1.2 ORGANIZATION OF THE GUIDE
The Risk Management Guide discusses risk and risk management, defines terms, and introduces basic
risk management concepts (Chapter 2).
3 examines risk management concepts relative to the DoD acquisition
process. It illustrates how risk management is an integral part of program
management, describes interaction with other acquisition processes, and
identifies and discusses the various types of acquisition risks.
discusses the implementation of a risk management program from the perspective
of a PMO. This chapter focuses on practical application issues such as risk
management program design options, PMO risk management organizations, and
criteria for a risk management information system (MIS).
Chapter 5, the final
chapter, describes a number of techniques that address the aspects (phases) of
risk management, i.e., planning, assessment, handling, and monitoring.
This Guide is a source of background
information and provides a starting point for a risk management program. None
of the material is mandatory. PMs should tailor the approaches and techniques
to fit their programs.
The Risk Management Guide also contains appendices that are intended to serve as reference material and examples, and provide backup detail for some of the concepts presented in the main portion of the Guide.