Managing risk stands along with having a well-defined Project Charter as the two most important disciplines of Project Management. Having a documented plan for how you will manage risk will help enforce the practice.
In a future post I will describe the metrics that are used to measure the health of a project. One of these measures is Risk Management. The health of managing risk is “green” (which is good) if you have a sponsor-approved plan for managing risk and are adhering to it.
The Risk Management Plan addresses the following:
• Identify the template to be used as the Risk Register. Include column definitions and an example. In a future post, when I elaborate on Risk Management, I will identify the key components of a Risk Register
• Include the procedures you will use to identify, monitor and escalate risks. This includes identifying who will participate in Risk Management sessions.
• Identify standard checklists or historical risk information you can use for Risk identification