As with any business, I often get asked the question "what do you do?" The answer has evolved; also an occurrence with many businesses. One aspect of what dse does is that we teach companies to "fish" with risk assessment. We provide the tools (software), the training, and the resources (books, guidance, etc.) to get folks up to speed and engaged in the risk assessment process. If companies want to do risk assessment on their own, and they should for many reasons discussed in this blog, then we have the tools and techniques to get them up and running quickly and effectively.
But sometimes people just want dinner, they don't want to learn to fish. dse also helps these folks by fishing for them, doing risks assessments efficiently and effectively. This allows those customers who have a specific need for a risk assessment to avoid the time to learn the process and stay focused on their other responsibilities. Outsourcing a risk assessment can be a very effective way to meet a project schedule or its needs.
Some risk assessment service providers tend to emphasize the complexity of the risk assessment process to encourage companies to hire their services to guide them through the effort. Unfortunately this is more than a little self serving and does not serve the client's best interests. The risk assessment process is neither very hard (once you understand the principles) nor expensive unless unusual circumstances apply. If you are interested in a quote to either learn to fish or just have dinner - please contact our office at 734-483-2033.