Risk Management Toolkit

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Process Assets
Standard Process
  • Definitions
  • Steps of Process
  • Tailoring Guidelines


  • Self Assessment
  • Compliance Process
  • CMMI Risk Management Goals
  • Risk Review


  • AF Policy Directive 90-9: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFI 90-901: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
  • AFMC Instruction 90-902: Operational Risk Management, Dec 2007

    Support Assets

  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Brainstorming
  • Risk Plotting
  • Risk Statements


  • Individual
  • Consolidated
  • Risk Areas

    Tools & Techniques

  • RiskNav
  • Risk Matrix
  • Risk Radar

  • Training

  • Risk Process Orientation
  • Detailed Risk Process
  • Facilitator Training


  • Sample Risk Management Plan
  • Process Lessons Learned


    For additional information on risk management best practices and lessons learned, please see the Risk Management topic and articles in the online MITRE Systems Engineering Guide.

    About Risk Matrix
    Risk Matrix is a software application that can help you identify, prioritize, and manage key risks on your program. MITRE created it a few years ago to support a risk assessment process developed by the Air Force's Electronic Systems Center (ESC). MITRE and ESC have expanded and improved the original process, creating what is known as the Baseline Risk Assessment Process.

    Although the process and application were developed for use at ESC, the basic principles can be applied to any project that needs to manage risks.

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