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Risk Management in Software Development Projects

1st Edition

By John McManus


188 pages

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Paperback: 9780750658676
pub: 2003-10-21
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Very few software projects are completed on time, on budget, and to their original specification causing the global IT software industry to lose billions each year in project overruns and reworking software. Research supports that projects usually fail because of management mistakes rather than technical mistakes. Risk Management in Software Development Projects focuses on what the practitioner needs to know about risk in the pursuit of delivering software projects.

Risk Management in Software Development Projects will help all practicing IT Project Managers and IT Managers understand:
* Key components of the risk management process
* Current processes and best practices for software risk identification
* Techniques of risk analysis
* Risk Planning
* Management processes and be able to develop the process for various organizations

Table of Contents

The Risk Management Process: Introduction to Software Risk Management; Why we need to Manage Risk in Software development Projects; Use of Software Risk Management; Objectives and Goals of Software Risk Management; Developing a Software Risk Management Strategy; Risk Management Paradigm; Developing the Organisation for Software Risk Management; Risk Management and Litigation; Self Assessment Checklist; Discovering Risk in Software Development Projects: Identifying Software Risk; Most Common Software Project Risks; Risk Taxonomy; Risk Mapping; Risk Statements
Risk Reviews; Risk Ownership and Stakeholder Management; Self Assessment Check List; Risk Assessment in Software Development Projects: Objectives and Goals of Risk Assessment; Approach to Risk Assessment; Risk Assessment Tools and Techniques; Presenting the Findings; Self Assessment Checklist; Planning Risk Mitigation Strategies in Software Development Projects:
Risk Planning; Best Practice in Risk Planning; Risk Management Tools; Risk Management Strategies; Formulating and Implementing Risk Management Plans; Self Assessment Checklist; Planning Risk Mitigation Strategies in Software Development Projects: Developing a Process for Monitoring Risk; Formulating a Risk Database/Risk Register; Project Board, and Project Team;
Managing and Tracking Risk; Risk Support Tools; Self Assessment Checklist; Case Study.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Enterprise Applications / General
COMPUTERS / Information Technology