Risk-based Management in the World of Threats and Opportunities: A Project Controls Perspective

Risk-based Management in the World of Threats and Opportunities: A Project Controls Perspective

by Rufran C. Frago


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Risk-based Management in the World of Threats and Opportunities provides new and additional knowledge to project management practitioners, risk management specialists, and for undergraduate students taking up courses in Risk Management. The purpose of life is managing risk. It is in front of all of us and in the very fabric of our daily life. Risk management is the only thing we do for a living. This is the reason why we go to work every day.

If we still do not realize this intriguing conclusion then I guess, we are all familiar with risks like close friends but we still do not know them well enough. Grab a copy, read and I will show you how to better appreciate the word risk, threat, opportunity, and the concept of risk-based management in the simplest terms.

The sectional contents offer practical and common sense approach surrounding risk-based thinking to managers, directors, aspiring industry professionals, and newcomers. The material is especially design to start with the foundational principles and gradually bringing the reader to deeper topics using simple terminologies in conversational style.

Risk-based management is a serious approach and a philosophy that takes risk as major consideration while managing any endeavor throughout its life cycle. Risk-based management increases the probability of success in achieving organizational and individual objectives.

It simply means that risk should be the main contemplation by anyone while keeping an eye to achieving objectives. Risk is a primary concern in pursuit of a goal. Risk is not only a factor or featured element of management. It is the main character at play. Risk-based management gives importance to objectives. Failing to mitigate the risk means failure to meet the objective/s.

Each chapter is an open-minded appraisal of risk, its concept, its approaches, its visual, basis, assumptions, methodologies, tools, and applications. Risk attributes were revisited and explained in a more vivid, flexible and friendly manner.

I want to talk about risk and risk-based management with someone fresh from high school and one deep in the fields, yet coming to the same understanding because this book has bridged understanding. One must remember the idea of risk like a picture. If the book manages to accomplish that, then I consider the book a success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508758952
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2015
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Rufran C. Frago, P. Eng., PMP, CCP, PMI-RMP, is the Managing Director of RBM&S Inc., a young Calgary company focusing on risk-based management consulting services, and online merchandising.

He has many years of international industry-related work ‎experience in Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Oleo-chemicals, Sugar Refining, Manufacturing, Consulting, and Education. He has worked in various parts of the world (Location: Asia, Middle East, Canada, and North Africa).

Rufran has worked with Caltex, Uniman, Unichem (now Cocochem), ARAMCO-KSA, Central Azucarera de Tarlac, Arabian Gulf Oil Company-Libya, Batangas State University, Saint Bridget's College, JG Summit Petrochemicals, Halliburton-Kellogg, Brown and Root, OPTI Canada, and Suncor Energy Inc. His expertise includes risk-based project management, risk analysis, planning & scheduling, cost management, auditing, maintenance, operation, EH&S and reliability engineering. He is interested in providing solutions and innovations to all clients and stakeholders.

Rufran is the author of the books "Risk-Based Management in the World of Threats and Opportunities: A Project Controls Perspective" and "How to Create a Good Quality P50 Risk-based Baseline Schedule" published in 2015 and 2017.

Mr. Frago is a Filipino-Canadian risk management practitioner. He studied at BSU graduating with a Diploma in Petroleum Refinery Maintenance Technician, and BS Mechanical Engineering. He was also a BS Management Engineering graduate of UB.

He took up MBA courses under UP-PBMIT Consortium. Rufran completed Computer Technician Program at ICS-Pennsylvania, USA, APM Certificate program at SAIT-Calgary, and PM Certificate program-Construction Management. He is presently taking up PM Certificate program-Risk Management at University of Calgary. He was a recipient of the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award, the American Field Service (AFS) Scholarship grant, and the CALTEX scholarship grant where he specialized in Petroleum Refinery Maintenance.

The author wants to share his knowledge and leave behind some legacy to all readers, most especially to his wife, children and lovely grandchildren, Eva and Mia.

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