PMP Certification: Project Risk Management Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs (based on PMBOK® Guide, 6th Edition)


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Project Risk Management Inputs, Tools and Techniques, and Outputs

by Project Management Process Group

1. Plan Risk Management


2. Identify Risks


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Requirements management plan
    • Schedule management plan
    • Cost management plan
    • Quality management plan
    • Resource management plan
    • Risk management plan
    • Scope baseline
    •  Schedule baseline
    • Cost baseline
  2. Project documents
    • Assumption log
    • Cost estimates
    • Duration estimates
    • Issue log
    • Lessons learned register
    • Requirements documentation
    • Resource requirements
    • Stakeholder register
  3. Agreements
  4. Procurement documentation
  5. Enterprise environmental factors
  6. Organizational process assets
  1. Data gathering
    • Brainstorming
    • Checklists
    • Interviews
  2. Data analysis
    • Root cause analysis
    • Assumption and constraint analysis
    • SWOT analysis
    • Document analysis
  3. Interpersonal and team skills
    • Facilitation
  4. Prompt lists
  5. Meetings
  1. Risk register
  2. Risk report
  3. Project documents updates
    • Assumption log
    • Issue log
    • Lessons learned register

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 11, section 11.2, p. 409.

3. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Risk management plan
  2. Project documents
    • Assumption log
    • Risk register
    • Stakeholder register
  3. Enterprise environmental factors
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Data gathering
    • Interviews
  3. Data analysis
    • Risk data quality assessment
    • Risk probability and impact assessment
    • Assessment of other risk parameters
  4. Interpersonal and team skills
    • Facilitation
  5. Risk categorization
  6. Data representation
    • Probability and impact matrix
    • Hierarchical charts
  7. Meetings
  1. Project documents updates
    • Assumption log
    • Issue log
    • Risk register
    • Risk report

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 11, section 11.3, p. 419.

4. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Risk management plan
    • Scope baseline
    • Schedule baseline
    • Cost baseline
  2. Project documents
    • Assumption log
    • Basis of estimates
    • Cost estimates
    • Cost forecasts
    • Duration estimates
    • Milestone list
    • Resource requirements
    • Risk register
    • Risk report
    • Schedule forecasts
  3. Enterprise environmental factors
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Data gathering
    • Interviews
  3. Interpersonal and team skills
    • Facilitation
  4. Representations of uncertainty
  5. Data analysis
    • Simulations
    • Sensitivity analysis
    • Decision tree analysis
    • Influence diagrams
  1. Project documents updates
    • Risk report

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 11, section 11.4, p. 428.

5. Plan Risk Responses


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Resource management plan
    • Risk management plan
    • Cost baseline
  2. Project documents
    • Lessons learned register
    • Project schedule
    • Project team assignments
    • Resource calendars
    • Risk register
    • Risk report
    • Stakeholder register
  3. Enterprise environmental factors
  4. Organizational process assets
  1. Expert judgment
  2. Data gathering
    • Interviews
  3. Interpersonal and team skills
    • Facilitation
  4. Strategies for threats
  5. Strategies for opportunities
  6. Contingent response strategies
  7. Strategies for overall project risk
  8. Data analysis
    • Alternatives analysis
    • Cost-benefit analysis
  9. Decision making
    • Multicriteria decision analysis
  1. Change requests
  2. Project management plan updates
    • Schedule management plan
    • Cost management plan
    • Quality management plan
    • Resource management plan
    • Procurement management plan
    • Scope baseline
    • Schedule baseline
    • Cost baseline
  3. Project documents updates
    • Assumption log
    • Cost forecasts
    • Lessons learned register
    • Project schedule
    • Project team assignments
    • Risk register
    • Risk report

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 11, section 11.5, p. 437.

6. Implement Risk Responses


7. Monitor Risks


InputsTools and techniquesOutputs
  1. Project management plan
    • Risk management plan
  2. Project documents
    • Issue log
    • Lessons learned register
    • Risk register
    • Risk report
  3. Work performance data
  4. Work performance reports
  1. Data analysis
    • Technical performance analysis
    • Reserve analysis
  2. Audits
  3. Meetings
  1. Work performance information
  2. Change requests
  3. Project management plan updates
    • Any component
  4. Project documents updates
    • Assumption log
    • Issue log
    • Lessons learned register
    • Risk register
    • Risk report
  5. Organizational process assets updates

Source: PMBOK® Guide, 6th ed., Chapter 11, section 11.7, p. 453.

Click here for a detailed analysis of each project management process group and knowledge area.

SOURCES: Project Management Institute (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). 6th ed. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute.

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