Every project has risks, regardless of project size or complexity. Risks have negative or positive effects on at least one project objective (cost, time, scope, and quality). Unfortunately, known risks are often not communicated to all the impacted entities. Project Risk Management minimizes surprises that impede successful project delivery through effective communication and documentation of risk throughout the delivery process. MDT design staff is required to apply the appropriate level of Risk Management process to all federal aid projects for which the Department has project delivery responsibility.

Please contact James Combs at 406-444-6244 with any questions or training requests.


Introduction to Risk Management
Risk Management Engineering Memo
MDT Risk Management Guidelines
Risk Management Process
Risk Management Plan (RMP) Quick Guide


RMP Workbook

Other Resources

Caltrans Project Risk Management Handbook