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Adaptable Process Model
Risk Management

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process risk management (RM)

  • do while (technical and project risks remain to be examined)
  • U.8.1 Define the technology and project risks;

    U.8.1.1 Evaluate areas of technical uncertainty;

    U.8.1.2 Examine performance requirements for potential problems;

    U.8.1.3 Examine design constraints imposed by other system elements;

    U.8.1.4 Make a list of technical risks;

    U.8.2 Identify project risks associated with scope;

    U.8.2.1 Examine personnel and skills risks;

    U.8.2.2 Examine budget risks;

    U.8.2.3 Examine schedule risks;

    U.8.2.4 Examine customer risks;

    U.8.2.5 Examine risks associated with changing requirements;

  • enddo

    do while (risks remain to be assessed)

  • U.8.3 Estimate the probability of the risk;

    U.8.4 Estimate the impact of the risk

  • enddo

    Build a risk table

    Sort the risk table by risk probability and risk impact;

    Determine the level of probability and impact below which risk will not be considered;

    RSK: Select risks below the cut-off that must be considered for other reasons;

    U.8.5 Develop a list of prioritized technology and project risks;

    U.8.6 Indicate a plan for risk mitigation, monitoring and management;

    do while (risks remain to be considered)

  • U.8.6.1 Define methods for avoiding each risk;

    U.8.6.2 Identify factors that can be monitored that will indicate whether is risk is becoming more or less likely;

    U.8.6.3 Develop contingency plans for risk should it occur;

  • enddo

    Review Risk Mitigation, Monitoring and Management Plan internally;

    U.8.7 Review risks with customer;

    U.8.8 Revise project plan, if required;

  • endprocess

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