Tools group

The Top-10 Risks List is a simple tool that helps to monitor a software project’s risks.

For example, please check this list, which consists of the 10 most serious risks to a project ranked from 1 to 10, each risk’s status and the plan for addressing each risk.

The act of updating and reviewing the Top-10 Risks List each week raises awareness of risks and contributed to timely resolution of them.


  • Potential reduction from nominal schedule: None
  • Improvement in progress visibility:  Very Good
  • Effect on schedule risk:  Decreased Risk
  • Chance of first-time success:  Excellent
  • Chance of long-term success:  Excellent

Major Risks

  • None

Major Interaction and Trade-Offs

  • Can be used in combination with virtually any other practice