30+ Types of Project Risk
John Spacey, February 25, 2017 updated on September 06, 2022
Project risk is the potential for a project to fail. More broadly, it is the potential for a project to cause business losses. It is considered basic project management due diligence to identify risks and go through a process of reducing, mitigating, transferring, sharing or accepting each risk. Generally speaking, risk can't be reduced to zero and all projects involve some degree of risk acceptance. The following are common types of project risk.
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