For once we can give an unqualified
answer. There are many tools available, often associated with project management
Many of these are proprietary, and can not be
reproduced or utilised without paying some license fee to the owner. Some at no cost (try Googling Risk management tools)!
One of the most common type of tool is
effectively a checklist of common project risks, which can be used as a catalyst
in risk management workshops.
Another tool is a spreadsheet (either manual or
computerised) to assist in the development of a risk
Various government agencies have mandated risk
management methodologies to be used for generic risk management. Many of these
can be used in a project environment with little or no change. The
South Wales Treasury created risk management methodology for use by NSW
agencies in 1998/99.