Team-based risk assessment

Some projects are foiled by naysayers and saboteurs; this article offers a strategy designed to avoid this problem by fully including all stakeholders and team members in the risk assessment process, thus forcing them to have ownership in proposed solutions and countermeasures. Risk assessment is the most crucial aspect of the project planning phase. At risk meetings, a variation on the Process Decision Program Chart (PDPC) is used to assess scope risk and resource risk. Once the risks are identified, the team evaluates each risk's impact, its probability of occurring, and countermeasures designed to mitigate or eliminate the risk. The participation of everyone in the risk assessment process creates ownership and buy-in, and turns project denigrators into supporters.
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