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This document describes the risks known to the Collegiate Sports Paging System project.
This risk lists addresses the entire Collegiate Sports Paging System project.
Definitions, Acronyms and Abbreviations
See Glossary document.
The risks known at the publication date of this document are listed below, along with mitigation strategies for each risk.
Technical Risk : Capacity and Capability
Areas of risk include the inability to deliver a solution that meets capacity requirements or to issue a page to a paging device. While the technology to provide such capability exists, the ability to send as many as 500,000 pages within 5 minutes will need to be proven.
System not functional, probably resulting in loss of subscribers.
Failed or delayed delivery of messages within established time frame of 5 minutes.
Context has provided similar pager capability for other projects, therefore this area of technical risk is relatively low. Context Integration must provide an estimate of time required to process and push information to subscribers based on average and maximum projected workloads, which are currently 200,000 to 500,000 subscribers. Context Integration will develop a scalable system. will provide hardware resources necessary to meet processing requirements. Context can not guarantee the ability of each paging gateway service to deliver service levels within the desired specifications.
Attempt to locate a service that can, at peak processing time, accept and send up to 500,000 page requests
Scheduling Risk: Deployment of System Delayed Beyond March, 2000
WebNewsOnline's failure to deploy its system within the established schedule is considered by the management as failure and can result in cancellation of the project.
Project will be cancelled.
Failure to deploy before March, 2000.
The project timeline must be carefully calculated and, if time-constrained, the deliverable schedule shall drive the reduction of scope or scale (as an example, WebNewsOnLine may elect not to implement some of the defined functionality in the first release in order to achieve the target delivery date).
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