CHAPTER 14

ATOM for Large Projects

A key feature of the ATOM approach is scalability. ATOM is designed to be applicable to any project in any industry, offering a generic process that is suitable for all. However, some projects are undeniably more risky than others. Attempting to send a manned mission to Mars is on a different scale from moving an office from the first floor to the second, though both are projects, and both need some sort of risk management process.

The ATOM project sizing tool, discussed in Chapter 3 (with an example in Figure 3-4), allows an organization to classify its projects by size into three groups: small, medium, and ...

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