Project managers must perform different types of risk assessment. For many projects, objective risk analysis is all you need. In this article at ProjectManagement.com, Kiron Bondale explains why and when you should perform objective risk analysis.
Why Should You Perform Objective Risk Analysis?
It is essential to be as specific as possible when identifying risks. For example, “If we lose a developer during the first month of project execution, we will miss the deadline as the project will delay on a day-to-day basis” is more accurate than “absence of a team member can delay the project delivery date.” Being specific will help you get attention from the risk owners and benefit you in designing effective risk responses immediately.
“Increasing the objectivity of how we analyze risks could help us to become more precise, which might then help us over time to improve the effectiveness of our risk management practices,” explains Kiron.
Benefits of Objective Risk Analysis
Better Overall Project Risk Analysis
An objective analysis allows you to evaluate the overall project risks and helps in minimizing the risk impact.
Better Data Quality
Objective risk analysis provides business decision-makers with all the information and data they desire. Access to a better quality of data enables them to make decisions that are more grounded in the reality of a project.
Budget is Less Dependent on Guesswork
Objective risk analysis means that contingency budgets can be more accurately estimated. By incorporating an objective risk assessment process into cost and schedule planning, you will be better informed about budgeting in terms of extra money, time, and resource.
Objective risk analysis allows teams to communicate about challenges in a timely manner. Accurate information about potential problems means that the right people can intervene to mitigate issues before it becomes too severe to do anything about.
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