NCHRP Implementation Support Program. Implementation of the AASHTO Guide for Enterprise Risk Management

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Guide for Enterprise Risk Management (the Guide) explains how state departments of transportation (DOTs) can establish and benefit from an enterprise risk management program. The Guide defines enterprise risk management as “the formal and systematic effort to control uncertainty and variability on an organization’s strategic objectives by managing risks at all levels of the organization.” The Guide explains how the managing of risk at the enterprise level provides agencies with new insights and management and analysis tools designed to increase the likelihood of achieving strategic objectives, thus complementing related management tools such as strategic planning and performance management. The Guide describes how to manage risks at four levels: enterprise, program, project, and activity. It also includes extensive summaries of how risk management is being successfully applied nationally and internationally to typical transportation program areas. Although the Guide is quite extensive, without implementation assistance its full potential may not be realized by state DOTs for many years. The objective of this project is to develop and execute a dissemination and implementation plan to create awareness of the Guide, and facilitate successful implementation of enterprise risk management by state DOTs. For purposes of this project, “successful implementation” is the documented adoption and use of the research products presented in the Guide by practitioners within at least three state DOTs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(02)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hartell, Ann

  • Performing Organizations:


    Lewis Center, OH  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Varma, Shobna

  • Start Date: 20180402
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210330
  • Actual Completion Date: 20210330
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41933

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646000
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(02)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2017 3:35PM