Risk Management is a fundamental focus of ARES. We have honed this capability over 30 years, having initially developed it in support of nuclear power plant operations, and now provide it to NASA human spaceflight programs, science missions, and DoD defense and launch programs. We implement Continuous Risk Management (CRM), Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM), and a tailored risk assessment process to assess, identify, mitigate, and manage risk throughout the project life cycle based. ARES develops and implement the risk management processes based on agency-level requirements and works with programs teams to ensure all risk are identified and controlled.
Developed originally for our NASA International Space Station customer, the ARES Risk Tracking System (ARTS) facilitates tracking of risks and opportunities, providing features for risk scoring, mitigation plan development, process workflows, and reports. ARTS is built on the flexible Atlassian Jira platform, providing direct opportunities for integration with management and task tracking processes. Jira also provides tailorable workflows and fields that can be modified without software changes, creating a future-proof solution on a platform that is already approved for use at most agencies. ARTS can integrate directly with existing Jira implementations, providing significant cost savings and synergies.