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Cut inspection time by 50% Uncover more issues and solve them 4x faster Select from over 4000 expert-proofed templates Project Risk Checklist Template 1. Project Scope Scope is incomplete Yes No N/A Scope is unclear Yes No N/A Tasks get added during project without approval (scope creep) Yes No N/A Stakeholders demand additional scope Yes No N/A Project sponsor has different expectation of scope Yes No N/A Subconsultant/subcontractor scope definition is not clear Yes No N/A Project sponsor/executive demand additional scope without supplying additional funds Yes No N/A 2. Project Quality Quality of product/service does not meet expectations Yes No N/A Technical expertise of checking/reviewing not adequate Yes No N/A Technical errors Yes No N/A Technical omissions Yes No N/A Required technical training or learning curve is longer than anticipated Yes No N/A Design is not feasible Yes No N/A Design is not practical Yes No N/A Design is difficult or impossible to build Yes No N/A Design lacks features or flexibility Yes No N/A Design standards are not met Yes No N/A Standards change during project Yes No N/A Contractor does poor quality work Yes No N/A Contractor uses poor quality suppliers Yes No N/A Technological change impacts deliverables Yes No N/A 3. Communication Stakeholders do not receive sufficient communication Yes No N/A Project sponsor/executives are not aware of project progress Yes No N/A Regulatory authorities were not contacted early enough Yes No N/A Inspectors and contractors don’t get along Yes No N/A 4. Market The product will not realize enough Return on Investment (ROI) Yes No N/A Sales are insufficient Yes No N/A The project’s costs are not recovered Yes No N/A Market size shrinks Yes No N/A Competitors introduce competing products Yes No N/A Funding is cut Yes No N/A 5. Project Schedule Project is behind schedule Yes No N/A Resources cannot be secured as anticipated Yes No N/A Stakeholders demand excessive consultation/communication Yes No N/A Contractor starts late Yes No N/A Contractor finishes late, pays penalty, delays others Yes No N/A Delay due to worker injury or fatality Yes No N/A 6. Procurement Insufficient vendors to get a good price Yes No N/A Low quality of vendors Yes No N/A Vendor’s contract introduces risk Yes No N/A Vendor requires additional funds after contract signed Yes No N/A Contractor goes bankrupt during project Yes No N/A Contractor walks away Yes No N/A Contractor does poor quality job Yes No N/A Contractor performs unit price work without authorization Yes No N/A Contractor does less work on lump sum bid item Yes No N/A 7. Stakeholders Stakeholders delay project due to unmet concerns Yes No N/A Stakeholders introduce additional cost or scope that was unknown at project planning stage Yes No N/A Stakeholders fight with each other Yes No N/A Regulatory authorities slow to grant approval Yes No N/A Regulatory authorities add cost – require additional studies, etc. Yes No N/A Regulatory authorities do not approve project Yes No N/A Stakeholders ignore project communications Yes No N/A Stakeholder turnover Yes No N/A Project sponsor/organization doesn’t approve of design Yes No N/A 8. Project Cost Cost estimates are too low Yes No N/A Costs of suppliers or equipment was not locked in Yes No N/A Cost of supplies/equipment changes Yes No N/A Manpower costs change Yes No N/A Contractor payment/progress estimates incorrect Yes No N/A Adminstrative and overhead costs underestimated Yes No N/A Project ROI not as anticipated Yes No N/A Interest rates affect amortization of assets Yes No N/A Technological change improves cost structure of project Yes No N/A Premium increase of insurances due to injuries or death of employees Yes No N/A 9. Human Resourses Unable to secure required project team Yes No N/A Insufficient funds to pay project team’s demands Yes No N/A Project team turnover Yes No N/A Organizational priorities remove project members Yes No N/A Turnover of project sponsor or organization Yes No N/A 10. Risk Management Important risks are not identified Yes No N/A Response plans are inadequate Yes No N/A Risks are not shared with stakeholders Yes No N/A Unauthorized risks are added to project by sponsors/executives Yes No N/A 11. Other Corporate support for project disappears Yes No N/A Meddling or micromanaging from corporate executives or project sponsors Yes No N/A
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