Risk positive as well as negative?

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Risk positive as well as negative?

Postby dhaughey » Sun 20 Dec 2009 6:30 pm

Can risk be positive as well as negative? The dictionary says that risk is negative and doesn't mention "positive risk." The PMI suggest that there is positive risk. Surely the word "risk" implies something negative, hence the reason we take out insurance to guard against risk. Any thoughts?

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Re: Risk positive as well as negative?

Postby EngGhassan » Mon 21 Dec 2009 7:07 am

hi ,

i think yes , could be carry some positive mark , but indirect , if we take care for risk managment at least we avoid some risk and losses , this is a positve point
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Re: Risk positive as well as negative?

Postby gatlineducation09 » Fri 01 Jan 2010 2:38 pm

I completely agree. If you know and you are sure about decision then of course this can be a positive risk. Although others may see it as a negative risk.

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Re: Risk positive as well as negative?

Postby roshan » Tue 18 May 2010 1:43 pm

I've been told to view positive risks as "opportunities" in a project. This analogy helps me with my risk management activities in a project.
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