risk management plan  is “a component of the project, program, or portfolio management plan  describes how risk management activities will be structured and  performed” (Project Management Institute, 2013, p. 560). For the  purposes of this class, the risk management plan will contain the  potential risk events that could impact a project, risk analysis  results, risk response plans, and the methods of controlling risks.

Risks are events that can impact a project; by focusing on  these potential events, project managers and other stakeholders can  reduce the impact of these events on the project. For example, a risk  for a hardware replacement project could be that the technology may  change prior to completion of the project. One way to reduce the impact  is to have contract terms with the hardware vendor to obtain the newest  hardware.

By completing the project risk management plan in class, you will be  able to understand methods of identifying risks, performing risk  analyses, determining risk responses, and controlling risks.

Assignment Details

Part I

For this assignment, you will develop a risk management plan based on a project of your choosing.

Some examples of projects include the following:

  • Replacing computers in an office building
  • Improving a claims process
  • Developing a marketing strategy
  • Building a bridge
  • Taking inventory in a warehouse
  • Creating a new software program for a bank

You can get ideas for projects based on your experiences. For  example, if you have a marketing background, the development of a  marketing strategy may be a good choice. If you have experience in  software, the development of software for a company could be an option.

You can also view sample projects from one of the following Web sites:

Note: You will use this project for the duration of this course.

Click here to download a Word template for your project, or use the following shell to create your risk management plan:

  1. Risk Management Strategy and Plan Document Shell
    • Use Microsoft Word
    • Title Page
      • Course number and name
      • Project name
      • Student name
      • Date
    • Table of Contents
      • Use autogenerated TOC
      • Separate page
      • Maximum of 3 levels deep
      • Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so it is up-to-date before each submission.
  2. Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with TBD as content except for the sections you are working on each week)
    1. Project Outline
    2. Risk Management Justification
    3. Project Risk Identification
    4. Project Risk Analyses
    5. Project Risk Response Strategy
    6. Project Risk Controlling
    7. Project Risk Communications Plan

Part II

  1. Create the document shell using the given template or the criteria  above. The section headings should be centered and should each begin at  the top of a new page.
    • Page 1 – Title Page
    • Page 2 – Table of Contents
    • Page 3 – Project Outline
    • Page 4 – Project Risk Identification
    • Page 5 – Project Risk Analyses
    • Page 6 – Project Risk Response Strategy
    • Page 7 – Project Risk Controlling
    • Page 8 – Project Risk Communications Plan
    • Page 9 – References
  2. This week, you will complete the Project Outline section. This  is the overview of your project to include the project deliverable. You  must include the following in this section:
    • Describe your project and the project deliverable
    • Identify the method for your project: agile or waterfall. Discuss why you chose this method
    • Discuss the overall risk management strategy for your project
    • Describe the high levels of risk categories you believe risk  events may occur in, such as technological, vendor, customer, employees,  government, weather, and so on.
  3. Complete the Project Risk Identification section.
    • List at least 5 risks for your project. These risks can be in  categories such as weather, finances, resources, government oversight,  unions, technology, and other areas.
  4. NOTE: Be sure to include the pages with only section headings and TBD as the content that will be completed in later units

Please submit your assignment. For assistance with your  assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course  materials, including the Project Management Center.

References

Alexander, M. (2015, December 30). 6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016. CIO.  Retrieved from  http://www.cio.com/article/3017781/project-management/6-strategic-projects-any-business-can-implement-in-2016.html

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK© Guide), Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2013.

Rutgers. (2017). Sample projects. Retrieved from http://www.business.rutgers.edu/mba-team-consulting/samples

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