Act of putting a procedure or course of action into effect to support goals or achieve objectives.

Sample Usage: The implementation of the emergency evacuation plan involved the activation of additional response personnel.

Annotation: Implementation is one of the stages of the risk management cycle and involves the act of executing a risk management strategy.

Source: DHS Risk Lexicon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010 Edition. September 2010 Regulatory Guidance


The execution from initiation to completion of a planned activity, action, process or practice to meet an objective.

Source: IOGP Report No. 510, Operating Management System Framework for controlling risk and delivering high performance in the oil and gas industry, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, June 2014. Global Standards

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