Threats vulnerabilities and recommendations in an affinity diagram
Section 1: Affinity Diagram
The purpose of the PowerPoint presentation is to show threats, vulnerabilities, and recommendations in an affinity diagram. An example of this diagram is provided in your textbook on page 95. As a risk management project manager, you must identify the threats, vulnerabilities, and recommendations for ABC IT Organization’s application database server. The following must be provided with speaker notes in the notes section of each slide.
1. Title Slide
2. Threat Slide
3. Vulnerability Slide
4. Recommendation Slide
5. Reference Slide
Your presentation must be at least five slides in length. Slides two, three, and four must contain at least one graphic (picture, photograph, graph). Your slides must contain speaker notes. You are required to use at least three resources in your presentation, one of which must be your textbook.
Your reference slide and in-text citations must be in APA style. Section 2: Risk Assessment Compliance The purpose of the PowerPoint presentation is to correlate the compliance with applicable laws to the risk management scope. This is important in mitigating the strategies in the risk management plan. From the list below, select one of the laws/compliance for your PowerPoint presentation:
1. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act,
2. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard,
3. Federal Information Security Management Act,
4. Sarbanes-Oxley Act,
5. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or
6. Children’s Internet Protection Act.
Once you have selected one of the laws from the list above, create a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following items.
1. Explain how the compliances associated with the law impact business procedures.
2. Select at least two of the risk management scope topics, and summarize their function.
3. Explain what countermeasures you would utilize for the selected scope topics.
The affinity diagram organizes a large number of ideas into their natural relationships. It is the organized output from a brainstorming session. Use it to generate, organize, and consolidate information related to a product, process, complex issue, or problem. After generating ideas, group them according to their affinity, or similarity. This idea creation method taps a team’s creativity and intuition. It was created in the 1960s by Japanese anthropologist Jiro Kawakita.
Typical situations are:
The affinity diagram process lets a group move beyond its habitual thinking and preconceived categories. This technique accesses the great knowledge and understanding residing untapped in our intuition. Affinity diagrams tend to have 40 to 60 items; however, it is not unusual to see 100 to 200 items.
Materials needed: Sticky notes or cards, marking pens, and large work surface (wall, table, or floor).
(During a brainstorming session, write directly onto sticky notes or cards if you suspect you will be following the brainstorm with an affinity diagram.) Randomly spread notes on a large work surface so all notes are visible to everyone. The entire team gathers around the notes and participates in the next steps.
Tips: Use markers so words can be read clearly even from a distance. With regular pens, it is hard to read ideas from any distance. Written ideas should be between three and seven words long.
Attempt to look for relationships between individual ideas and have team members simultaneously sort the ideas (without talking) into five to 10 related groupings. Repeat until all notes are grouped. It’s okay to have “loners” that don’t seem to fit a group. It is also okays to move a note someone else has already moved. If a note seems to belong in two groups, make a second note.
Tips: It is very important that no one talk during this step. The focus should be on looking for and grouping related ideas. It is also important to call these “groupings.” Do not place the notes in any order or determine categories or headings in advance.
From these relationships, attempt to define categories and create summary or header cards for each grouping or category. You can discuss the shape of the chart, any surprising patterns, and especially reasons for moving controversial notes. Make changes and move ideas around as necessary. When ideas are grouped to the team’s satisfaction, select a heading for each group. To do so, look for a note in each grouping that captures the meaning of the group. Place it at the top of the group. If there is no such note, write one. Often it is useful to write or highlight this note in a different color.
Tips: Header cards should clearly identify the common thread for all groupings and should be descriptive of that thread.
Assign all ideas to the identified categories by placing ideas under header cards.
Tip: Base assignment on “gut feel,” not through contemplation.