Project Resilience with Elmar Kutsch, Senior Lecturer in Risk Management

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London Southbank Univeristy

Keyworth Lecture Theatre B

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Elmar Kutsch is a Senior Lecturer in Risk Management at Cranfield School of Management. As a passionate skydiver his interests, both privately and professionally, revolve around management of the unexpected. Elmar's first real exposure to the rather paradox world of uncertainty began in 1998 when he held a variety of commercial and senior management positions within the information technology (IT) industry. His passion for the management of risk and uncertainty in projects then led him to pursue a career in academia. He served as a Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Surrey and has been at Cranfield since 2007.

Project Resilience


The environment in which projects operate today is one of unprecedented complexity and uncertainty. With increasing uncertainty and complexity comes the increased potential for failure. To meet this challenge, project management increasingly relies on the compliant standardisation and automation of activities with the aim of reducing human-situated cognition as a source of error. However, such human-situated cognition – mindfulness – is often the last remaining barrier to the prevention of a project crisis. This presentation will introduce the concept of mindfulness, making you reflect on whether mindful practices will provide you with another building block to make your way of working more resilient.

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London Southbank Univeristy

Keyworth Lecture Theatre B

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