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Riskhantering i stora anläggningsprojekt: En fallstudie av projekt Kiruna Ny Järnväg
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Risk Management is an important competence, and one of the main subjects in research regarding Project Management. The Risk Management process consists of three basic steps: Risk identification, Risk analysis and evaluation and Risk treatment. Risk Management is of extra great importance in construction projects and projects that includes multiple organizations or contractors. This is due to the fact that uncertainty, in areas such as allocation of liability, communication, coordination and control, increases in projects with multiple parties. Formalized Risk Management processes are unusual and further research is needed to develop Best practice in Risk Management and to adapt methods within Project Management to different types of projects. The iron ore company, LKAB, has realized many and often large construction projects during a long period of time. Trafikverket (The Swedish traffic board) realizes countless numbers of projects every year, from small maintenance projects to large complex construction projects. In both organizations, it is common that projects include multiple contractors and external organizations, as in Kiruna Ny Järnväg (KNJ, Kiruna New Railway). This is a large construction project, whose main purpose is to build a new railway west of Kiruna city and the iron ore mine. The project is conducted in a joint project by LKAB and Trafikverket, where Trafikverket is the project owner, while LKAB is financing the whole project. KNJ is estimated to cost four billion Swedish kronor. Riskhandboken (the Risk Manual) has been compiled to ensure a well implemented Risk Management in KNJ. Riskhandboken describes how the Risk Management Process within KNJ should be conducted: from planning of the process, to descriptions of the Risk identification, analysis, evaluation, treatment and control. The purpose of the study is to examine how risk is managed in large construction projects, in theory and practice, to develop a suggestion for Best practice. The master thesis includes a literary review that has resulted in a reference model of how Risk Management is conducted in large construction projects. Furthermore a case study has been conducted within KNJ, which includes interviews and observations within the project. A general conclusion is that the Risk Management within KNJ works well and results in positive effects on the project. There are always possibilities for continuous improvements and the study has also resulted in some recommendations about how Riskhandboken, and the Risk Management in KNJ, could be improved. These have been generated by a comparison between the theoretical reference model and the result from the case study. The reference model has also been completed with results and recommendation from the empirical study. This has resulted in a model for Best practice for Risk Management in construction projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 123 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, projekt, projektledning, anläggningsprojekt, riskhantering, riskanalys, best practice, kvalitet
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52752Local ID: 9d99fec3-229d-43f6-9f62-340d95751db9OAI: diva2:1026124
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
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