Risk Register Template


This Risk Register template captures the information you need to track identified project risks. It is a project document that belongs in the Risk Management Plan.

This Risk Register template is a project document that lists all identified project risks. Further, it tracks information about each risk. For example, it tracks identifying information, the risk owner of record, risk assessment information, and the status of the risk.

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

  • begins with a section that captures identifying information about the project;
  • provides sections for identifying the risk, the risk owner, and risk assessment information;
  • provides sections to indicate the total probability/impact scores and the risk priority; and
  • includes sections to describe the status of the risk.

Who Creates the Risk Register?

Typically, the Project Manager creates the Risk Register which accounts for the input of others.

What Are the Inputs?

The inputs to developing a Risk Register include the risk management plan and status information provided by the risk owner of record.

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