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Understanding Risk and Uncertainty in Project Management
Understanding Risk and Uncertainty in Project Management

Author(s): Mundhir Al Hasani
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management
Published by: European Scientific Institute
Keywords: Risk; uncertainty; probability; project; project management

Summary/Abstract: This paper seeks to discuss different aspects of risk and uncertainty. This paper will then look at the historical presentation and understanding of the two concepts and how different experts contributed, in the course of time, in understanding the two concepts. Other sections of the paper will look at the different ways that are applicable in reducing the harmful effects of risks and uncertainty. As will be presented, resources must be set aside to deal with risk and uncertainty. The paper will demonstrate that historically, the understanding of both risk and uncertainty has been a number of changes through while previous knowledge and information has been improved with a view to enlightening society on the best ways to manage their adverse effects. However, during the entire discourse, it is clear that risks can be tabulated and quantified with a view to reducing their harmful effects while uncertainty is unforeseen and cannot be predetermined.

  • Issue Year: 5/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-42
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English