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18 Types of Risk Analysis

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Risk analysis is the process of identifying, assessing, modeling, treating and communicating risks. This can be viewed as the analysis work that supports risk management processes. The following are common examples of risk analysis.

Risk Tolerance

Identify the risk tolerances of your organization, department or business unit.

Risk Identification

Listing out possible negative outcomes.

Business Impact Statements

Document the potential business impact of risks.

Risk Impact

Estimate the impact of risks as a cost.

Risk Probability

Estimate the probability that risks will occur.

Risk Exposure

Calculate the likely cost of risk as impact × probability.


Compare opportunity to risk using measures such as risk-reward ratio.

Risk Response

Decide how you will control each risk. This includes the possibility of simply accepting the risk.

Risk Treatments

Identifying possible risk treatments.

Risk Controls

Design internal controls for risk mitigation.

Risk Trigger

Identify the conditions that cause the risk to occur.

Moment of Risk

Analysis of the likely timing of risks.

Risk Contingency

Plan what you will do if each risk actually occurs as an issue.

Residual Risk

Calculate the risk that remains after risk treatments.

Secondary Risk

Identify the risks created by risk treatments.

Risk Cost

Calculating the cost of risks that actually occur.

Risk Register

Maintain a list of outstanding risks.

Risk Management Plan

Develop a plan for controlling and monitoring risk.

Risk Analysis

This is the complete list of articles we have written about risk analysis.
Acceptable Risk
Assessment Examples
Comparative Risk
Cone Of Uncertainty
Cost Of Risk
Extreme Value Theory
Impact Analysis
Moment Of Risk
PESTEL Analysis
Probability-Impact Matrix
Qualitative Risk
Relative Risk
Revenue Impact
Risk Analysis
Risk Capacity
Risk Characteristics
Risk Costs
Risk Decision
Risk Estimates
Risk Evaluation
Risk Exposure
Risk Identification
Risk Impact
Risk Management
Risk Matrix
Risk Measures
Risk Objectives
Risk Perception
Risk Planning
Risk Probability
Risk Profile
Risk Register
Risk Treatment
Risk Triggers
Risk Value
Risk-Reward Ratio
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Cost Of Risk

A definition of cost of risk with examples.

Risk Assessment

An overview of the risk assessment process.

Risk Exposure

A definition of risk exposure with example calculations.

Risk Probability

The common ways to model risk probability.

Risk Management

An overview of the risk management process.

Cascading Failure vs Resilience

An overview of cascading failure and resilience.

Business As Usual

An overview of business as usual.

Risk Mitigation

A list of techniques for reducing risk.

Risk Mitigation vs Risk Reduction

The difference between risk mitigation and risk reduction.

Risk Control

A list of common risk controls.

Risk Impact

The common types of risk impact.

Risk Communication

A definition of risk communication with examples.

Risk Management Process

Overview of the steps in a risk management process.

Business Risks

A list of common business risks.

Risk Treatment

The five things that can be done about risk.

Positive Risk

The potential that you'll achieve too much of a good thing.

Dread Risk

Any risk that people have a strong aversion too.

Risk vs Opportunity

The surprising similarities between risk and opportunity.

Risk Management vs Contingency Planning

The difference between risk management and contingency planning.


The common types of uncertainty in decision making and strategy.

Inventory Risk

The common types of inventory risk.

Business Risk Management

An overview of common business risk management techniques.
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