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Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration by Cheryl Lee, Ori Schibi

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ASSUMPTIONS, CONSTRAINTS, DEPENDENCIES, AND RISKS

“Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.”—Theodore Roosevelt1

RAID (which stands for risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies) should be an acronym that comes to the forefront of the mind of a project manager (PM) or a business analyst (BA) when managing a project. With the addition of constraints, we can modify the acronym to C-RAID. Issues are discussed briefly within the context of risks in this chapter but will be revisited when discussing change management (Chapter 9). Assumptions, constraints, dependencies, issues, and risks ...

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