PMBOK: Risk Register

Another useful tool -- see the PMBOK Guide for more information.

The Risk Register is used to help identify and plan for risks on a project.

Some tips:
  • If you have a PMO there is probably has a template or system you should use.
  • Columns may need to be customized with each project.
  • It needs to be kept updated over the life of the project.
  • Much of the value comes from thinking through the risks to the project and incorporating that understanding into the day-to-day management of the project.
  • It's a useful onboarding tool for other project members. Keep that in mind when creating/updating.