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They are commonly called:
◦ Cause-effect diagrams.
◦ Ishikawa diagrams.
◦ Fishbone diagrams. Diagramming techniques are useful for showing the
logical steps in a process or a system (e.g., a project) Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Diagramming
Project aspects can be examined in detail and the
risks (and risk triggers) associated with each aspect
can be identified. Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Important Lesson Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Original
Original Question ???
We started risk identification by a simple question;
“What are the potential events that threaten the
achievement of project scope, its completion on time,
within budget, as specified, etc?” Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Categorization
Answering the original question may lead to a
“lengthy” list of risks.
AND… these risks can be quite diverse as well.
You may find risks related to technical aspects,
financing, market, subcontractors/vendors, etc.
It is always a good idea to categorize risks, as you
develop the list of risks in a given project. Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Risk
Risk categories provide a way to organize the risks
into logical groupings.
Some companies prefer to standardize the risk
categories (based on the nature of the industry sector
they work in). Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Sample Risk Categories
etc. Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy How
How to Document Risks
Risks can be organized in two forms.
◦ Risk lists (categorized by groups).
◦ Risk breakdown structures (RBS). Risk triggers can be associated with their
corresponding risks. Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Risk
RBS is a hierarchal shape, that resembles a WBS.
RBS details the risks in a given project according to
their categories and sub-categories.
This structure facilitates “relating” the different risks
to components of the WBS, CBS, and OBS. Dr. Maged Ezzat Georgy Risk
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