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Can you suggest ways of identifying possible risks in a project plan?


Can anyone provide alternative, practical methods of identifying (not analysing or managing) possible risks in a project plan, other than brainstorming?   Thanks.  

Steve Brand

All suggestions to Comments below please.

3 Responses

  1. Identification of Risks in a Project Plan
    Steve, Your question is one being asked by many organisations at this moment. My company, Adacel ( have worked with a number of these as well as subject experts to build an experiential simulator which allows students to take the role of a Project Manager having to manage risk issues throughout a full life-cycle. Use has shown that students learn to identify, prioritise and deal with Risks which have a profound effect rather than risks with little chance of occuring. Take a look at the web-site and if it looks relevant then please get in touch.
    Kind regards, Alastair

  2. Seek related projects and ask about risks
    Besides professional companies, a person reviewing a project plan should analyse the plan and the current environment in which the plan will be operated. A recent pilot project of the same general type would have encountered most of the risks and addressed them and therefore would be positioned ideally to advise you. One example would be a training project in the voluntary sector as a pilot being used to address the risks to forming a charity company to provide training and advice as a full programme. The training risks and the insurance and other risks would be addressed. This method would not necessarly cover 100% of the risks but would go a long way toward preventive risk assessment.
    A consultant professional would be another possible source, but the cost/benefit constraint might dictate that the less expensive route be followed.

  3. Project management – sources of info.
    Can’t really answer your question BUT if you go to, you will find a professional development site for Project Management. That has some pointers but also hyperlinks to some of the best Project Management sites on the net.

    Good luck!


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