risk management

Identify and Mitigate Risk

Rapid Change Brings Heightened Risk

Organizations are rapidly transforming to meet their customers’ demands for fast, seamless and user-friendly technologies to conduct business. As new process, technology and organization change is implemented, they want validation that the transformation has minimal risk of failure.

Transformations bring various risks, including potential Technology risks (such as the strategies, processes, systems and people that manage technologies) and Operational risks (which can be process, technology or people driven).

Risk Management

We help identify and mitigate the risks associated with new implementations of process, technology and organization changes. Our experts are focused on delivering rapid value through transparent assessment processes and frequent communication so you can quickly understand and mitigate your risks.

We can help develop the strategies, processes, systems and people to effectively manage these potential risks and ensure your new technologies and processes align with your business objectives.

Our Risk Management solutions harness the power of industry standards, proprietary methodologies and domain expertise to bring Agile methods in conducting Risk Management projects including IV&V.

We provide IV&V expertise to fit your project’s unique needs – from rapid engagements to large, multi-year programs.

We Provide End-to-End Transformation IV&V to Ensure Your Strategy and Execution are On-time, On-budget and Successful

Risk Management Process


Agile, Product and DevOps Adoption Assessments that leverage industry frameworks, including SAFe Scaled Agile, PMI, Scrum Alliance and others.

Risk Management: Organizational Change Management

Organizational Change Management (OCM)

Resource, Role and Management Change Evaluations that leverage PROSCI and other industry frameworks.


Technology Migration, Adoption and Scaling Evaluations that are focused on new Architectures, Automation opportunities and Cloud-native technologies.

Are You on the Best Path?

We provide independent assessments of your needs, how to best implement change and how to validate those changes are made correctly. We bring domain expertise in a wide range of business and IT fields to independently assess your organization’s projects, systems and initiatives to ensure they meet business objectives and deliver value. Our teams:

  • Validate that you are on the right track
  • Identify potential for increased business value
  • Recommend improvements and potential alternatives

Two Methodologies to Support Your Unique Risk Needs

Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V)

Agile IV&V – Assess roles, process and tool usage in Agile, Product Management and Organizational Change Management initiatives.

Agile Embedded IV&V – Provide testing information earlier as part of the Agile team.


Technology Rationalization – Assess Architecture, Development, Operations, Data & Security

Process Rationalization – Review Testing, BPM, IT Service Management (ITSM), Legacy to New Technology Migrations

Organizational Change Management Rationalization  – Assess Agile, Product Management, Lean

Public Sector Risk Management

Federal and quasi-federal entities face multiple transformation hurdles that create potential risks. We understand these unique challenges to transformation and provide specialized Risk Management for the Public Sector that includes:

  • Legacy System –Many are operating monolithic, legacy systems that are often ridged and fail to meet today’s digital business needs.
  • Costly Upgrades –Legacy technology portfolios are often redundant and expensive to upgrade, which detracts from other modernization goals.
  • Gaps in Skillsets –Teams may not be equipped to implement new process, technology and organizational change.
  • Regulatory & Compliance Rules –Public Sector regulations may impede in the adoption of new technology and process.
Risk Management: Mohib Hafizi

“As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.”

Software Automation Developer



Faster feedback and continuous communication using Agile methodologies


Ensure new processes and technologies meet business objectives

Success Stories

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