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Adopting a Hybrid Approach to Managing the Risk Register

The Quantitative Risk Data Question

Many people ask me about the benefits of using quantitative risk management approaches over their more.

23 November, 2022

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Moving fromspreadsheet-based project and portfolio risk management toapp focused risk analysis 

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17 November, 2022

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How to Find Actionable Insights from Project Risk Data

How Can Safran Risk Manager Enable Project Management Actionable Insights?

The Value-Added Risk.

10 November, 2022

Do Deadlines Still Matter?

Of course, deadlines matter. Meeting deadlines is an important part of any project and any.

8 November, 2022

Insights on Project Risk Best Practices

Project Risk Management Insights from Dr. David Hulett

In this Blog Dr David Hulett provides a.

1 November, 2022

Show Me The Proof

Project management is a discipline concerned with progress. Project managers and project.

1 November, 2022

Introducing Uncertainty to Your Gantt Chart

This is the fourth blog in our series of discussing Gantt charts. Our previous blogs have talked.

25 October, 2022

Enhancing Your Gantt Chart: Tips to Make the Best Gantt Chart for More Successful Planning

Collaboration and clear communication are major objectives of project management. When it comes to.

18 October, 2022

How to Create an Effective Gantt Chart: A Project Manager’s Guide

We have discussed the historical origin and use of Gantt charts and now we will take a closer look.

11 October, 2022

The Gantt Chart - A Working Tool of Management

Gantt chart is a bar chart that shows the relationship between the start and end dates for the.

4 October, 2022

Bonini’s Paradox and the art of developing reasonable estimates

Beyond traditional pricing and plans

In the summer of 1990, I began work as a project surveyor..

27 September, 2022

Avoiding the risk of using the wrong risk tool

Developing and maintaining risk capability

Risk management is not a binary skill. Project teams are.

20 September, 2022

Real-time scenario planning, prioritization and team alignment

Real-time scenario planning

Risk is inherent in the delivery of any project. In our blog post.

13 September, 2022

Data literacy and thinking in uncertain terms

Coping with change and transition

Wisdom is knowing when to update your beliefs and revise your.

6 September, 2022

Collecting data that matters

Software tools and data democratization

The construction industry is abuzz with talk of.

30 August, 2022

Stakeholder & Change Management

Change isn’t easy. We are creatures of comfort. People exhibit a status quo bias. You may hear.

23 August, 2022

The optimal balance of people, process, and technology

Digital disruption - anticipating the fourth industrial revolution

Compared with other industries,.

16 August, 2022

Promoting a discovery and growth mindset

The science of probability

The archeological records allow us to trace games of chance back to.

9 August, 2022

Establishing the right risk culture

The only thing that is certain is change!

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is attributed.

2 August, 2022

Project Manager Strategies to Improving Project Performance Capabilities

Project Risk Management Strategies

Capability improvement is like walking up the ‘down’ escalator..

26 July, 2022

Go Beyond the P Dates: How Safran Risk Can Handle Project Disruptors

Many Risk Management practitioners tend to stop the Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) once the P Dates.

16 May, 2022

5 Top Project Planning Reports and When to Use Them

Information is key to project control and management. Without the ability to communicate relevant.

3 May, 2022

Download: Why Conduct Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis?

In our latest download, we collaborate with Dr. David Hulett to define cost and schedule risk.

27 April, 2022

Download: The Five Immutable Principles of Project Success

Project success is frequently defined as the ability to deliver a product that completely satisfies.

23 April, 2022

3 Key Mega Construction Project Scheduling Mistakes

Over 65% of mega projects fail, and scheduling errors are a key factor. We recognise that,.

9 April, 2022

How What-If Scenario Analysis Improves Project Management

A project schedule is a prediction of future outcomes or states, for example: "by May 18th we will.

25 March, 2022

Top Tips for Shutdown Project Scheduling

Shutdown projects, also known as turnarounds, planned outages or STOs are a distinctive and.

6 February, 2022

Why Faster Risk Analysis Software Can Save Your Next Project

Risk management professionals add value throughout the life cycle of a project by validating risk.

31 January, 2022

Is risk management failing to ‘see the forest for the trees’?

Risk management professionals today have sophisticated analytical tools at their fingertips.

24 January, 2022

What is Earned Value Management?

There is a difference between Earned Value (EV) and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS). Earned.

21 January, 2022

What do you see going on here?

Many of you might have seen this image recently when it went viral on social media, and reactions.

21 December, 2021

Boosting project profits: the role of risk management

Owner and director of Redstone Risk Ltd, Will Foulds, introduces his new report which shows that.

18 November, 2021

How to Increase Value in Project Status Reports

For decades and since the early days of computing, having the right information available, easily.

24 October, 2021

New Download: Optimizing Complex Schedules in SAP Project System

Our latest download explores how the four variables of activity duration, cost, resources, and risk.

23 October, 2021

AECOM optimises value for its clients using Modern Risk Analysis

Ezinwanyi Kesieme is Associate Risk Manager (Head of Quantitative Modelling) at multinational.

20 September, 2021

5 steps to improving project outcomes in a rewarding way

Risk and resilience expert, Alexander Larsen, explains why getting the most out of Cost and.

23 August, 2021

Enabling risk management to drive project success

Donna Festorazzi is Head of Programme Risk Management at Stantec and an internationally experienced.

16 August, 2021

Risk management to the rescue

Albert ‘Mac’ McMillan is a project management specialist with more than 40 years’ experience. In.

30 July, 2021

Better Project Risk Management Increases Profitability

During these uncertain times, it is all too easy to catch a cold on a project. Uncertainties drive.

15 April, 2021

7 Lessons Learned About Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis

There are some things about risk analysis that you only learn through experience. And here are some.

11 February, 2021

Integrating Schedule & Cost Risk Analysis

Why do so many projects miss their duration and cost estimates? There are many factors, but a lack.

28 January, 2021

Triangular Distribution vs Pert: Which is Best for Project Management?

When we talk about the issue of selecting probability distributions for risk quantification in.

5 January, 2021

How to Save Time and Increase Business Value with Your QSRAs

Administering a quality quantitative schedule risk analysis (QSRA) on a live project is no simple.

19 October, 2020

New Insight: Performing Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis on a Multi-Billion Dollar Project

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) tackles some of America’s greatest science and.

30 September, 2020

How Effective Scope Management Can Save Time on Complicated Projects

Trimming even the smallest amount of time off complex projects can lead to significant cost.

21 September, 2020

New Insight: Schedule and Cost Analysis on US Department of Energy Projects

Over the last 50 years, MPR Associates has worked on a plethora of large-scale projects across a.

14 September, 2020

New Insight: David Hulett Sensitivity Analysis Webinar

It’s crucial that project risks are identified and communicated effectively in order to minimize.

2 September, 2020

New Insight: How Prima Uno Tackled a Premier Project with Safran Risk

With a spike in demand for their cost and schedule risk analysis know-how, Prima Uno moved from.

27 August, 2020

Part 7: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk – Mitigation Analysis

Mitigation analysis is a massive part of the risk analysis process, and Safran Risk makes it easier.

25 August, 2020

The Benefits of Risk-Impacted Gantt Charts

 

Conveying complex risk data to stakeholders and the C-suite – and making the data compelling – is.

30 July, 2020

Who Stole My Float? Distributing Slack with Safran Project

Float or slack, when present, is an important asset to any project. It provides flexibility in the.

23 June, 2020

The Impact of Scope Management on Project Success

Very few projects are ever completed in line with original plans and budgets. Unforeseen changes.

25 May, 2020

Why Your Baseline is Essential in Project Management

Setting a baseline is a crucial element of project management. Without a baseline, there's no way.

18 May, 2020

12 Critical Project Scheduling Best Practices

A sobering 9 out of 10 projects experience cost overrun, and experience tells us that schedule.

11 May, 2020

Part 6: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — Correlation (and the Central Limit Theorem)

Correlation is often crucial to the risk model. It helps analysts understand the often-complex.

7 May, 2020

How Customers Use Safran Software to Effectively Support Working from Home

Complex projects don’t just stop. Even in times of uncertainty, organizations can’t simply stop.

30 April, 2020

Part 5: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — Risks and Uncertainties

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

26 March, 2020

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

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

19 March, 2020

Announcing Our Newest Product: Safran Risk Manager (BETA)

Based on many years' experience in the planning and development of risk tools and applications,.

17 March, 2020

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

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

12 March, 2020

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..

10 March, 2020

Part 2: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — User Interface

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

Over the last two decades,.

5 March, 2020

Part 1: Why Upgrade from Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis to Safran Risk — Technology

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

I’ve been working with.

3 March, 2020

How to Develop Project Risk Maturity

Risk Managers can find themselves assuming their ability to tackle risk is as good as it can be..

27 February, 2020

How to Effectively Manage Risk

No project is without risk and learning how to manage it is vital to a project’s success..

20 February, 2020

Why You Need BowTie Risk Analysis

To continue operating in an ever-more competitive and unpredictable business world, organizations.

6 February, 2020

Looking Ahead to 2020 with Safran CEO Richard Wood

Whether you’re an existing customer of Safran Software, someone who’s thinking of becoming one, or.

27 January, 2020

Managing Cost Contingency with Confidence

One of the key roles a Project Risk Manager plays is helping the team determine how much exposure.

16 January, 2020

Why Threats and Opportunities are Similar but not Opposite

Opportunities and threats are often difficult to separate. What poses as an opportunity may become.

7 January, 2020

What’s the Difference Between Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis?

Effective risk analysis and management are fundamental to project success. Irrespective of the size.

9 December, 2019

Do You Control Your Risks, or Do Your Risks Control You?

There's nothing better than the feeling of being in control. Whether it's driving a fast car, being.

4 December, 2019

Migrating from OPRA to Safran Risk: A User Guide

Oracle Primavera Risk Analysis (OPRA) has been a staple of the project controls community for over.

14 November, 2019

Join Safran at Project Controls Expo 2019

Without a doubt the largest event of its kind anywhere in the world, Project Controls Expo 2019 is.

28 October, 2019

How to Optimize Complex Manufacturing Schedules

It’s no exaggeration to say that manufacturing schedules are the foundation upon which successful.

10 October, 2019

New Insight: What to Look for in Your Cost/Schedule Risk Analysis Software

Cost and schedule risk analysis is fundamental to project success. Whether you’re undertaking a.

10 September, 2019

New Insight: Delivering Strategic Projects Without Disruption

Whether the aim of your project is to replace your existing processes, integrate innovative.

20 June, 2019

New Insight: Data Standardization For Multinational Project Planning

In the energy industry, projects are defined by complex challenges and lengthy lifespans, in some.

13 June, 2019

New Insight: Regaining Project Control with Integrator for SAP

Controls such as forecasting, scheduling, and risk analysis are integral aspects of successful.

6 June, 2019

New Insight: Consolidating Risk Models For Large and Complex Projects

In almost every industry, projects are becoming more complex by the day.

30 May, 2019

Safran Denmark is open for Business

Safran is proud to announce that it's expanding its reach to the Danish market.

27 May, 2019

The Earned Value Management Metrics: Planned Value (PV) vs Earned Value (EV) vs Actual Cost (AC)

The world of capital project management is filled with complexity. From an overabundance of.

21 May, 2019

5 Key Challenges for Aerospace Project Management in 2020 and Beyond

Aerospace is an industry long-famed for innovation. From  achievements like the SpaceX reusable.

9 April, 2019

What are the Biggest Risks in Project Scheduling?

The Sydney opera house is an incredible feat of architecture. Well ahead of its time when completed.

4 April, 2019

Safran Spring Events Roundup

We have a number of great events coming up this spring – here's everything you need to know.

28 March, 2019

4 Reasons Why Risk Models are Crucial for Successful Project Management

All projects, no matter how meticulously planned, are exposed to the effects of risk. While you may.

28 March, 2019

How to Communicate Risk to Project Stakeholders

Risk management is an integral aspect of project planning. By identifying and analyzing potential.

15 March, 2019

4 Signs That Your Risk Application is Out of Date

Risk management software is pivotal to successful project management. However, despite its.

4 March, 2019

New Download: The Journeymap to Project Risk Analysis

Our new e-book, written by David Hulett, a thought leader in the world of risk management, puts.

20 February, 2019

Introducing the David Hulett Risk Maturity Assessment

When you’re busy managing large projects, finding the time to assess your organization's ability to.

19 February, 2019

Top 5 Biggest Types of Risks for Mega-Projects

Infrastructure mega projects are often integral to the city, region or country in which they’re.

13 February, 2019

New Partnership with Hulett & Associates to Bring Major Risk Management Advances

Safran is delighted to announce the formation of our new strategic partnership with Hulett &.

6 February, 2019

Risk Trends That Will Define 2019

As we wish 2018 a fond farewell, now's the perfect time to look ahead and explore some of the.

5 February, 2019

ProjCon's Thoughts on Safran Risk

With an ever-increasing number of rail passenger journeys in the UK, leading to constant calls for.

1 February, 2019

4 Key Causes of Scope Creep and How to Mitigate Them

When projects over-deliver, significant cost  and  schedule overrun are usually the two biggest.

1 November, 2018

Johan Sverdrup—the North Sea Giant—at Forum Safran 2018

Learn. Share. Discover | Forum Safran | Oct 30th–31st 2018 | Sola Strand Hotel 

We are excited to.

16 October, 2018

Why You Need Specialist Software for Aerospace Project Management

Managing a large aerospace project is no mean feat. With so many aspects to juggle and keep control.

12 October, 2018

Aker BP Choose Safran Risk for Ongoing Project Risk Management Analysis

Aker BP has teamed up with Safran to improve its risk management analyses across all Oil and Gas.

18 September, 2018

Forum Safran 2018: Meet the Speakers

The annual Forum Safran user conference is fast-approaching. From October 30th, project controls.

9 August, 2018

Forum Safran 2018 Registration Now Open

Returning for its 18th consecutive year, Forum Safran promises to be bigger and better than ever,.

10 July, 2018

Webinar - Improve Progress Updating with Safran Web Access

Keeping every member of a project team up-to-date can be arduous. Historically, the production of.

14 June, 2018

Safran Forum: Helpful Content

Forum Safran is over for another year. Thanks to everyone who joined us in Stavanger. It was a.

26 May, 2018

Webinar - Seamlessly Integrating Owner and Contractors’ Project Schedules

Aproblem often faced by large-scale projects is how to integrate both owner and contractor.

27 February, 2018

Introducing Safran Cloud

We are delighted to announce the introduction of Safran Cloud: an on-demand cloud-driven service.

20 February, 2018

Why Perform Schedule Risk Analysis?

Practised by thousands of individuals across the world, project scheduling is perhaps the most.

25 January, 2018

Interview with Jonas Gran, Mega Project Planner on Oslo Airport T2

Last month, Safran Software Solutions hosted a live, free, and interactive webinar alongside Jonas.

12 December, 2017

Webinar - Mega Project: Planning and Constructing the Oslo Airport Terminal 2

Safran hosted a live and interactive webinar, featuring guest speaker Jonas Gran who was a Project.

2 November, 2017

Forum Safran 2017: Meet The Speakers

  Learn. Share. Discover | Forum Safran | Oct 18 th  -19 th 2017 
            Sola Strand.
29 August, 2017

New Download: Managing Uncertainty in Project Schedules

Our latest download looks at the ways in which uncertainty can be managed in project schedules. In.

23 August, 2017

Is Your Project Status Green?

Afew years ago, I came across the concept of 'Watermelon projects'; projects that are green on the.

8 June, 2017

Announcing Safran Project 7.2

We are excited to announce the latest release of Safran Project, v7.2. Here's an idea of just some.

1 June, 2017

The New Østfold Hospital at Kalnes, Norway

Located approximately 90km southeast of Oslo in Kalnes, the newly completed Østfold hospital is one.

30 May, 2017

How Safran Project Contributed to the Success of Oslo Airport Gardermoen Terminal 2

Today is the big day for Oslo Airport as it opens its new Terminal 2 building.

The Terminal 2.

27 April, 2017

Why Safran Alliance Partner Craig Veteto Uses the Risk-driver Method

On the 20th of April 2017, Safran Software Solutions hosted a live, free, and interactive webinar.

12 April, 2017

5 Top Risk Reports and When to Use Them

Risk is one of the most intricate and variable aspects of a project, and it is vital that all.

7 February, 2017

Factors Affecting EU Capital Project Management in 2017 and Beyond

Change continues to be the defining feature of European capital project management in 2017..

23 January, 2017

Safran Risk Draws New Major Users in Energy Sectors

STAVANGER, Norway—June 20, 2016—Safran Software Solutions, a premier provider of Enterprise Project.

20 June, 2016

Streamline STO Planning & Execution

Streamline STO Planning & Execution

Planning and managing shutdowns, turnarounds and outages in the.

19 January, 2016

Integrated Risk Modeling With Safran Risk

Schedule Risk Analysis has developed over many years into a mature discipline with its own set of.

13 November, 2015

Capturing Uncertainty Through Integrated Risk Modeling

All projects experience unexpected events that can impact their objectives in the form of loss or.

28 October, 2015

Effective Risk and Contingency Management

Risk and contingency management is one piece of the puzzle when managing a complex project. One of.

14 October, 2015

Risk and Contingency Management Vital to Success

Any project manager will suggest one of the first steps to starting a project is to assess the.

24 September, 2015

Executive Risk Awareness—Critical for Project Success

Following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, a U.S..

20 August, 2015

WTMC Hosts Safran Risk® Training Day

HOUSTON, TX – August 4, 2015 – The Worldwide Turnaround Management Company, in partnership with.

4 August, 2015

Current Trends Within Project Risk Management: Infographic

Earlier this month we published a post about the current trends within the project risk management.

24 July, 2015

Vesta Partners and Safran Announce Strategic Alliance

STAMFORD, CT July 15, 2015– Vesta Partners, a leading SAP Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).

15 July, 2015

The Solution to Real-Time Schedule Risk Analysis

Many companies try to do schedule risk analysis calculations within their existing, limited set of.

8 June, 2015