Planning for the Aftermath of Disasters: A Project Management Perspective

Günaydın H. M.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on Engaging the Public to Fight the Consequences of Terrorism and Disasters, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2 - 04 June 2014, vol.120, pp.148-154 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 120
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/978-1-61499-493-0-148
  • City: Tbilisi
  • Country: Georgia
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-154
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Rescue and relief efforts for the aftermath of a disaster have complex and integrated processes and teams working interpedently. Planning is an essential part for the success and speed of the teams. Author analyses the planning practices of Turkish Disaster and Emergency management Directorate (AFAD) through Project Management Institute's (PMI) planning methodology. Risk management, handling of the chaotic environment and communication maturity are cornerstones of the effective planning efforts.