Business Risk Toolkit

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Develop and maintain reporting capabilities that surface key data based insights to the Business Risk and Insurance team and partner with internal colleagues to create dashboards or other tools to report the data.

More Uses of the Business Risk Toolkit:

  • Support the first line of defense risk management function by assisting with the identification and assessment of risks, risk monitoring and testing, and issues management.

  • Ensure specific control testing responsibilities involve planning and execution of control and substantive testing, assistance in the review of testing, and evaluating results to determine if issues exist.

  • Deploy and execute a consistent methodology for ensuring that all applicable enterprise risk programs are identified, and gaps in program capability are addressed.

  • Provide assistance in the development of various operational risk/compliance related initiatives within the line of business and manage the implementation of less complex initiatives.

  • Work with business leaders to assess the internal control structure of business critical processes and recommend changes; Support the implementation of recommended changes.

  • Manage the Finance, Sourcing and Legal to facilitate contracting and payment for products and services procured by the Business Risk and Insurance department.

  • Identify and investigate active and passive breach alerts and data exceptions from automated and manually restricted investment guidelines, restrictions and regulatory rules.

  • Participate in IT initiatives, as necessary, to ensure security control measures are addressed and imbedded in business as usual activities prior to project completion.

  • Participate in implementation of process and procedure updates as a result of regulatory changes and internal organization and organization policies impacting the teams risk programs.

  • Work in a self directed, collaborative, and constructive manner with internal and external stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of vendor management processes and controls.

  • Develop close partnerships across lines of business and provide value added collaboration with team leaders to ensure that key risks are properly identified, managed and mitigated.

  • Partner with your compliance organization to ensure all new developments are acceptable within the legal and regulatory framework of credit reporting and account monitoring.

  • Develop and implement systems, procedures and policies directed toward improving production scheduling, efficiency, compliance and reduction of work in process inventory levels.

  • Plan, schedule, and implement security tool upgrades, implementations, and migrations in a timely manner, and during times that will have the minimum impact on the users of the affected network and systems.

  • Ensure strategic projects exist to facilitate collaboration between various teams, to manage risks and issues during the project lifecycle, and identify high impact issues that require solutions.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Business Risk Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Risk related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Risk specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Risk Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 992 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Business Risk improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 992 standard requirements:

  1. What type of promotional media is your organization using when it sends out a postcard telling customers who recently purchased products that the business is adding a new line of products?

  2. What uncertainty and risk management approaches and processes are considered to be in advance of general prescribed industry risk management standards on projects of high complexity?

  3. Have you used your information in the cash flow statement, profit and loss statement and balance sheet to analyze the financial health of your business at the current point in time?

  4. Are the uncertainty and risk management approaches and processes considered to be in advance of general prescribed industry risk management standards on projects of high complexity?

  5. How does the maturity of business support functions, people, systems and finance, drive your asset management outcomes Ð and influence the business risk profile?

  6. Do the retained business and the target business license IP necessary for the operation of the retained business and the target business under one agreement?

  7. Does the policy explicitly set out the attribution and scope of individual executive directors with responsibility for clinical, staff and business risks?

  8. Is the overall business risk, including the total funding and cash flow risks, acceptable or manageable for your organization and the providers of funds?

  9. Does application pose any risk to your corporate reputation, relationships with partners, vendors and regulators, proprietary planning or corporate data?

  10. What levels of general prescribed industry risk management standards are implemented by Project Managers on projects perceived to have high complexity?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Business Risk book in PDF containing 992 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Business Risk self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Business Risk Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Risk areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Business Risk Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Business Risk projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Business Risk Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Business Risk project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Quality Metrics: Did the team meet the Business Risk project success criteria documented in the Quality Metrics Matrix?

  2. Schedule Management Plan: Do Business Risk project teams & team members report on status / activities / progress?

  3. Schedule Management Plan: Is the schedule vertically and horizontally traceable?

  4. Procurement Audit: Has the award included no items different from the already stated contained in bid specifications?

  5. Project Performance Report: To what degree is the information network consistent with the structure of the formal organization?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Availability Ð will the group or the person be available within the necessary time interval?

  7. Change Request: What mechanism is used to appraise others of changes that are made?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Were Business Risk project team members involved in the development of activity & task decomposition?

  9. Project Portfolio management: Do you use specialized software to manage your portfolio of Business Risk projects?

  10. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Is the verbiage used appropriate and understandable?

Step-by-step and complete Business Risk Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Risk project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Risk project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Business Risk project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Business Risk project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Business Risk project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Business Risk project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Business Risk project with this in-depth Business Risk Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Risk projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Business Risk and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Business Risk investments work better.

This Business Risk All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.