An approach to technical risk assessment


Klein, J.H. and Cork, R.B. (1998) An approach to technical risk assessment. International Journal of Project Management, 16, (6), 345-351. (doi:10.1016/S0263-7863(98)00006-4).

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This paper describes a framework for assessment of the risk that a proposed machine or system, such as an aircraft or computer, will not operate to its required performance specifications when it is developed. The method is based upon decomposition of the system under assessment into a hierarchy of functionally or structurally defined assessment areas. Within each area, technical risks, and methods of assessing these risks, are identified. The framework provides a systematic structure for selecting assessment methods and integrating results of the use of selected methods into a coherent overall assessment of the system.

Item Type: Article
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ISSNs: 0263-7863 (print)
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Keywords: risk, technical risk assessment, project management, engineering
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 42659
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:27
Contact Email Address: J.H.Klein@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42659

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