In part two of my shout out to Antony Marcano’s blog, he uses the acronym MARTA to describe the five different forms of risk treatment: mitigate, avoid, reduce, transfer and accept.
The complete post can be found here http://www.testingreflections.com/node/view/8321
Of course when I read the acronym, MARTA, it immediately made me think of the character by that name in the movie Scarface. A scene in a motel involving Tony Montana, a chainsaw and a drug deal gone bad. Here is my homage to the other Marta.
Tony walks in and is introduced to Marta, a Colombian girl with “expressionless eyes, red fingernails, and short boy-cut hair, sitting on the bed watching television.”
Hector: Hello. This is Marta.
Tony: Marta, hello.
Hector: I am Hector.
Tony: And I am Tony. So, Omar says you’re okay.
Hector: Yeah? Good. Omar’s okay.
Hector: So, you got the money?
Tony: You got the stuff?
Hector: Sure I have the stuff, but I don’t have it right here with me now. I got it close by.
Tony: Well, I don’t have the money either, man. I have it close by, too.
To read more about the risk management MARTA click on the link above but to see the other Marta, go rent Scarface.