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Qualitative Risk Analysis

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

•  Define common terms and concepts in risk analysis, including qualitative risk analysis, quantitative risk analysis, risk triage, and filtering.

•  Identify appropriate risk categories to organize identified risks for further action.

•  Use a filtering process to perform risk triage, sorting risks according to priority, urgency, ownership, and solvability.

•  Implement a variety of qualitative concepts and techniques, including cause-and-effect diagramming to analyze impact, assessment of non-numerical factors in determining risk probability, ...

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