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TOPIC: Contingency Plan vs Fallback Plan?

Contingency Plan vs Fallback Plan? 3 months 2 weeks ago #22865

  • Anthony Sadowski
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Is a contingency plan the same thing as a fallback plan?

Contingency Plan vs Fallback Plan? 3 months 2 weeks ago #22869

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Hi Anthony,

Yes, they are the same thing.
When talking about the risk response, if the primary solution planned to be applied at the occurrence of the risk doesn't work, the fallback plan (or contingency plan: see the PMBOK, page 439) is used.
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