Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Attitudes to risk management in space projects

Zakari Danlami Tsiga
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory United Kingdom
Michael Emes
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory. United Kingdom
Alan Smith
UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory United Kingdom


The paper aims to examine the personalities of people currently working in the delivery of space projects. The study was conducted via the use of an online survey which included twenty-five Likert scale questions which are based on risk decision scenarios and personality questions. A total of 50 responses were collected from people with experience in the delivery of space projects. The results of this study suggest that people who have experience in space project delivery are people with a high level and long term view, are fair and pleasing, extroverted and logical decision takers, prefer to freeze scope and respect deadlines and finally they prefer to make team consensus decisions. The results also show that the respondents are willing to take risky decisions depending on the situation and case.

Keywords: People Personality, Space Industry, Space Projects, Risk Decision, Risk Management.



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