Contingency plans: How Notion can mitigate risk

Don’t let road bumps catch you by surprise. Design a contingency plan and be ready when they happen.

How contingency plans minimize problems' impact

You can't always avoid worst-case scenarios like code errors that crash a website, or unexpected delays that threaten missed deadlines. A good contingency plan can keep these events from spinning out of hand, though, by providing a workflow or process that mitigates crises and keeps you from missing a delivery or losing a client.



A good contingency plan provides a workflow or process to mitigate the crisis and keep you from missing a delivery or losing a client.

Design a plan and make it easy for your project team members and stakeholders to find and follow with Notion. Use our tools to store your contingency plans in the same easily accessible connected workspace as your tasks and projects.

Create unique views of your database by sorting or filtering by properties like timelines, calendars, boards, and more.

How to use Notion to create a contingency plan

  1. Sign in to your new Notion account.

  2. Create a new page in your Notion workspace.

  3. Start with our contingency plan template, or make one from scratch, then add it to new or existing project roadmaps. 

  4. Link to your plan from project documents and dashboards, and add tags to make it easy to find.

  5. Share with teammates who should be aware of these plans.

Create a new template you can use over and over again.
A screenshot of Notion's mobile app
A screenshot of Notion's mobile app

Contingency plans: Prepare for roadblocks before they arise

Even the best project plans are only perfect until they aren’t. Create contingency plans to prepare for the worst.

FAQs

What are the disadvantages of a contingency plan?

In an emergency, contingency plans work as a stop-gap to prevent the situation from spiraling out of control. However, they can be time-consuming to develop and costly to implement, depending on the problem.

Take advantage of our contingency plan templates to hit the ground running by setting up your backup plan and identifying cost-effective solutions for free.

What are contingencies in the workplace?

These are negative events or unexpected events that impact your business operations. In project management, contingency plans lay out another potential course of action to keep projects on track. This response identifies key risks beforehand to ensure your projects don’t derail and cost your business in lost revenue or time.

What’s an example of a contingency plan?

Here are some examples:

  • A risk contingency plan that serves as an action plan for risk management

  • A business continuity plan

  • A disaster recovery plan in case of natural disasters

  • A crisis communication plan to let customers know what to expect

  • A supply chain contingency plan in case of supply chain disruption, such as during the pandemic