Risk and Issue Management

Delivery Risks and Value Risks

PM3 distinguishes between delivery risks i.e risks that threaten the delivery of either the entire project or part of the project and value risks that may not affect the delivery but have a negative impact on the benefits that are expected. This is an important distinction that again helps the programme or project manager focus on what is important, i.e the business benefits.

Delivery Issues and Value Issues

In the same way, PM3 distinguishes between delivery issues and value issues.

5 x 5 Risk Matrices

In PM3, risks can be automatically converted to issues and there is no need to have separate risk or issue spreadsheets. Risks and issues can be categorised in terms of severity and likelihood using a 3×3 matrix or a 5 x 5 matrix.

Risk and Issue Management