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You have been asked to put together a brainstorming session to identify risk for a new project. Explain the purpose and rationale of the risk identification process, discuss and explain the role of the facilitator for the brainstorming session, and identify the maximum number of risks that should be considered at this point.

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Managing risk is essential for the success of a project because it: (1) Provides an adequate rationale for making decisions in regards to operational requirements and establishes a baseline to achieve project and program goals; (2) Exposes issues at the forefront of a project, which ...

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This excerpt explains why managing risk is essential for the success of a project and the role that a facilitator plays during brainstorming sessions.

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