CHAPTER 10

Generating Alternatives and Identifying Risks

We can use several techniques to identify risks and generate alternatives: documentation reviews, information-gathering techniques (Delphi, SWOT, and others), assumption analysis, and various diagramming processes. Risk templates can be useful in the risk-identification process. Risk-response planning helps determine the course of action if a risk occurs. Risk registers help monitor and manage risks during the course of a project.

Identifying Risks and Uncertainties

Almost everything in a project is uncertain. There is no certainty that you will still be the project manager in two weeks. Today you are a project manager; maybe tomorrow you will win $10 million in a lottery and retire to ...

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