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Project Risk Checklist Template

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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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