Project Risk Analysis – New Book by Derek Salkeld published by Gower


30 May 2013 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has announced the publication of a new book by Derek Salkeld, Project Risk Analysis: Techniques for Forecasting Funding Requirements, Costs and Timescales. Information about the book can be found at http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9780566091865

Risk and opportunity are inherent in projects and yet, whilst many organizations invest heavily in project management methodologies and processes in the hope of ensuring delivery on time and on budget, few project sponsors, project board members or managers understand the effect these might have.

project-risk-analysisThe approach taken in Project Risk Analysis is to show how the risk and opportunity in a project will affect its funding requirements and its business case outcomes, and to use this understanding to devise management controls that will benefit both the investor and the project manager.

Project Risk Analysis shows how to:

  • calculate the funding required for a project using risk methods that will generate answers that are more reliable than those provided by traditional estimating
  • devise risk management plans that will assure the intended outcome of the decision to invest in a project.

This is essential reading for anyone who has to deliver projects on time and on budget.

Derek Salkeld has been a risk analyst and risk manager for 20 years. He trained as a geophysicist and led a signal processing systems design team for a UK military systems manufacturer. He has extensive experience of multi-disciplinary engineering projects covering a wide range of assets including: the assessment of Network Rail’s IT investment programme; the development of an asset investment model of waste water treatment systems owned by the Water Service of Northern Ireland and the business case for the London Cross Rail system.  He was risk manager on both the recently opened London cable car and the East London Line projects.

Derek is currently advisor to London Underground Limited on its stations capital works programme and to Genesis Power on its Tekapo hydro-electric projects in New Zealand.   He is a doctoral research student at the University of Exeter researching risk management methods.

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent global publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at  www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement 

More information & free chapters on Project Risk Analysis at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9780566091865 

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Source: Gower Publishing