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Project Risk Checklist Template

Projact Risk Checklist

1. Project Scope

Scope is incomplete

Scope is unclear

Tasks get added during project without approval (scope creep)

Stakeholders demand additional scope

Project sponsor has different expectation of scope

Subconsultant/subcontractor scope definition is not clear

Project sponsor/executive demand additional scope without supplying additional funds

2. Project Quality

Quality of product/service does not meet expectations

Technical expertise of checking/reviewing not adequate

Technical errors

Technical omissions

Required technical training or learning curve is longer than anticipated

Design is not feasible

Design is not practical

Design is difficult or impossible to build

Design lacks features or flexibility

Design standards are not met

Standards change during project

Contractor does poor quality work

Contractor uses poor quality suppliers

Technological change impacts deliverables

3. Communication

Stakeholders do not receive sufficient communication

Project sponsor/executives are not aware of project progress

Regulatory authorities were not contacted early enough

Inspectors and contractors don’t get along

4. Market

The product will not realize enough Return on Investment (ROI)

Sales are insufficient

The project’s costs are not recovered

Market size shrinks

Competitors introduce competing products

Funding is cut

5. Project Schedule

Project is behind schedule

Resources cannot be secured as anticipated

Stakeholders demand excessive consultation/communication

Contractor starts late

Contractor finishes late, pays penalty, delays others

Delay due to worker injury or fatality

6. Procurement

Insufficient vendors to get a good price

Low quality of vendors

Vendor’s contract introduces risk

Vendor requires additional funds after contract signed

Contractor goes bankrupt during project

Contractor walks away

Contractor does poor quality job

Contractor performs unit price work without authorization

Contractor does less work on lump sum bid item

7. Stakeholders

Stakeholders delay project due to unmet concerns

Stakeholders introduce additional cost or scope that was unknown at project planning stage

Stakeholders fight with each other

Regulatory authorities slow to grant approval

Regulatory authorities add cost – require additional studies, etc.

Regulatory authorities do not approve project

Stakeholders ignore project communications

Stakeholder turnover

Project sponsor/organization doesn’t approve of design

8. Project Cost

Cost estimates are too low

Costs of suppliers or equipment was not locked in

Cost of supplies/equipment changes

Manpower costs change

Contractor payment/progress estimates incorrect

Adminstrative and overhead costs underestimated

Project ROI not as anticipated

Interest rates affect amortization of assets

Technological change improves cost structure of project

Premium increase of insurances due to injuries or death of employees

9. Human Resourses

Unable to secure required project team

Insufficient funds to pay project team’s demands

Project team turnover

Organizational priorities remove project members

Turnover of project sponsor or organization

Worker injury

10. Risk Management

Important risks are not identified

Response plans are inadequate

Risks are not shared with stakeholders

Unauthorized risks are added to project by sponsors/executives

11. Other

Corporate support for project disappears

Meddling or micromanaging from corporate executives or project sponsors

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