There are a thousand things that could wrong on our projects. Some we can handle. Others we can’t. This exercise is about making sure we identify the risks that are worth worrying about and not sweat the ones that aren’t.
For example, you can’t do much to prevent the economy collapsing, or your customer getting promoted to VP of Engineering. So don’t sweat it.
Having full-time dedicated team members, however, is something you can manage and is worth fighting for.
This is your chance to call out the craziness before the project begins and fight for what you are going to need to make this project a success. You may not get everything you ask for, but it never hurts to ask.