Risk Management Process

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DOCUMENT OVERVIEW4
PURPOSE4
SCOPE4
DESCRIPTION4
RISK MANAGEMENT FLOW5
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES6
RISK TRACKING PROCESS7
Identify Risks7
Assess and Prioritize Risks7
Determine Course of Action8
Review and Monitor Risks8
RISK MANAGEMENT LOG ENTRY DEFINITIONS9
PROCESS ASSISTANCE, QUESTIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS10
APPENDIX A: RISK MANAGEMENT LOG11

Document Overview
Purpose
The purpose of this Risk Management Process document is:
To provide a framework to track and monitor project risks throughout the project lifecycle •Establish roles and responsibilities of all participants in the process Scope
This process will be used by the entire project team. As such, this document defines the Risk Management process and flow for a project. Description
A risk is any factor that may potentially interfere with a successful completion of a project by having a negative impact to scope, cost, quality, or timeline/ schedule. A risk is not an issue – an issue has already occurred; a risk is the possibility that an issue might occur. By recognizing project risks, or potential issues, the Project Manager, or designee can attempt to avoid them through proper actions. Risk identification consists of determining risks that are likely to affect the project and documenting the characteristics of those risks. While it is impossible to identify all possible risks, anything likely to occur should be included in the analysis. Risk identification is the responsibility of all members of the project team. The Project Manager is responsible for tracking risks and developing mitigation strategies/ contingency plans that address the risks identified by the team. Sometimes a risk identification “brainstorming” session can help in the initial identification process, mitigation strategies and contingency plans. Such meetings help team members understand various perspectives and can help the team better understand the “big picture.” The activities below describe the process for identifying, analyzing, prioritizing and responding to risks during the project lifecycle. The entire project team will be trained on Risk Management and their active participation in identifying and mitigating risks will be encouraged. Risk monitoring will be managed by the project manager or designee and supported by all project team members.

Risk Management Flow

Roles and Responsibilities
The following table represents the roles and responsibilities associated with tracking risks on a project: RoleResponsibility
Project LeadershipAnalyze and assess risks identified
Attend risk meetings as scheduled
Participate in:
- Identifying, discussing, and clarifying new risks
- Re-evaluating and updating current risks
- Defining and modifying mitigation/contingency strategies for each risk - Present project point of view in developing risk mitigation strategies - Perform actions that reduce the exposure for a risk, focusing on probability, risk impact, or both - Assess risk mitigation activities, program and effectiveness; help refine these as necessary •Final validation of risk owners

Serve as risk owner, as assigned
Project Manager or designeeFacilitate the risk assessment processes of identification, assessment, mitigation •Prompt risk owners as necessary for updates to assigned risks •Manage and update the Risk Management Log

Coordinate risk meetings
Monitor overall status of project risks
Escalate risks as appropriate
Provide initial input to and assignment of risk owner as appropriate Risk OwnerPerform research required to clarify and analyze risks •Develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans
Monitor status of individual risk and report status to the Project Manager or designee •Report any changes in the probability of occurrence and potential impact of each risk •Execute mitigation strategies/tactics as part of the risk management process Team Members•...
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