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Risk Response Types for Project Managers in PMP Exam

Project risks either negative risks threats or positive risks opportunities are dealed with appropriate risk response types, risk response strategy by project teams according to PMP

If you are preparing for PMP certification (Project Management Professional certification) exam, one of the major project management process group to learn in detail is Project Risk Management. A project risk can be either a negative risk named as a threat or a positive risk aka opportunity. According to the type of the project risk, project manager or the project team can choose one of the risk response types to deal with the risk.

Risk Response Strategies for Negative Risks or Threats

Here is the list of risk response types for project teams to choose from when dealing with project known-unknowns which can affect the project in a negative manner. Keep this list in mind while answering questions in PMP certification exam.

Response Types for Threats or Negative Risks:

  1. Avoid

  2. Transfer

  3. Mitigate

  4. Accept

risk response types for negative risks or threats in project management

Risk Response Strategies for Positive Risks or Opportunities

Although frequently the positive risks are passed over during project risk management process group by project teams, there are risk response strategies that can be applied to increase the probability or the impact of a positive risk aka opportunity.

Below is a list of risk response types for opportunites or positive risks in a project

Response Types for Opportunities or Positive Risks:

  1. Exploit

  2. Share

  3. Enhance

  4. Accept

risk response types for opportunities in project management


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