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Four-cell impact-probability matrix
from deck Risk Matrix Diagrams (PPT template)


Slide Content

This PowerPoint slide presents an overview of a Risk Matrix 2x2, which is a visual representation used to assess risks by evaluating their probability and impact. The matrix is divided into four quadrants, each with a distinct color and symbol, signifying different combinations of risk probability and impact levels. The top left quadrant symbolizes a high probability and low impact scenario, whereas the top right signifies a low probability and low impact situation. The bottom left represents a high probability and high impact risk, and the bottom right expresses a low probability and high impact condition. Each quadrant uses a specific color coding and iconography to represent these varying states: a question mark for uncertainties, an 'X' for negation or dismiss, and a check mark for confirmed or acceptable scenarios.

Graphical Look

  • The slide has a clean, professional design with a bold title at the top in large, black font.
  • Four colored squares (blue, orange, green, blue) create a 2x2 matrix, symmetrically placed in the center of the slide.
  • Icons are present in the center of each square: two question marks in the blue squares, one 'X' in the orange, and one check mark in the green.
  • Each square has a subtle shadow effect giving a sense of depth.
  • A vertical axis on the left is labeled 'Probability' with a horizontal axis at the bottom labeled 'Impact', intersecting at the bottom left corner to define the matrix.

The overall look of the slide is modern and simplistic, predominantly using bold colors and clear icons to communicate the different aspects of risk categorization visually.

Use Cases

  • To evaluate and present business risks in strategic planning meetings.
  • For project managers to illustrate potential risks during project kick-off presentations to stakeholders.
  • In risk management workshops to explain and discuss the basic principles of risk analysis.
  • During executive briefings to prioritize issues and allocate resources effectively based on risk assessment.

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