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Developing Key Risk Indicators: Developing Causal Chains to Link Risk to Business Outcomes

Published: 15 December 2010

ID: G00209492

Analyst(s): Paul Proctor , Michael Smith


Mapping key risk indicators into key performance indicators helps an organization relate risk management to corporate performance. Creating causal chains from risk through impact is the foundation of mapping KRIs into KPIs.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Developing Causal Chains From Risk to Impact
  • Linking KRIs to KPIs
    • Example: Business Recovery Readiness
    • Example: Software Defect Rates Affect Profit
    • Other Examples
  • Using Causal Chains to Influence Decisions
  • Getting Started

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