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The successful delivery of increasingly complex projects is critical for economic growth in South Africa. The application of the principles of risk management, to systematically understand and mitigate the risk to achieving defined project performance objectives, is receiving increasing attention globally. This course provides an overview of the key considerations in conducting a project risk assessment.

2014/06/09
When: 2014/06/09
07:30 AM
Where: Belmont Square Conference Centre Cape Town
Belmont Square
Belmont Road, Rondebosch
Cape Town, Western Cape 
South Africa
Presenter: Dr. Greg Ker-Fox
Contact: Kobus
011 555 1800


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The successful delivery of increasingly complex projects is critical for economic growth in South Africa. The application of the principles of risk management, to systematically understand and mitigate the risk to achieving defined project performance objectives, is receiving increasing attention globally. This course provides an overview of the key considerations in conducting a project risk assessment.

Course Outline:

The course is based on ISO 31000 and the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
• Fundamental risk principles and concepts
• Overview of the project risk assessment process, tools and techniques
• The project risk register, risk formulation and mitigation planning
• Conducting a project risk workshop
• The project lifecycle and stage gates for risk assessment
• Commercial and Financial risk
• Area factors and supply chain
• Counterparty and country risk
• Technical risk, capacity and capability
• Cost estimate and schedule uncertainty
• Case studies: Unsinkable Titanic, Supersonic Concorde, Sydney Opera House

About the presenter

Dr Greg Ker-Fox graduated from Stellenbosch University with a B.Eng., M.Eng. (cum laude) and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He researched the application of structural reliability methods to project cost estimates, and developed an innovative statistical process for dealing with correlation.

Greg joined global engineering and construction contractor, Murray & Roberts, in 2002. He was seconded to the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor project for 3 years as their project risk manager, before moving to the Murray & Roberts head office where he served 8 years as the Group Risk Executive.

Greg represented Murray & Roberts as a founding member of the international Engineering and Construction Risk Institute, and served on their board from 2008 to 2010. He is a fellow of the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) and received their Risk Manager of the Year award in 2007.

Greg founded FoxCo Risk in 2013, a specialist risk consultancy focused on advancing performance through improved project delivery.

 

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