Use a “Red, Amber, Green” approach – this is also known as “RAG Status”.
Show a key in your Roadmap Legend.
Label each Roadmap item (each project item within each work stream) with Red, Amber or Green.
Some professionals choose to use a “TBD” (to be decided) colour coding too, if an item has not yet been assessed.
RAG is an acronym that stands for “Red”, “Amber” and “Green”. Red is used for High Risk, Amber for Medium Risk, and Green for low risk. It is used due to it being familiar with traffic lights used in road traffic management.
Some examples of Risk levels on a Roadmap
Roadmap project item showing Risk Level within a Workstream
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Operations is a key function in any business. Led by the COO, operations can cover a wide range of business-critical processes.
- New Product Development (NPD).
- RAG Status Reports & Dashboards
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