This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
The Critical Importance of Documented Risk Assessment
In April of 1912, Captain E.J. Smith said, “Never in all history have we
harnessed such formidable technology. Every scientific advancement known
to man has been incorporated into its design. The operational controls
are sound and foolproof!” This quote went on to become synonymous with
one of history’s greatest failures to adequately assess risk: the
sinking of the Titanic. A contemporary example of a poorly documented
risk assessment process is the current water crisis in Cape Town, South
Africa. With conversations into the longevity of Cape Town’s water
beginning from as early as 2012, how is it possible that Cape Town has
become the first city in the world to run out of water? The simple
answer to an incredibly complex problem is this: The strategy to prevent
such a crisis was insufficient and poorly documented.