Risk Register for PDF & Excel & Google Sheets

Every good project manager knows the importance of assessing and mitigating project risks. This risk register template will help you document and develop actions to respond to risks.

Every good project manager knows the importance of assessing and mitigating project risks. This risk register template will help you document and develop actions to respond to risks.

Template Highlights

  • The risk register template is available for download as an Excel workbook or a PDF.
  • The template is divided into three sections: Categorization, Rating, and Response.
  • In the Categorization section, list each of the risks you have identified, along with their respective categories.
  • Next, rate each risk on impact (1-4) and probability (%).
  • In the Response section, list potential strategies for mitigating each risk, and the trigger that would likely set it into motion.
  • Finally, calculate the new risk rating by combining all of the numerical factors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the purpose of a risk register?

  • A risk register documents project risks and lists actions that can be taken to mitigate each risk.

What's the difference between a risk register and risk assessment?

  • A risk register is a tool used in risk management. Risk assessment is the process of identifying and evaluating potential issues and hazards that could cause harm to a project.

Is this template free?

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