Selected Detail from the PERIL Database

The following information is excerpted from the Project Experience Risk Information Library (PERIL) database. (These risks are an illustrative subset selected from the database, representing less than three months of schedule slippage. The 20 percent of the risks that resulted in more than three months of impact are discussed in Chapters 3, 4, and 5.)

Scope Risks

•     New product features were added at every weekly meeting and stage review.

•     Project was based on standards still in draft form. Several options are possible, but project is staffed to pursue only one.

•     Conversion from legacy system caused unanticipated problems leading to delays of three to ten days per module to fix. ...

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