Clock spider as risk event

Clock spider as risk event
Clock Spider as Risk Event

Image courtesy of "Clock-spider" on Uncyclopedia

I know this photo has been around for a long time but I can’t help but think of this picture as a great metaphor for risk management.  When planning a project, it’s important to consider what could be lurking under the surface waiting to a) derail your project or b) hide under your wall clock waiting to scare the living bejesus out of you.

If this happened in my office I’d likely scream like a girl and be no help whatsoever.

I’m a professor of project management at the college where I work. My students continually amaze me with their insights, passion and all-around awesomeness. I figure they deserve access to more answers than I can give them by myself. This site is for them.