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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

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Published by: morrisonkaniu8283 on Feb 07, 2011
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Risk Analysis Scoresheet
51105620.xls / External102/07/2011
ValueScoreProblemCounter Measure
Y = 2, N = 0 Coordination.Poor vendor support?Y = 1, N = 0Y = 2, N = 0Y = 3, N = 0Y = 10, N = 0Y = 2, N = 0 Time and expense0Low Risk
ExternalDependency Factor 
Multiple vendors /contractors?Ensure adherence to standards, both technical and managerial.Emphasize the importance of regular status reporting.Time wasted waiting for response toqueries or due to rework arising frommistaken assumptions made by theproject team in the interim.Impose contractual constraints/safeguards. Request documentation inadvance. Ensure effective account manager. Identify a user groupwith other clients.Critical dependenceon externalsuppliers?May miss milestones waiting for deliverables.Ensure suppliers are aware of schedule commitment. Request interimstatus reports and review of partially complete deliverables so that theproject team can verify the supplier's estimates of the effort to go.Impose contractual obligations.Number of inter-projectdependencies?< 3 = 0, 3-5 = 3, > 5= 5Time wasted awaiting completion of other projects not within the stagemanager's control.Have a co-ordination project with the critical path specified in terms of projects. Recommend a strategic / architectural plan is produced.Overlapping scopewith other projects?Parallel, or duplicate, development of similar areas with differentapproaches causing confusion andirritation to the user.Establish cross-project standards to ensure consistency. Establishchange control procedures to manage the different changes proposedby different systems. Recommend a strategic/architectural plan isproduced.Contradicts LRSPdirection?Project initiated for no justifiablereason, e.g., political.Ensure Project Board and Strategy Committee are aware of thesituation.Plan requiresextensive recruitmentof resources?Investigate training current resources. Plan gradual take on to allow for familiarization and training. Investigate viability of using short termexperienced contractors.External DependencyTotal
Risk Analysis Scoresheet
51105620.xls / Organization202/07/2011
Not obtaining consensus.Y = 0, N = 1Y = 10 N = 0Y = 5, N = 0Y = 2, N = 0Y = 0, N = 3Y = 2, N = 0Organizational Total0Low Risk
Number of user areas and decisionmakers?Equal to number of user areas / decisionmakers.Multiple geographicallocations?Equal to number of geographical areasdivided by thenumber of implementation sitesTime to distribute deliverables andco-ordinate activities.Previous user ISproject experience?Unrealistic expectations. Lack of communication. Lack of knowledgeof roles and commitment.Size of departmentsimpacted?< 200 = 0, 200-500 =1, 500-2000 = 3, >2000 = 5(This is the number of people whosefunction will be changed as aconsequence of the new system)Complexity of requirements andpossibility of conflicts.Inappropriate level of sponsorship?When a problem arises, the sponsor may not have the authority, or perspective, to support the projectadequately.Key usersunavailable?Lack of understanding of requirements. Lack of involvement of users in production of deliverableswith a consequential lack of commitment to project.Organizationalchanges required (interms of structure /responsibility)?Resistance to system byorganization.Level of changesrequired to user procedures?High = 3, Moderate= 2, Low = 1Users inadequately prepared for asuccessful implementation andhandover.Are users duallyinvolved in themanagement andexecution of theproject?Lack of commitment to assuringquality of technical deliverables andto plan.Will extensiveeducation berequired to facilitateuse of the system?Inadequate budget and time framefor training.
Risk Analysis Scoresheet
51105620.xls / Organization302/07/2011

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