Project managers, like me, deal with a lot of unknowns. We do this to turn abstracts into realities.

A major issue is risk. Risk can kill a project. I’ve seen it.

The problem is that people confuse risk with facts.

Risks are things that MIGHT happen. Building a building a flood zone in the rainy season? You better put flooding down as a risk. Water destroying work MIGHT happen. It also MIGHT not.

Thanksgiving WILL happen. It’s a fact. I can even predict each year when it will fall. Your planning for thanksgiving is different than for a flood.

Where in your world are you thinking about thanksgiving as a maybe? Changing your thoughts around that area can impact your ability to plan and creat results.