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What if? 10 Things to Build into Your Project Contingency Plan

A contingency plan is a valuable part of your risk management. Whilst it won’t stop risks happening, nor even make them less likely, it will give you a clear set of steps to follow if one should manifest.

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Here are 10 tactics you can put into a contingency plan?

  1. Create a schedule contingency, or ‘float’.
  2. Look for non-dependent later activities that could be re-scheduled.
  3. Identify non-critical activities that could be dropped.
  4. Research off-the-shelf solutions that could be bought in.
  5. Create budget contingency.
  6. Identify non-critical deliverables that you could de-scope; reducing functionality or quality criteria.
  7. Build test and remediation time into your plans.
  8. Secure expert evaluators.
  9. Put in place effective change control procedures.
  10. Identify options for extended working hours.

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About the Author Mike Clayton

Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.

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