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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right by Tom Kendrick

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Dealing with Causes

Risk prevention strategies include avoidance, mitigation, and transfer.

Risk avoidance involves replanning the project to remove the source of the risk entirely. Avoiding risks may involve:

  • Scope risks: Committing to the minimum acceptable deliverable, eliminating new technology, buying instead of making components

  • Schedule risks: Reducing the number of activity dependencies, scheduling the high-risk activities early, decomposing lengthy activities

  • Resource risks: Getting names and commitments for all work, building needed skills, eliminating overcommitments

For risks that you cannot plan around, brainstorm ideas for mitigation, reducing the risk probability or impact (or both). Mitigation tactics include:

  • General: Improving ...

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