This specialized process (sustainment risk management) needs a midwife to help give birth to healthy risk statements.
- · Keep a list of concerns that are not quite risks yet. The team becomes more open in sharing concerns if they know they don’t have to immediately declare them risks, and the risk integrator has a to-do list to help keep track
- · Keep personal (not-to-be-shared) metrics on how well your team identifies risks, how quickly they come up with mitigation plans after identifying risks, and how often concerns become risks.
- · Review the entire list often, not just during the organization’s annual or semi-annual review, ask questions, go to technical discussions and take note of concerns that might become risks.