Managing the methane in coal seams is important for mining companies: to maintain operational safety, as a potential source of energy and to minimise greenhouse gas emissions. This case outlines how a coal company examined strategic options for dealing with the gas associated with mining. It illustrates a structured process for collecting and classifying information, identifying the components of decisions and developing options for subsequent evaluation.
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RiskNZ, formerly the New Zealand Society for Risk Management, will be holding its conference in Wellington NZ on 17-18 August 2017. The conference title is Repositioning Risk Management. Dr Dale Cooper will be presenting a keynote address on 'Governance, leadership and enterprise risk management' on 17 August, and chairing a conference wrap-up session on 18 August.
In principle, software project cost risk has the same characteristics as the cost risk in other types of projects. However, there are good reasons why software projects have a reputation for being prone to over running budgets and schedules. This note outlines some of the factors involved and how they can be used to make realistic assessments of cost risk, achievable targets and contingency requirements.