Risk Management Approach

Here you can find a simple Risk Management Approach template in Microsoft Word/Excel format, along with explanation on how to use it.

Background

So, how are you going to manage risks in your project?

PRINCE2 has a theme about risk, which contains a lot of information, but my favorite is M_o_R®, which is all about risk management in projects, programs, and portfolios (it comes from the same family as PRINCE2, and belongs to AXELOS), and I find it very well structured and practical. So, if you’re interested, I suggest reading the M_o_R manual and use that approach.

When you’re ready and have your risk management approach adjusted and tailored for the project, document it in this template. At that point, you will be describing the whole process, as well as defining the records in Risk Register and the scales that you will be using.

Similar to all other management approaches, it’s best to prepare them in the organization level (e.g. in the PMO) and make them available to all projects. Then each project can tailor and use it in the project instead of starting from scratch.

Composition

The template has these main sections:


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