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The Risk Plan

April 14 2011

The risk plan created by the management of a business is created to help avoid unnecessary delays in a project and, or any monetary lose that could occur if a risk impacts the project.

The unfortunate fact about risks in the business world is that not every possible risk can be predicted or its impact potential measured before hand with your project or business. This is why a risk plan has to be in place if any unforeseen risk presents danger to your business. This will give your business an immediate path to follow that could mitigate som,e if not all of the potential damage that could occur.

The risk plan should also be used to identify all known risks that pose a threat to your business. With this plan once the risks are indentified and their impact potential graded, a mitigation procedure can be devised to limit their damage to your project or business.

The mitigation part of the risk plan can be as simple as the purchase of insurance to offset the costs the risk will have on your project. When this is not the preferred path to mitigation, some businesses assign it to a third party vendor to deal with the risk. This can be when a negotiator is needed to influence a vendor to keep their part of an agreement.

The process of developing a risk plan in today’s business sector is done with a risk management template. This serves as a guide to help the user along the correct path that has proven to work when dealing with this type of business plan. Not only is the content of the plan important, but also the order in which it is written out to follow. By not having the steps in the correct order, a risk could be misprioritized and then be undervalued. This could cause the business money if the risk has a major impact on the project.

The risk plan is an important part of running a project and a business as a whole. Without one a company is in jeopardy of a shut down or closure in some cases.