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

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Risk Tracking

Risk Tracking

As with other project management activities, you need to get into a rhythm of periodic monitoring. You may wish to appoint a risk manager or "risk czar" for the project. The risk manager is responsible for staying on top of the things that could go wrong, just as the project manager is staying on top of the activities leading to project completion. One project team dubbed their risk manager "Eeyore" after the Winnie-the-Pooh character who always bemoaned how bad things could become. It’s a good idea to have someone other than the project manager serve as the risk manager. The project manager is focused on what he has to do to make ...

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