This is a collective thinking activity to develop the team criticisms, awareness, and responsiveness for possible challenges ahead of us.
Please put your “Black hat” on (from Eduard de Bono’s Six Thinking hats) and write down things that can negatively impact our project.Use a color for each note and place it on the top of the canvas.
Let’s chat (and take notes) for each identified risk. For doing so, we will follow the following order for each identified risk: prevention, detection and response.
- Prevention – What is in place that will attempt to stop the risk happening in the first place? (eg: security, awareness & training programs, qualified staff, planning, and/or procedures);
- Detection – What is in place that will let me know if and when the risk does happen? (staff / customer reporting mechanisms, financial reconciliation, fire alarms, audits); and
- Response – If the risk happens anyway, what measures do we have in place to lessen the impact? (eg: contingency plans, back ups, insurance, resolution processes). text from University of Victoria website