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Risk Mitigation and Risk Acceptance 2 months 1 day ago #8509

  • John Chelikuzhiyil George
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Hi,

Could anyone please clarify,risk mitigation strategy with backup plan and risk acceptance with back up plan..
Eg.If we have server down issue in the network, backuping oll datas in harddisk ,what is this strategy is it risk mitigation or risk
Eg2-Making a tent to avoid risk associated with rain, is it mitigation or acceptance

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John George

Risk Mitigation and Risk Acceptance 2 months 18 hours ago #8513

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Hi John,

Let's first revisit acceptance and mitigation. Risk mitigation is doing something proactively, in advance, to bring down the probability or impact of your risk. Risk acceptance is wherein we are not doing anything in advance, however if I spot a warning sign or indication of a possible risk, then I will perform certain actions which will save my project from this risk. In this case we have identified some triggers or symptoms and have created an action plan, but we've not done anything more.

So how are these really different? In risk mitigations even if the risk does not actually occur, you are actually spending money, time, resources etc. prior to the risk occurrence, because you are doing things in advance to bring down the risk impact. However, in risk acceptance you are not spending money or time in advance but you are keeping them aside (allocating them as reserves), so that when you see those warning signs or indicators, you will use them and save your project from that risk event.

Now with this understanding, what do you think Eg 1 and 2 given by you would fall under? :)
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Risk Mitigation and Risk Acceptance 2 months 2 hours ago #8515

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both of those cases is a risk mitigation strategy...I think so.

Risk Mitigation and Risk Acceptance 1 month 3 weeks ago #8539

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Hi Rahul,

Thank you very much for the explanation,its well explained. Yes,both are risk mitigation strategy.Thanks to all for your kind inputs.

John

Risk Mitigation and Risk Acceptance 1 month 3 weeks ago #8543

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Hi John,

Glad we could be of help. Please feel free to post any further queries that you may have.
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