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Safran Blog

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

Safran Risk: a project problem solver in action

In this Q&A, we’ll be exploring two scenarios that risk managers commonly face with the help of Fernando Hernandez, a senior risk consultant with over 30 years of experience. 

17th January 2022 Read more

AECOM optimises value for its clients using Modern Risk Analysis

Ezinwanyi Kesieme is Associate Risk Manager (Head of Quantitative Modelling) at multinational engineering firm, AECOM. Below she explores why AECOM has adopted the “Risk Driver Method” and “Sensitivity Analysis”. She explains how these modern and powerful risk analysis methods help AECOM to complete projects faster and with lower total project cost.

20th September 2021 Read more

Enabling risk management to drive project success

Donna Festorazzi is Head of Programme Risk Management at Stantec and an internationally experienced risk management professional, with a multidisciplinary background. She believes that risk management insights should empower project teams to optimise delivery performance, rather than purely facilitate project-approval processes.

16th August 2021 Read more

Risk management to the rescue

Albert ‘Mac’ McMillan is a project management specialist with more than 40 years’ experience. In this Q&A, he talks about how a failing project can be turned around with the help of some timely and effective risk management.


30th July 2021 Read more

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 technology challenges, including strengthening the country’s energy resiliency and protecting national security. By utilizing their expertise in chemistry, earth sciences, and data analytics, PNNL’s researchers have taken great steps in innovating and pioneering a safer, cleaner, world.

30th September 2020 Read more

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 and less time consuming to conduct. It’s a huge improvement over OPRA, and this blog will explore why.

25th August 2020 Read more

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.

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 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, 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

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

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 30 years — and for good reason. Nevertheless, we’re regularly contacted by project managers looking to switch from OPRA to Safran Risk.

14th November 2019 Read more

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