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Project Risk Report

Quickly see which tasks and milestones are at risk in your project.

If you use Microsoft Project to manage your project plans, it's important to be able to quickly identify which key project tasks and milestones are at risk, and which ones are in good shape. OnePager helps you build a risk report based on the information that you already have in Microsoft Project.

Project risk report created in OnePager Pro.

To create a project risk report, you'll first want to get a free trial of OnePager Pro for Microsoft Project, and then follow these steps:

  1. Start by taking a look at your project plan. In this simple example, we have three phases with a few milestones per phase. Each milestone is marked with a risk level (low, moderate, high, very high, exteme):

    Microsoft Project showing different risk levels.
  2. Next, go to Microsoft Project's Add-Ins tab and click the OnePager Pro button:

    OnePager Pro is a reporting add-in for Microsoft Project.
  3. On the start screen, click NEW:

    OnePager Pro start screen.
  4. On the next screen, give your risk report a name and decide which project tasks and milestones you want to include. In this example, we're only importing key milestones:

    Filter your project report to only show key milestones.
  5. Initially, we get a key milestone report, which is a good start, but it doesn't really tell us anything about what's at risk:

    Key milestone report created in OnePager Pro from Microsoft Project.
  6. To show risk, we'll want to assign each risk level a different color and shape. Go to Home > Project View Properties > Milestones, and click on the Manage Rules button under Conditional Formatting.
  7. On the conditional formatting screen, click Add Rule, and give each risk level a different format, like this:

    Different colors and shapes for each risk level in the project plan.
  8. Click OK, turn on the legend (View > Legend), and you get a project risk report like this:

    Project risk report created in OnePager Pro.

Even for complex project plans, OnePager is able to create a simple, high-level risk report for your project. All of the key milestones are lined up left-to-right, and are intuitively color-coded based on risk level so that it's easy for everyone to understand, even if they are not used to looking at Gantt charts or timelines.

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