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Adding a risk plan to a schedule that does not already include risk mitigation tasks requires that the schedule be updated and the project plan reinspected; however, this is not a bad thing. Updating the schedule guarantees that the schedule does not contain any "white lies," and inspecting it effectively communicates the team's true estimate of the work to everyone who will be impacted by it. If the risk plan is thorough, the stakeholders will not be blindsided by the potential problems, because they will see that the team anticipated these possibilities and has a plan to deal with them. This will remove a lot of the pressure usually assoc...


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Tying in Risk Management plan to Creating Schedule