A New Approach to Project Risk Navigation

  • Asbjørn Rolstadås
  • Per Willy Hetland
  • George Farage Jergeas
  • Richard E. Westney
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


This chapter briefly outlines a new approach to project risk navigation. It defines the Bermuda Project Risk Triangle symbolized as a territory containing all three categories of risk: operational, strategic and contextual. The new approach to project risk navigation can be compared to navigating in the Bermuda Triangle. Uncertainty and risk have to be expected and accepted. To navigate in the triangle requires new knowledge that is not commonly possessed today. Hence a change process needs to take place. This is illustrated as a three leg journey: explore, adapt, and deliver. The Extended Project Risk Navigator is introduced. This contains three main components: governance system, decision process, and strategic planning. A comparison between the new approach and the conventional way is made. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asbjørn Rolstadås
    • 1
  • Per Willy Hetland
    • 2
  • George Farage Jergeas
    • 3
  • Richard E. Westney
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Production and Quality EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.BI Stavanger-facultyNorwegian School of ManagementStavangerNorway
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  4. 4.Westney Consulting Group, Inc.HoustonUSA

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