You are the project manager of GHT project. You have identified a risk event on your project that
could save $100,000 in project costs if it occurs. Which of the following statements BEST
describes this risk event?
This risk event should be mitigated to take advantage of the savings.
This is a risk event that should be accepted because the rewards outweigh the threat to the
This risk event should be avoided to take full advantage of the potential savings.
This risk event is an opportunity to the project and should be exploited.
This risk event has the potential to save money on project costs, so it is an opportunity, and the
appropriate strategy to use in this case is the exploit strategy. The exploit response is one of the
strategies to negate risks or threats appear in a project. This strategy may be selected for risks
with positive impacts where the organization wishes to ensure that the opportunity is realized.
Exploiting a risk event provides opportunities for positive impact on a project. Assigning more
talented resources to the project to reduce the time to completion is an example of exploit
Answer B is incorrect. To accept risk means that no action is taken relative to a particular risk;
loss is accepted if it occurs. But as this risk event bring an opportunity, it should me exploited and
risk events, and not in positive risk events. Here in this scenario, as it is stated that the event could
save $100,000, hence it is a positive risk event. Therefore should not be mitigated or avoided.