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If you don’t know how to do it, WHY do you want to do it?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 27, 2013  |  2 Comments

“We have decided to do this new thing. We think it has risks. What should we to to make sure that it doesn’t have any risks. This new thing that we’ve decided to do. Without knowing what the risks are, or whether the best practices for risk mitigation have matured.”


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Jay Heiser
Research VP
6 years at Gartner
24 years IT industry

Jay Heiser is a research vice president specializing in the areas of SaaS and public cloud risk and control. Current research areas include SaaS governance, cloud provider transparency and digital business risks.Read Full Bio

Thoughts on If you don’t know how to do it, WHY do you want to do it?

  1. Francois Viljoen says:

    We cannot always eliminate all risks. Make sure that risks are managed and that the potential benefits are big enough. That is why people try new things! Often overcoming risks nobody else could to gain Rewards nobody else could.

  2. Angie Tarasoff says:

    This a career-limiting move waiting to happen.

    We want to do this innovative thing that has the potential to create great rewards. Here’s the process we used to figure out that this innovation is or could be “good.” There are risks associated. Here’s what we’ve done to identify and manage those risks.

    Never sugar coat an innovation by saying that the risks can managed to zero…unless you really enjoy being on the wrong end of a performance conversation…

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