Risk Breakdown Structure Template


This one-page Risk Breakdown Structure template helps identify risks that might otherwise go unidentified. It supports project risk management.

This Risk Breakdown Structure template is a project document that  supports decomposing risk by categories or project deliverables. Its’ purpose is to help Project Managers identify risks that might otherwise go unidentified.

This template is developed to support a wide range of project types and sizes. Specifically, it:

  • begins with a section that captures relevant project information;
  • provides sections for documenting the project deliverables or risk categories; and
  • beneath each identified deliverable or risk category, it provides a place to decompose and describe project risks.

Who Creates the Risk Breakdown Structure?

Typically, the Project Manager develops the Risk Breakdown Structure. Doing so accounts for the input of others such as members of the project team and subject matter experts.

What Are the Inputs?

Inputs to developing a Risk Breakdown Structure include feedback by members of the project team, historical information including lessons learned, feedback by relevant subject matter experts, relevant laws, and the risk management plan.

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