Why Risk Management Plans Give Your Boss Confidence

Why Risk Management Plans Give Your Boss Confidence


The risk management is a crucial part of every project management. It is inevitable that all projects will face different risk throughout the life of the project. This may not be avoided abut with the risk management, all the risk will be managed and control to keep the project stays on track.

What Is Included in a Risk Management Plan?

  • The risk determinants.
  • The associated risk.
  • The assessment of the probability of the risk and the outcomes and results of each risk.
  • The plan for managing and controlling the risk.
  • The plan for keeping everyone informed and aware of the possibilities of each risk.

What Is Risk Management in Project Management?

The risk management in a project management involves identifying, analyzing and then responding to any risk that is imminent or likely to occur in the project to keep the project on track and meet its desired goal. These risk could potentially have a huge impact on the schedule, quality, and budget of the project.

Managing risk should be part in any phase of the project plan and not only limited to a part of the plan. The risk management helps to identify any potential risk that might happen and to find ways to control this risk.

The Purpose of Risk Management

Managing the risk of a project will not only help your project to eliminate the risk but also keeps its focus on the goals of the project and ensures that the project is running according to the plan. The purpose of risk management is to:

  • Identify the possible risk and determine its impact on the project.
  • Reduce or allocate risks and keeping the project from having too many risks.
  • Provides the project team member as well as the project manager of a rational basis for better decision making that is crucial in managing the risk.

The Components of a Risk Management Plan

Not only does it describe the risk, but the risk management plan also defines the process and techniques that are essential to eliminate the risk. The information in this plan includes:

  • Roles. This section of the risk management plan describes the responsibilities and task in risk management process. Usually, the project manager handles the risk management, but if the team is large enough the project manager can delegate the roles to the team member.
  • Budgeting. This is where the budget of the risk management comes in place and discussed The budgeting section also describes the process to estimate the budget of the risk management.
  • Schedule and benchmarks. This describes when the initial risk assessment and risk analysis will be performed.
  • Scoring and interpretation. This describes the type of the qualitative and quantitative risk analysis done in the risk management.
  • Thresholds. This section determines what risk are important enough to put all the attention and focus on that risk.
  • Communication. The communication describes how the risk is being documented and keeps everyone informed about the risk.
  • Tracking and auditing. This section document how all risk mitigation and activities will be recorded for the benefit of the project.