The Risk Management Professional

Admiral Rickover risk manager

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The picture is of Admiral Rickover (1900-1986) — “father of the nuclear navy” — who established many of the priniples of risk management in a high risk environment.


Overview

Other ebooks in this series have discussed the development and implementation of a risk management program. They have shown that the topic is varied and covers a wide variety of topics ranging from highly technical issues, such as vapor dispersion and fault tree analysis, to management systems and human behavior. Hence the persons charged with creating and running such a program need a wide range of aptitudes and skills. This ebook discusses some of the attributes of the ideal risk management processional, whether he or she be a direct employee, contract worker or a consultant.

There is no formal process risk management discipline, analogous to chemical engineering or business studies, nor is there is no single educational, work or professional background that is shared by risk management professionals, largely because they often start working in this area toward the latter half of their careers, having had many years of diverse experience working in operations, design and engineering in a wide range of industries.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Leadership and Management
Attributes
   Education and Certification
   Technical Knowledge
   Holistic
   Numerate
   Communication Skills 
   Industrial Experience
   Knowledge of Past Events
   Professional Involvement
   Network
   The Resumé / CV
      Level of Detail 
      Publications 
      Gaps / Negative Facts
      Multiple Resumés
      Declining Experience
   Professional Engineer
Consultants
   True Expertise
   The Consultant as Outsider 
   Consultants — Not Contractors
   Cuts Gordian Knots
   Quick Study
   Role of the Client
   Response to Criticism
   Marketing
Communicating with Management/Clients
   Presentations
   Meetings 
Report Writing 
   Draft Report 
   Language of the Report
   Completeness / Thoroughness
   Personal Information 
   Writing Style
      Non-Emotional Language
      Minimalist Writing - Make Every Word Tell
      Omit Needless Words / Tautologies 
      Short, Simple Words 
      Minimize ‘Soft’ Materials 
      Eschew Obfuscation
      Develop a Theme 
      Modifiers
      No Typos
      Date Format
      Active/Passive Voice
      He / She 
      You / I 
      Choice of Words 
      Use of Humor
   Copyright
   Responsible Document Creation
Anecdotes / Story-Telling 
   Stories
      Elements of a Story
      Characters 
      Setting
      Plot 
      Conflict
      Resolution
   Sensitivity 
Communicating with the Public
   The Community
   Other Businesses
   The Media
   Regulators / Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
   Types of Public Communication
   Developing a Risk Communication Program
   Communicating New Paradigms
Trade Secrets (OSHA) 
Litigation Support
   Use of Legal Services
   Types of Litigation
   The Participants
   Timeline / Story Line
   Documentation
   The Discovery Process
   Depositions 
   Witnesses to Fact
The Expert Witness 
   Acceptance by the Court
   Daubert and Frye Rules
   Prior Testimony 
   Timeline / Story Line
   The Report 
   Attributes of an Expert Witness
      To Thine Own Self Be True 
      Be Prepared
      Be a True Expert
      Be a Teacher 
      “Reasonable” Risk 
   Privilege

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