I’m Andrew Sheves and I’ve been a risk manager for some of the world’s biggest firms but also for small businesses, schools, and NGOs. I want to simplify risk management and make it something that everyone can understand so I share my ideas through books, courses, and my blog. I also build tools and software to help risk manager be efficient, effective and successful.

I publish a newsletter most weeks with articles, ideas and tools to help you with your risk management projects. You can subscribe to it here.

Here are some resources that might be of interest

Just starting out?

If you are just getting started, take a look at the Risk Management Basics Course. It’s my short free course to introduce you to the basics of risk management.

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Need a roadmap for your risk assessment?

Need to start that risk assessment now? Download my free risk manager’s roadmap here. It’s a step-by-step guide that leads you through the risk assessment process from start to finish with links to the references and templates you need to succeed.

Risk Manager’s Roadmap

Have a specific project in mind?

Take a look at one of the project pages which have everything you need for your project in one place.

You’re Conducting a Risk Assessment

Here are some of the key resources you might need to help you plan, conduct and deliver your risk assessment.

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You’re building a risk management system

Building a risk management system is hard. Integrating one into an organization can be even harder. Here are some resources to help.

You’re Interested in Enterprise Security Risk Management

Here are resources to implement an ESRM program based on the ASIS ESRM standard and ISO 31000.

learn about Risk Management Basics here

You’re just getting started

Whether you are a newly-appointed risk manager, have just been brought onto a risk management project or been appointed to a governance and oversight role, these resources will help you get started as quickly as possible.

You’re looking for risk management software

Good software solves a lot of issues but bad software creates more problems than it solves. Unfortunately, most risk management software out there is: – Too slow – Too complicated – Too expensive DCDR was built to solve these problems and to put effective, simple and affordable risk management software into everybody’s hands. Get the … Continue reading You’re looking for risk management software

Still can’t find what you’re looking for?

Take a look below to find the resources that you need. Can’t see what you’re looking for? Try searching the blog.

Some background

What’s KISS risk management?

KISS risk management is all about making risk management as simple as possible.

Most of us need something that’s fast to adopt, easy to implement which can be managed with a limited budget when there’s a shortage of time.

Most people don’t need complicated systems and processes that require a dedicated team to manage and a Master’s degree to understand.

Even after 15 years in the industry, I still come across risk management systems that baffle me. Worst of all, they sit unused because they are too complicated or time consuming. The upshot: risk management is overlooked or not managed properly.

That’s what KISS risk management is for. It’s a set of tools, guidelines and templates to make your risk management work as simple as possible. It’s a system for people who are short of time, resources and budget but still need to run a risk management program.

It’s a system for you

Read more about the KISS philosophy here

To build this system, I’ve taken everything I’ve used over the last 15+ years and boiled it down to the bare essentials. Anything that felt too bulky or cumbersome has been removed as well as anything that has to be forced to work. What remains is a simple, streamlined set of resources that anyone can put to use, as quickly as possible.

Most importantly, everything works in the real world

This isn’t a beginner’s set of tools that you need to upgrade later.

Nor is it a system that only works for a smaller organization.

It’s the exact same tools, templates and techniques I built and used for some of the world’s biggest companies. The difference is that I’ve simplified them as much as possible so you can put them to work, no matter the size of organization or your expertise. Everything is adaptable and scalable to meet your needs.