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Megaprojects, Psychology and Risk Management

Megaprojects, Psychology and Risk Management Often, projects are led by planners and managers who keep changing throughout the long project cycles that apply to megaprojects, have little knowledge of risk management and risk based decision making leaving leadership weak and promoters overexposed. There are numerous biases that can interfere with good mega-projects management. “Uniqueness bias” can be defined as the tendency of planners and managers to see their projects as singular. This particular bias stems from the fact that new projects often…

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BYOD Security: Balancing Risks and Rewards

Security: Balancing Risks and Rewards Riskope thanks Paige Calahan for this post. Bring your own device (BYOD) campaigns involve companies allowing employees to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for business. It’s a great perk for employees because they remain connected to their own gear with some financial compensation, and businesses receive more productive and satisfied employees. With all that activity between devices in a cloud computing space, BYOD can “compromise your company information if [employees] don’t have the…

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Special Issue: Mount Polley, B.C., Tailings Dam Breach, Aug. 4th 2014

Mount Polley, B.C., Tailings Dam Breach, Aug. 4th 2014 We have, like many, been reading publicly available information about the widely reported tailings dam accident occurred on Aug. 4th, 2014, at Mount Polley, B.C., Canada.  Of course, official inquiries will define causes and reponsibilities. What we intend to do with this note is to rationally discuss a few concepts linked to this event, as it seems that, like usual, in the aftermath of a catastrophe, numerous voices raise out of…

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