7.4 Assessing the risk
7.4.1 Risk evaluation criteria
We recognized that we may not be able to take action for all possible risks identified. Therefore there is a need to prioritize the risks, but before this can happen there is a need to evaluate the risk itself. The evaluation is based on three criteria:
the probability that the risk will occur;
the impact that the risk will have, should it occur;
the proximity of the risk.
7.4.2 Risk probability
The probability, or likelihood, that a risk will occur is somewhere between never happening and certain to occur. This assessment can be either quantitative or qualitative. There is a wide range of approaches to obtaining qualitative assessments including interviewing experts or stakeholders and brainstorming ...