<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://dc.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=150057&amp;fmt=gif">

Safran Blog

Our project management and schedule risk analysis experts share their knowledge.

Part 5: Why Upgrade from PRA to Safran Risk — Risks and Uncertainties

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) has long been one of the industry’s most popular risk management tools.

I myself have relied on it for the best part of two decades. However, technology has come on leaps and bounds since the turn of the new millennium. It’s progressed to such an extent in fact that legacy systems like OPRA are, quite simply, no longer capable of meeting the needs of the modern project manager.

26th March 2020 Read more

Part 4: Why Upgrade from PRA to Safran Risk — Analysis by Exclusion

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates

Over the past 20 years, I’ve gained a deep understanding of both the capabilities and the limits of Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA).

Back in 2006, when it was still known as Pertmaster, it was more than capable of meeting the requirements of the average project manager. However, during the last decade, Oracle has been gradually sunsetting the product, downgrading it to “Controlled Availability” status last year. A move that essentially rendered it no longer fit for purpose.

19th March 2020 Read more

Announcing Our Newest Product: Safran Risk Manager

Based on many years' experience in the planning and development of risk tools and applications, today we’re delighted to announce the latest addition to our Risk portfolio — Safran Risk Manager (SRM).

Due to release in Q3 2020, SRM was designed by Risk Managers, for Risk Managers.

17th March 2020 Read more

Part 3: Why Upgrade from PRA to Safran Risk — Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

I've worked closely with Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) for the best part of two decades.

For much of that time, OPRA was widely regarded as one of the best risk analysis tools available. But technology has moved on since Emerald became the platform's exclusive Canadian distributor in 2001 — as have the expectations and requirements of the world's project controls professionals. 

12th March 2020 Read more

New Insight: An Introduction to Qualitative Risk Analysis

Qualitative risk analysis is still valuable for a top-level, holistic view of your project’s risk. Projects are exposed to all sorts of risks and it’s impractical for project managers to deal with all of them. In many cases, the resources spent to mitigate a risk outweighs the benefits of addressing it.

10th March 2020 Read more

Part 2: Why Upgrade from PRA to Safran Risk — User Interface

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

Over the last two decades, I've worked extensively with Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) — or Pertmaster as it was known, before it was acquired by Primavera in 2006.

05th March 2020 Read more

Part 1: Why Upgrade from PRA to Safran Risk — Technology

Hello, my name is Ian Nicholson, VP of Solutions at Emerald Associates.

I’ve been working with Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) since 2001 — Emerald being the exclusive Canadian distributor for Pertmaster (as it was then known) until its acquisition by Primavera in 2006. 

03rd March 2020 Read more

How to Develop Project Risk Maturity

Risk Managers can find themselves assuming their ability to tackle risk is as good as it can be. But this is rarely the case.

27th February 2020 Read more

How to Effectively Manage Risk

No project is without risk and learning how to manage it is vital to a project’s success. Effectively managing your project’s risk allows you to identify the potential impacts, both long and short term, while helping to futureproof and please shareholders. Most importantly, it means you remain in control.

20th February 2020 Read more

Why You Need BowTie Risk Analysis

To continue operating in an ever-more competitive and unpredictable business world, organizations need to get comfortable dealing with all facets of risk analysis. 

With so many diverse objectives, you'll put yourself at a real disadvantage if you haven’t identified how certain risks can affect your project. BowTie risk analysis is a great way to help you combat this by highlighting the contributing factors that can trigger an unexpected event.

06th February 2020 Read more

You might also be interested in: