Free Risk Assessment Tool for IT and Software Development Projects

Identify problem areas and instantly get recommendations to reduce the risk of failure

A free, online risk assessment tool to help you better manage IT and software development projects.

No proprietry or confidential information is required, GDPR compliant, takes about 5 minutes to complete and initial results are made available to you right away without restriction.

This tool is in Public BETA which means it has been released early for you to use but may still have a few "quirks" left to iron out (whilst very rare, we apologise in advance if you come across one of these). Please use a modern browser that supports HTML5 and CSS3, and has Javascript turned on.

By answering a short online questionaire, our sophisticated assessment model will be able to calculate a risk rating for your project and provide you with a list of recommendations to reduce the risk of project failure. You can perform the assessment before starting a new project, whilst still in the planning stage or while the project is underway (if you have just come across this tool).

Suitable for all types of software development projects, including new product development, general programming and coding, rebuilds of existing systems and solutions, bespoke and custom software, integration with COTS and legacy systems.

Our risk assessment tool is used by Business Analysts, Project Managers, Delivery Managers, Service Managers, Programme Managers and anyone else who has responsibility for IT and software delivery that wants to better understand the risks they are carrying.

Background to the risk assessment tool

The online risk assessment tool is a cut down version of our full Programme Assessment Service which we use to correct an in-flight programme that has significantly deviated from its intended course. We built this tool to make the elements of this kind of service available to those who don't have the time or opportunity to use our full programme assessment.

Unlike the litany of "helpful" advice and whitepapers pushed upon project managers about what they should be doing, our risk assessment tool is based upon our real world, direct and personal experience of why projects go off the rails. Instead of listing out every possible risk event under the sun, we look more widely for project factors that can be reasonably expected to increase the overall risk. And we've not seen such a model anywhere else.

We feel it's better to ensure your software project stays on track from the beginning if it possibly can, and that our tool can play a part in helping you with this.

Frank Ray & Associates

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