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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Documenting Risks

Simply identifying the risks facing a project is not enough. We need to write them down in a way that lets us communicate the nature and status of risks throughout the affected stakeholder community over the duration of the project. Figure 6-3 shows a form I’ve found to be convenient for documenting risks. It’s a good idea to keep the risk list itself separate from the risk management plan, as you’ll be updating the risk list frequently throughout the project.

A risk documentation form.

Figure 6-3. A risk documentation form.

Use a condition-consequence format when documenting risk statements. That is, state the risk situation (the condition) that you are concerned ...

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