fire.||Directors|
|1.4||Sea Rise||Very high, Already locked in||Very high||1||Encourage people in low lying area to move to higher ground – now.||Directors|
|1.5||Displaced people, refugees||Accept them, heal them, connect them to the land, help them be productive.|
|1.6||Bugs, ticks, and diseases||Enhance habitats for bug eating birds, organic bug repellents, bug proof layers of clothing, bug checks, bio-resonance|