chapter  8
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Relationships and ripple effects

Tne only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. (Locke, 1693)

To fully understand the role of risk in an IS project, the question needs to be addressed as to whether the risks identified are independent of each other, or whether they are actually connected or correlated in some way. This chapter discusses the issue of how risks are related and how they often have a ripple effect that can adversely influence other areas of IS project development. In general IS risk management needs to focus on those risks that have close connections and which can impact on other issues. This is the case

with many IS development risks and is why the jigsaw metaphor is quite useful when thinking about them.