Despite all the work and effort that goes into getting a project started – clear objectives, good plans, clear estimates – and the recruitment of a good project team, things can always go wrong.
Projects, by their nature, often have uncertainty attached to them. Some have a great deal of uncertainty. And with uncertainty comes risk.
So it is also part of project management to manage the risks associated with the project. These may be fairly easy to discern or they may not be apparent; they may be big or they may be small; they may threaten the viability of the project or they may simply be irritants along the way.
We recommend that you use the Risk Management topic to guide you through the processes involved.