Risk on IT Infrastructure Projects

Identifying the risk on IT infrastructure projects is a key to viable cost & schedule analysis.  While working on risk identification I ran across this list which is a decent starting point for IT Infrastructure risks.  I will post enhancements to this risk list as they are determined:

From http://www.projectmanagement.net.au/infrastructure_risks

ScheduleUnscheduled changes/delays
 Personnel turning up without notification
 Non-conformance – not starting/failures
 Reliance on external sub-contractors/organisations
TechnicalUnplanned/unapproved changes
 New design not working
 Version control problems
 Hardware failure
 Software failure
 Incorrect image/version loaded
 Integration with existing systems
PersonnelChanges of personnel – CUSTOMER/Vendor
 Lack of skills/knowledge
 Not aware of policy/procedures
Logistical/EquipmentSupply availability
 Physical storage of equipment on arrival – security
 Contingency equipment availability
UserNot aware of Vendor schedule/activities
 Inability to perform core business activities
 Inability to perform non-core business activities
 User expectations
 Confusion about CUSTOMER/Vendor responsibilities
 Loss of data
 Data not moved to C:userid
Project ManagementLack of detailed site information
 Lack of reporting
 Unaware of Customer site requirements
 Absence of quality control/management process built into plan
 Absence of issue log/change request log/configuration management log
 Role confusion
 Lack of issue identification – trends
 Inconsistent project documentation
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