Learn how to build and structure an effective Project Risk Management Scoring Matrix around your own
organisations risk scoring criteria
When implementing Project Risk Management solutions I am often in discussion with project teams and managers on how best to control and identify risks within the projects at various levels. Commonly we have reliable methods to control scheduling and communications but don’t manage the project in relation to key objectives and associated risks. Using a Risk Score Matrix can easily and quickly highlight discussion points for the Project Review Board.
Defining Measures of Risk
There are many ways within project risk management that we can measure risk. Most commonly, this can be a simple metric to highlight the risk and could be input by the Project Manager. In
Setting up the Project Risk Score Matrix
The scoring can be based on multiple levels and doesn’t have to be measured to 5 levels – 3 may suffice for most
Project Risk Scores Explained
However you score risk, the same principle applies.
- What is the likelihood of the risk occurring?
- What is the consequence of the risk occurring?
Give each element a score and you can indicate the risk measure.
Project Risk Management Benefits
Throughout my experience, there are a number of benefits that are easily
- Greater probability of achieving
- Provide a transparent and uniform process for the management of risk
- The information is recorded and audited
- Quick and effective means of formally recording risks
- Demonstrates your
organisation’s ability to manage risk
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