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Great new images of the Crossrail project tunnelling deep beneath London

The new photos recently published by Active Risk customer, Crossrail, really bring home the epic nature of some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects.   Work is now going on round-the-clock using 5 enormous tunnelling machines and is on-track to create 26 miles (42km) of tunnels beneath central London. Pushing… Read More

7 Habits for Highly Effective Project Risk Management – Habit #3, Prioritize The Critical Path

As a continuation of the 7 Habits for Highly Effective Project Risk Management, this blog post will focus on a habit related to the closeout phase of a project – prioritize the critical path.   A critical path is the method (or algorithm) used for scheduling a set of project… Read More

Are skills shortages the biggest risk for major infrastructure projects?

Active Risk’s success in providing risk management capabilities to some of the world’s mega-projects, led us to research the plans for future infrastructure investments around the globe. There are hundreds of amazing projects planned, but time and again our searches also show evidence of shortages of the skilled workers needed… Read More

Forecast Completion: Habit #2 of Highly Effective Project Risk Managers

We continue our series on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Project Risk Managers with a practice that is crucial to the successful end to any project – forecast completion.   While it may seem like a no brainer to begin a project with the end in mind, too often… Read More

Active Risk customers get fast access to sophisticated risk reporting via a new online forum

A guest blog post from Jo Butler, the Product Manager for Active Risk Manager Any risk management system is only as good as the reports and analysis which can be produced from it to support planning and decision making.   At Active Risk we’ve been thinking hard about how we… Read More

Identify the risk connections that could de-rail your projects, by learning from the world’s business leaders

Every January the global movers and shakers pay upwards of $50,000 to get together at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s event saw business leaders from the likes of CH2M Hill, GE, Bombardier, Pepsico, RWE and SABIC, exchange ideas with senior politicians, academics, innovators and social… Read More

Be Proactive: #1 Habit of Highly Effective Project Risk Managers

Several months ago, I wrote a post about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Project Risk Management, based on a recent study that included the following seven steps: Be Proactive Forecast Completion Prioritize Critical Path Collaborate Communicate Often Be Accountable Continuous Improvement   In this blog post, we’ll focus on… Read More

Project Management in 2013: Think About Risk Now

January and February are months where many project managers have the opportunity to plan and think about ways to improve their strategy. This is particularly true for those who work on a fiscal calendar that matches the calendar year. Often by the end of January, funding has been set and… Read More