Risk Analysis

Risk Description

Probability (P)

1 – 5

(1 = low

5 = high)

Severity (S)

1 – 5

(1 = low

5 = high)

Risk Score

(PxS)

Detail of action to be taken

(mitigation / reduction / transfer / acceptance)

Lack of engagement at course level from course leaders 4 5 20 Treat – Face to face support and engagement, senior management support may prove critical
Lack of stakeholder participation 3 5 15 Treat – Addressed by specifying requirements and paying for time spent on project.
Staff resistance to change/digital literacy 4 5 20 Treat -The team will create an ethos of collaborative support rather than centralised enforcement; care in explaining purposes and expectations.
Students resistance to change/ engaging with digital literacy  3  4  12 Tolerate – The project will consult with students and ensure needs and expectations are addressed.
Online participation/ Blog use may decline. 3 5 15 Tolerate – Provide easy and dynamic alternatives and environments
Drop off of interest in year two 3 5 15 Transfer – Face to face support and engagement, senior management support may prove critical
Sector bodies may not engage fully. 4 4 16 Tolerate – Addressed by specifying requirements and paying for time spent on project.
Institution readiness for change may be sensitive or unresponsive. 3 5 15 Transfer – Senior management support may prove critical
Managing expectations project scope met 4 5 20 Treat – Define at early stage what is in and out of scope
Project aims and objectives not met  2  4  8 Strong project management and clear reporting of progress
Timing constraints due to the academic year  4  5  20 Treat – Serious attention given to this in all planning.
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