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Individual Assignment: Risk Drivers
Risk assessment and risk management are used to identify and mitigate risk drivers. A risk driver is a situation in a project from which project risks can arise. Identifying risk drivers can help a project manager evaluate the needs of the project, make changes as needed and allow the project to stay on course. For example, consider an organisation that is taking on a new project unlike any other they have done in the past. The organisation's level of inexperience with this new project can be identified as a risk driver. The risks that could arise from this risk driver include overlooking necessary tasks that were not known to be needed, underestimating time, underestimating resources and exceeding budget. It is a project manager's responsibility to evaluate risk drivers and associated risks throughout every phase of the project life cycle, propose possible solutions to risks and communicate risks to stakeholders.
To complete this Individual Assignment:
- Review your scenario.
- Review the resources from this unit related to risk assessment.
- Identify risk drivers in your project and the risks associated with each.
- Explain how the risks you identified could impact the project, and propose strategies to mitigate each risk.
Launching a New Product Line
You work for a firm that manufactures and distributes haircare products. To this point, your sales have primarily been to retail outlets. The firm has decided to launch a new product line of bulk-packaged hair care products to be sold and distributed to organisations such as hospitals, gyms, schools and universities with residences for students, and similar customers. You are in charge of the team who must present a project plan for the production, sales, and distribution of the new product line to potential investors in order to secure funding to bring the new product to market.