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Developing risk and opportunity matrix

Guest user Created:   Apr 14, 2020 Last commented:   Apr 15, 2020

Developing risk and opportunity matrix

I just need support on how a risk and opportunity matrix can be developed. Does the SWOT analysis will fulfill the ISO requirement?
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Iciar Gallo Apr 15, 2020

First of all, there is no mandatory requirement in ISO 9001:2015 for a risk management matrix. However, a methodology can definitely help the organization to identify risks and opportunities and plan the necessary actions to effectively address them. 

The risk and opportunity matrix could be a spreadsheet, a document, a database, but the most common and clear format is usually a table that may include:

- Description of the risk
- Type of risk (business, project, stage)
- Likelihood of occurrence
- Severity of the risk , that is, the impact that the occurrence of this risk has;
- Countermeasures or actions carried out to prevent, reduce, or transfer the risk. 
- Risk status, either is a current risk or is a past risk

This risk identification should be conducted with the relevant people of your organization and if possible, the relevant parties such as contractors, stakeholders and suppliers. A SWOT analysis can help with this identification, but then you will need to evaluate the level of significance of those risks by applying certain criteria selected by the organization. 

The following material will provide you information about risk and opportunity matrix: 

- How to identify risk significante in ISO 9001:2015: https://advisera.com/9001academy/blog/2019/01/14/how-to-identify-risk-significance-in-iso-90012015/

- How to identify risk controls in ISO 9001:2015: https://advisera.com/9001academy/blog/2019/01/21/how-to-identify-risk-controls-in-iso-90012015/

- Free online training ISO 9001:2015 Foundations Course - https://advisera.com/training/iso-9001-foundations-course/

- Book - Discover ISO 9001:2015 Through Practical Examples - https://advisera.com/books/discover-iso-9001-2015-through-practical-examples/


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