Using Checklists

Checklists are a quick approach to risk identification. The lowest of the risk breakdown structures might serve as a checklist, for example. More likely, similar projects that have been completed in the past are going to have risk registers that the current risk identification process can benefit from. The PMBOK warns that while checklists can be created quickly and easily, it's impossible to build an exhaustive risk checklist.

EXAM TIP The danger in using or relying on risk identification checklists is that the risk identification participants don't consider risks that aren't on the checklists. Even for projects that have been completed over and over, based on the nature of the work, the project team must actively seek to identify risks that are outside of the organizational process assets checklists.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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