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Þórður Víkingur Friðgeirsson, Assistant Professor

School:School of Technology / Department of Engineering 
Location:Nauthólsvík, Venus, 2nd floor 
Phone:5996334 
Email:thordurvru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/thordurv

Education

2000. Aalborg University, MSc - Industrial Engineering

RU teaching record

2022-1T-603-AKVADecision Analysis for Management
2022-1T-305-PRMAProject Management
2021-1C-OHS-HAVE
2021-1T-706-INT1Internship in Engineering I
2021-1T-706-INT2Internship in Engineering II
2021-1T-305-PRMAProject Management
2021-1T-803-VERKProject Management and Strategic Planning
2020-3T-102-VERKIntroduction to Engineering
2020-3T-800-STARInternship in MSc Engineering
2020-3T-872-VSGAThe Project Office, Program Management and the Project Driven Organization
2020-2C-OHS-HAVE
2020-2C-OHS-VESL
2020-1T-600-STARInternship in BSc Engineering
2020-1T-305-PRMAProject Management
2020-1T-803-VERKProject Management and Strategic Planning
2019-3T-603-AKVADecision Analysis for Management
2019-3T-200-ERASErasmus+ Training on Decision Making and Leadership
2019-3T-100-HUGMBrain Storming
2019-3T-102-VERKIntroduction to Engineering
2019-3BF VER3003Project Management, Scheduling and Finance in Projects
2019-1T-200-ERASErasmus+ Training on Decision Making and Leadership
2019-1T-305-PRMAProject Management
2019-1T-803-VERKProject Management and Strategic Planning
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Research

Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson, Helgi Thor Ingason, Haukur Ingi Jonasson and Hildur Jonsdottir. An Authoritative Study on Artificial Intelligence - Near Future Effect on Project Management Knowledge Areas. Journal of Project Management. Submitted in October 2020.
Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson, Helgi Thor Ingason, Haukur Ingi Jonasson and Bara Hlin Kristjansdottir. The VUCA‘ility of Projects; A New Approach to Assess a Project Risk in a Complex World. JOURNAL OF RISK AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. Submitted in October 2020.
Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson, Helgi Thor Ingason and Bara Hlin Kristjansdottir. An Alternative Risk Assessment Routine for Decision Making; Towards a VUCA Meter to Assess the Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity of Complex. Research on Project, Chapter 4. Programme and Portfolio Management, Projects. Springer Nature. Chapter DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-60139-3_4.
S. Gaultier Le Bris, S. Rouvrais, T. Vikingur Fridgeirsson, S. Dunn and L. Tudela Villa. Deliverable O3: A Decision Skills Framework for Higher and VET students, continuously integrative for educational programme addressing VUCA contexts Version 1.5, May 9th, 2020. DAhoy project report, deliverable O3. Accessible at: https://www.imt-atlantique.fr/sites/default/files/Dahoy/O3-Year3.pdf. With IMT Atlantique France, Ecole Navale France, SCQF, Scotland, Fundacio Universitat Empresa de les Illes Balears (FUEIB) Palma (Balearic Islands), Spain, COGC Scotland.
T.V. Fridgeirsson, H.T. Ingason and H.I. Jonasson. The pathway to profession – series of research based articles on how project management evolved from being a normative approach towards the projectified society. Icelandic Journal of Engineering (special edition), expected publication date November 2020.
S. Rouvrais, H. Audunsson and T.V. Fridgeirsson (2020). Decision skills in engineering programs – a key for a VUCA era. WEEF&GEDS 2020, Virtual conference 16-19 November 2020.
Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson , Helgi Thor Ingason,and Steinunn M. Gunnlaugsdottir. The Perceived Quality of the Project Governance Structure in Projectified Iceland, EURAM 2020.  Dublin, Ireland 2020.
Stefnumörkun íslenska heilbrigðiskerfisins, upplifun og væntingar almennings. Þórður Víkingur Friðgeirsson, Dagmar Ýr Sigurjónsdóttir, Jakob Falur Garðarsson, Helgi Þór Ingason, Haukur Ingi Jónasson, Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla (under review), 2020.
Haraldur Audunsson, Asrun Matthiasdottir and Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDENT IN A VUCA PROGRAM, Department of Engineering, School of Social Sciences, Reykjavik University, Iceland. The future of education, Florence Italy, 2020.
Haraldur Audunsson, Asrun Matthiasdottir and Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson. STUDENT´S JOURNEY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AN ENGINEERING PROGRAM. Department of Engineering, School of Social Sciences, Reykjavik University, Iceland. The 16th International CDIO Conference 2020, CDIO 2020, Bangkok, Thailand, June 9-11, 2020
APM: Research: Summary Series: Projectification in western economies: a comparative study of Germany, Norway and Iceland, 2019.
S. Gaultier Le Bris, S. Rouvrais, T. Vikingur Fridgeirsson, S. Dunn and L. Tudela Villa. Deliverable O2: Innovative D-SKILLS Training Models for Higher and Vocational Education & Training Students  Version 5.0, 31 October 2019. DAhoy project report, deliverable O2. Accessible at: https://www.imt-atlantique.fr/sites/default/files/Dahoy/DAhoy-O2-Year2-final.pdf. With IMT Atlantique France, Ecole Navale France, SCQF, Scotland, Fundacio Universitat Empresa de les Illes Balears (FUEIB) Palma (Balearic Islands), Spain, COGC Scotland.
Helgi Thor Ingason, Thordur V. Fridgeirsson, Haukur Ingi Jonasson: Project Management in Iceland: Expected Future Trends for Project Management and the Project Management Profession. Icelandic Journal of Engineering (Verktækni), Vol. 1, 2019
Thordur V. Fridgeirsson, Helgi Thor Ingason, Haukur Ingi Jonasson: Project Management in Iceland: Current and Future Importance of Project Management within the Icelandic Economy. Icelandic Journal of Engineering (Verktækni), Vol. 1, 2019
Helgi Thor Ingason, Thordur V. Fridgeirsson, Haukur Ingi Jonasson: The Evolution of Project Management in Iceland: The Path to a Profession. Icelandic Journal of Engineering (Verktækni), Vol. 1, 2019.
Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson, Bara Hlin Kristjansdottir and Helgi Thor Ingason: An alternative risk assessment routine for decision making; Toward a VUCA meter to assess the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of complex projects. IPMA world congress, Mexico 2019. Published by Springer Nature Switzerland AG.
Helgi Thor Ingason, Thordur V. Fridgeirsson and Haukur Ingi Jonasson: Projectification in Iceland measured – a comparison of two methods.  International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. ISSN: 1753-8378. Publication date: 2 September 2019.
S. Gaultier Le Bris, S. Rouvrais, T. Vikingur Fridgeirsson, S. Dunn and L. Tudela Villa. Deliverable O1: Towards Reinforcing Decision Making Skills of Higher and Vocational Education & Training Students version 1.0, 21 September 2018 . DAhoy project report, deliverable O1, year_1, September 2018. Assessible at: https://www.imt-atlantique.fr/sites/default/files/document/DAhoy-Output1-Year1.pdf. With IMT Atlantique France, Ecole Navale France, SCQF, Scotland, Fundacio Universitat Empresa de les Illes Balears (FUEIB) Palma (Balearic Islands), Spain, COGC Scotland.
Yvonne-Gabriele, Schoper, Andreas Wald, Helgi Thor Ingason, Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson: Projectification in Western economies: A comparative study of Germany, Norway and Iceland. International Journal of Project Management. Vol. 36, No. 1 pp.(71-82), 2018.
Þ.V. Friðgeirsson og F.D. Steinþórsdóttir: A cross-impact analysis of eight economic parameters in Iceland in the context of Arctic climate change. Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2018.
Þ.V. Friðgeirsson & M. Bollason. Tilviksrannsókn á innleiðingu straumlínustjórnunar hjá framleiðslufyrirtæki. Verktækni, Tímarit Verkfræðingafélags Íslands. The Journal of the Icelandic Engineering Association. No. 1, Vol 23, 2017
T.V. Fridgeirsson, Reference class forecasting in Icelandic Transport Infrastructure Projects, Transport Problems, Scientific Journal, The Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Transport Krasińskiego 8, 40-019 Katowice, Poland, 2016.
Er samræmi á milli þeirrar áhættu sem íslenskir ákvörðunartakar telja sig tilbúna til að taka og raunverulegrar hættu á kostnaðarframúrkeyrslu verkefna? (Does the perceived risk attitude among Icelandic decision makers correlate with the reality of cost overruns?) Verktækni, Tímarit Verkfræðingafélags Íslands. The Journal of the Icelandic Engineering Association. No. 2, Vol 2, 2015
T.V. Fridgeirsson, Prerequisites and Decision Making Procedures of an Icelandic Project compared against Norwegian Standards, Iceland Review of Politics & Administration (Stjórnmál og stjórnsýsla), 10(1), 17-3, 2015
H. Audunsson, T.V. Fridgeirsson &  I. Sæmundsdottir. Challenging Engineering Students With Uncertainty in a VUCA Situation. Proceedings of the 14th International CDIO Conference, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Kanazawa, Japan.
Þ.V. Fridgeirsson, H.Þ. Ingason & H.I. Jonasson. Project Management in Iceland measured - a comparison of two methods. 6th IPMA Research Conference: Impacts of Project Management in Society.September 03-04, 2018, in Rio de Janeiro,  Brasil
Þ.V. Friðgeirsson, H.Þ. Ingason $ H.I. Jónasson. The financial value, occupational impact and real-life application of projects and project management in Iceland. Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál.
Yvonne-Gabriele, Schoper, Andreas Wald, Helgi Thor Ingason,Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson: Projectification in Western Economies:  A Comparative Study of Germany, Norway and Iceland. IRNOP 2017, Boston.
Yvonne-Gabriele, Schoper, Andreas Wald, Helgi Thor Ingason,Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson. Economical Weight of Projects in Western Economies. 30th IPMA conference, 5-7  September, 2017.
S. Gaultier Le Bris, S. Rouvrais, T. Vikingur Friðgeirsson & L. Tudela Villalonga. Decision Making Skills in Engineering Education. 45th SEFI Conference, 18-21 September 2017, Azores, Portugal
T.V. Fridgeirsson & H.I. Jonasson. The feasibility of Icelandic Projects. Conference: 7th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (IRMBAM-2016), At Nice, France, July 10-11.
T.V. Fridgeirsson, H. Grimsdottir and S.V. Gudmundsson, Impact Parameters for a Stochastic Decision Model Forecasting the Economic Development in the Arctic Region with focus on Iceland, A European Arctic Policy, Madrid, June 10th. 
T.V. Fridgeirsson. BENCHMARKING ICELANDIC PLANNING & DECISION-MAKING IN PUBLIC PROJECTS, 5th International Conference on Leadership, Technology, Innovation and Business Management 2015, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul Turkey.
T.V. Fridgeirsson. The feasibility of public projects in Iceland, 28th IPMA World Congress, Rotterdam, Holland, September 29-October 1.
T.V. Fridgeirsson, Reference class forecasting in Icelandic Transport Infrastructure Projects, Conference on International Science, Baden-Wuertemberg Cooperative State University, Discussions Papers No 1/14, Villingen-Schwenningen, April  7-11.
Asrun Matthiasdottir, Ingunn Saemundsdottir, Pall Jensson, Haraldur Audunsson, Jonas Thor Snaebjornsson, Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson, EXPERIENCE OF INTERVIEWING STAKEHOLDERS , Proceedings of the 10th International CDIO Conference, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, June 16-19, 2014.
T.V. Fridgeirsson and H. Grimsdottir, Requirement Analysis of an open access decision model for strategic planning of the Arctic Region, 2nd China Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium, June 2-5, Akureyri, Iceland.
An open source decision model for strategic planning for the Arctic region, Thordur Vikingur Fridgeirsson, Hlynur Stefansson, Pall Jensson.  1st China – Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium. 4-7 June 2013, Shanghai China
T. V. FRIDGEIRSSON; THE USE OF REFERENCE CLASSES TO FORECAST RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN ICELANDIC PROJECTS. Proceedings of 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation. Reykjavík University, Iceland10-12 June 2009. Vol II pp 118-125.
Fridgeirsson, Thordur Vikingur. Improving the art of Project Management by applying procedures of Risk Management and Decision Analysis. Conference NORDNET 2007 Projects Under Risk, 2007. Icelandic Project Management Association.
TEXTBOOKS
Fridgeirsson, Thordur Vikingur. Risk, Decisons and Uncertainty (Áhætta, óvissa og ákvarðanir): Decisons under Uncertainty, JVP Publishing April 2008. ISBN 978-9979-656-70-8. 
Fridgeirsson, Thordur Vikingur. Management in times of Changes and Agility (Stjórnun á tímum hraða og breytinga), JPV Publishing April 2003. ISBN 9979-775-46-7
HANDBOOKS
ERASMUS+ – CLOEMC IV “COMMON LEARNING METHOD FOR EUROPEAN MANAGERS IN CONSTRUCTION. 
Handbook for construction managers.
Addresses the vocational education and training sectoral priority by improvement of vocational education and training didactic materials of the construction project management and horizontal priority by facilitation of qualification recognition system for managers in construction.
Improving the education of personnel in this sector is very important because of the efficiency and sustainability of the construction industry. There is a great migration of engineers, construction managers in the construction sector due to the different state of economic development of the EU countries. For this reason, it is extremely important that construction managers’ qualification and skills are being recognized and certified in the same way all over EU.
Main aim of the Project is to extend – in transnational co-operation – the Construction Managers Library by six new manuals. Manuals, containing full contents in 4 languages (English, German, Polish and Icelandic), allow their implementation and use in different countries and in EU VET education systems.
Author in Chapter M22 .Tools used in decision making in construction. Optimisation of Construction Processes (10 pages). 
Author in Chapter M23. Diversity Management in Construction, Agile methods (25 pages).
Author in Chapter M22 .Tools used in decision making in construction. Optimisation of Construction Processes (10 pages). 
Author in Chapter M23. Diversity Management in Construction, Agile methods (25 pages).
 

Subject field

Project Management

Risk Management

Decision Analysis


Business relations

 Board member of several private companies.

Active participant and consultant in several entrepreneur projects and programs.


Publications

Books:
Fridgeirsson, Thordur Vikingur. Risk, Decisons and Uncertainty (Áhætta, óvissa og ákvarðanir): Decisons under Uncertainty, JVP Publishing April 2008. ISBN 978-9979-656-70-8
 Fridgeirsson, Thordur Vikingur. Management in imes of Changes and Agility (Stjórnun á tímum hraða og breytinga), JPV Publishing April 2003. ISBN 9979-775-46-7 8
Report:
Fridgeirsson, Thordur Vikingur. How to Reduce Cost overruns in Public funded Projects. Chamber of Commerce September 2008. ISBN:978-9979-9795-7-9 8
Latest conference papers:
T. V. FRIDGEIRSSON; THE USE OF REFERENCE CLASSES TO FORECAST RISK AND UNCERTAINTY IN ICELANDIC PROJECTS. Proceedings of 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation. Reykjavík University, Iceland10-12 June 2009. Vol II pp 118-125.
Fridgeirsson, Thordur Vikingur. Improving the art of Project Management by applying procedures of Risk Management and Decision Analysis. Conference NORDNET 2007 Projects Under Risk, 2007. Icelandic Project Management Association