#17: Take a portfolio-based approach to risk.

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As with shares on a financial market, projects carry compensatory risk is proportion to their value. The greater value — or reward — a successful project would deliver to an organisation, the greater the risk of failure; the easy yet valuable projects are likely to have been already completed.

This analogy with financial markets suggests taking a portfolio-based approach to organisational risk. Rather than relying on the success of only a few high-risk projects, a company should diversify their portfolio of risk by betting on many smaller projects.


Related: 4a1, 17a, 17a

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