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Useful sources of information on risk management

Project Management Institute: http://www.pmi.org/

With over 112,000 members around the world, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the leading non profit professional association in the area of project management.

"PMI provides global leadership in the development of standards for the practice of the project management profession throughout the world. PMI's premiere standards document, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), is a globally recognized standard for managing projects in today's marketplace. The PMBOK® Guide is approved as an American National Standard (ANS) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). PMI is committed to the continuous improvement and expansion of the PMBOK® Guide, as well as the development of additional standards."

The PMI website also hosts a specific interest group on risk management where professionals exchange practical ideas, real life solutions and lessons learned (http://www.risksig.com/).

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: http://www.oecd.org/

The OECD home page offers a search engine that will lead you to reports, surveys and other documents that hold very interesting information on risk management specific to many sectors. You can browse through, download or buy papers of interest.

US federal government: http://firstgov.gov/

With the search engine from the US government portal, you can consult more than 1,000 documents on risk management including reports, guides, related sites, and best practices. For instance, if you are interested in the implementation of risk management practices in your organization, you can consult "Information Risk Management: A Roadmap to for the Federal Government," a guide produced by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council.

"This document focuses on an initiative sponsored by the Chief Information Officer Council to identify effective practices for implementation of Risk Management in today's e-government environment. Using the enclosed survey, the project team is seeking information from your key personnel involved in information assurance and risk mitigation in order to capture accurate concerns from both a policy and technical standpoint." http://cio.gov/spci/spci/security/IRM_Survey.html

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/

If you want to know how governments from other countries support risk management, a visit to the Canadian Treasury Board website offers information on policies and publications on risk management. (http://www.tbs-ct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/dcgpubs/riskmanagement/siglist_e.asp).