3.6 Assumptions (v)
Once you have defined your assumptions at this level, you need to evaluate the possible implications for the success of the project.
To do this, you need to consider the risk that your assumption is not correct, and the importance of the assumption for the success of the project.
For example, based on the information on the video, it seems unlikely that hand cutting will be economically viable.
So, hand cutting clearly presents a problem. Assumptions like this, which are important for the success of the project, but also with a high risk of not being correct, are often referred to as 'killer assumptions'. They usually indicate the need for a fundamental review of the project strategy. As you saw on the video, this is what actually occurred in the case of the Laggan Forestry Initiative's project.