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Readiness Reviews: Key to Successfully Implementing Enterprise Systems

Description: Sandia has implemented a formal process to verify that new or modified facilities and operations are ready to safely operate. The readiness review process focuses on the status of management systems, personnel, and systems, structures, and components to do work safely. The scope and depth of the review are tailored to match the potential consequences and the likelihood that the consequences could occur. The precepts and methodology of the process are applicable to verifying the readiness of enterprise systems, and should comprise the final element in developing and implementing an enterprise system. This paper describes the readiness review process, the key elements for success, lessons learned from Sandia's readiness assessment process, and outlines how the process can be applied to enterprise systems. Specific topics addressed include selecting the criteria, approach, and lines of inquiry to be used for the review; selecting members for the review team; team leader responsibilities; reporting and closing deficiencies; and, responsibilities of the facility/project owner and management.
Date: April 20, 1999
Creator: Bendure, A.O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Selecting a risk-based tool to aid in decision making

Description: Selecting a risk-based tool to aid in decision making is as much of a challenge as properly using the tool once it has been selected. Failure to consider customer and stakeholder requirements and the technical bases and differences in risk-based decision making tools will produce confounding and/or politically unacceptable results when the tool is used. Selecting a risk-based decisionmaking tool must therefore be undertaken with the same, if not greater, rigor than the use of the tool once it is selected. This paper presents a process for selecting a risk-based tool appropriate to a set of prioritization or resource allocation tasks, discusses the results of applying the process to four risk-based decision-making tools, and identifies the ``musts`` for successful selection and implementation of a risk-based tool to aid in decision making.
Date: March 1, 1995
Creator: Bendure, A.O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Integrated environmental, health and safety management; The outcome of the `Necessary and Sufficient Process`

Description: This paper presents a paradigm for integrating the many facets of ES&H management based on the necessary and sufficient control of hazards and the resulting risks through a systems approach. The paradigm answers the question ``What is the best approach to managing ES&H to increase value, reduce risk, and improve satisfaction?`` Hazard identification is the foundation of integrated ES&H management. Knowledge of risk is essential to the necessary and sufficient management of risk. A systems approach to identifying and managing risks is essential in achieving integrated ES&H management. Feedback is discussed. The objectives can be applied to the function of risk management using the ``Know, Understand, Manage and Document`` paradigm. The organizational structure is crucial to the success of integrated ES&H management.
Date: May 1, 1996
Creator: Bendure, A.O. & Walker, S.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department