Directions

General Directions:

You will provide input to this process by making assessments and answering questions on the Program Risk Assessment Form.  The first two columns of the assessment form show a numbered list of Common DoD acquisition program risks that are being used as initial MKV program risk candidates.  You are asked to assess the extent to which each of these candidate program risks is applicable to the MKV Program, rate the quality of that assessment, and to suggest changes to the list.   A more complete and accurate list of MKV program risks will be compiled from your suggestions and initial assessments.

§         Read each candidate carefully and respond thoughtfully and honestly.   This assessment is entirely anonymous.  There is no way to associate submitted data with any individual or with any small group of individuals.

§        In the comment text area provided, you are encouraged to add any additional program risk items that you believe should be included.  Also use the comments to suggest that a candidate be deleted, or to rephrase or expand those listed.

§         Your scores represent your best estimate

§         Nothing is saved or transmitted until you have (1) answered every question and (2) clicked the “Submit” button.  If your browser application is closed (e.g., computer is shut down, loses power, or the application is ended) before you click “Submit” all of your assessments will be lost.

§         Once data has been entered in the assessment tool, use only the links provided at the upper right corner of the page (do not use the browser back/forward buttons) to navigate between the assessment tool and other parts of this site such as the welcome page, additional information, or the directions – otherwise all of your inputs may be lost

 

Specific directions:

For each candidate risk you must generate three scores and may leave comments.  If any of the required data elements are skipped you will be directed back to them and must provide input before you can submit your form.  Additionally, there are two questions roughly defining your position within the program and years of professional experience.  Both are answered by your choice of one of several indistinct broad groupings within each category.  All scores and answers must be selected from drop down menus.    

 

Required Scores:

1)       Likelihood of Occurrence Score = an integer number between 0 and 10 that indicates the likelihood that each candidate risk will occur -- i.e., you are to asses how likely it is that the candidate risk will pose a significant problem to the MKV Program     

 

Numerical value

Drop down menu Choice

Explanatory Comment

0

0 - None - N/A

No likelihood -- this risk event will not occur and will not produce a significant risk within MKV program

1

1 - very small

The likelihood that this risk event will occur and produce a significant risk within MKV program is “very small”

2

2

A score of 2 lies Somewhere between “very small” and “somewhat likely”

3

3 - Somewhat Likely

 

4

4

 

5

5 – Likely

 

6

6

 

7

7 -Very Likely

 

8

8

 

9

9 - Extremely likely

 

10

10 - A Certainty

The candidate risk item is clearly already occurring within the MKV program and causing significant problems

 

I Have No Idea

My opinion is more likely to be wrong than correct

 

 

2)       Potential Impact to the MKV program score = an integer number between 1 and 10 that indicates the extent to which each candidate risk (assuming the risk did occur and was unmitigated) could damage the MKV Program.

 

Numerical value

Drop down menu Choice

Comment

1

1 - Very Little

Even if the candidate risk item did occur and was unmitigated, the potential Impact to the MKV program would be “very little”

2

2 - Little

 

3

3 - Significant

 

4

4 - Considerable

 

5

5 - Somewhat Serious

 

6

6 - Serious

 

7

7 - Very Serious

 

8

8 - Critical

 

9

9 - Extremely Damaging

 

10

10 – Disastrous

 

 

I Have No Idea

My opinion is more likely to be wrong than correct

 

N/A - Since Likelihood = 0

Choose this score only if you picked 0 as your likelihood score for this candidate risk

 

 

3)       Confidence score = an integer number between 1 and 10 that indicates the Level of confidence one has in the accuracy and correctness of the Likelihood and Impact scores he/she has chosen for each candidate risk.

 

Numerical value

Drop down menu Choice

Comment

1

1 - Rough Guess

One has little to no confidence in the correctness of the Likelihood and Impact scores chosen as an assessment of this candidate program risk.

2

2

 

3

3 - Somewhat Confident

 

4

4

 

5

5 - Moderately Confident

One has “moderate confidence” in the correctness of the Likelihood and Impact scores chosen to assess this candidate program risk item.

6

6

 

7

7 - Very Confident

 

8

8

 

9

9 - Extremely Confident

 

10

10 - Absolutely Sure

One is “absolutely sure” that the Likelihood and Impact scores chosen to assess this candidate program risk item. program risk are, in fact, correct.

 


 

Question 1: Which best describes your current Position within the MKV program?

 

Numerical value

Drop down menu Choice

Comment

None

Upper Level Management

This refers to the top levels of management within the MKV acquisition program who deal directly with defining, designing, and implementing the system being acquired.

 

Mid Level Management

This refers to “mid levelmanagement within the MKV acquisition program who deal directly with defining, designing, and implementing the system being acquired.

 

Section or Group Lead

This refers to the lower levels of management within the MKV acquisition program who deal directly with defining, designing, and implementing the system being acquired.

 

Technical Expert

Subject Matter Technical Expert

 

Mid Level Technical Support

"Technical support" refers to those directly involved in defining, designing, and implementing the technical development of the program -- e.g., those applying skills such as engineering, science, math, programming, program management, etc.

 

Lower Level Technical Support

 

 

Non-Technical Management

"Non-Technical Management " refers to management positions within the program’s support services which do not deal directly with defining, designing, and implementing the system being acquired -- such as contracting, human resources, Information systems, accounting, payroll, legal, security, clerical & administrative, etc

 

Non-Technical Support

"Non-Technical Support" refers to non-management positions within the program’s support services which do not deal directly with defining, designing, and implementing the system being acquired -- such as contracting, human resources, Information systems, accounting, payroll, legal, document control, clerical & administrative, etc

 

 

Question 2: How many years of professional experience in this (or similar) position?

Numerical value

Drop down menu Choice

Comment

None

0  to  5  Years

Total years of experience in this particular job and in similar positions within other large acquisition programs

 

5  to  10  Years

 

 

10  to  15  Years

 

 

15  to  20  Years

 

 

Over 20  Years

 

 

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