312 pages | 64 B/W Illus.
This book discusses risk management as it applies to the problem-solving process for simple, complex, and wicked problems. The book does this in the context of policies. When applying systems thinking to risk management, it can be seen that risk management applies to everything in daily life, from crossing the road, to preventing problems from arising in project management, as well as in major systems development and social systems.
This book will provide ways of closing the loop and providing the policy makers with the tools to monitor the policy implementation.
Since policies are implemented via projects, people in all disciplines that make use of projects from systems engineering, civil engineering, software engineering and government agencies
1. Introduction. 2. An introduction to Polices, Risks, Opportunities and Their Consequences. 3. Change and Resistance to Change. 4. Problems, Solutions and Risks. 5. An Introduction to Systems and the System Lifecycle (SLC) from the Perspective of Risk. 6. Mitigating Strategic and Operational Risks. 7. Traditional and Holistic Risk Management: Similarities and Differences. 8. Communicating with the Public about Risks. 9. Large Engineering Projects. 10. Risks in the Policy Implementation Process.