Risk Analysis helps keep track of skill and knowledge-related risks that may affect your current or upcoming projects.
By analyzing your team’s skill sets against any given set of tasks: projects, sprints, or quarterly plans, Risk Analysis will reveal skill gaps and experts with unique knowledge, allowing you to mitigate early with measures like training, knowledge transfer, documentation or hiring.
Real life assignments rarely require just one skill. While individual skills might be common in your team, their combinations might be rare, causing project delays or worse a risk of knowledge loss:
Issues at risk
Knowing which of the tasks are at risk can help you estimate the severity of the risk and make informed decisions: decreased quality or delays caused by a skill gap may be fine in some cases and unacceptable in others.
Having a team that can ensure the success of the project is great! Risking this success due to loss of a critical member - not so much. Knowing who exactly is important in ensuring success and why can help you mitigate risks early: