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Growing Software by Louis Testa

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Risk Management

In addition to tracking projects and dealing with changes, a development manager needs to manage project risks. Every software project faces risks, such as external dependencies causing delays, unexpected development problems, team member unavailability, and late changes to requirements. Finding risks early and working to minimize those risks leads to successful project deliverables. Waiting until risks become reality leads to unnecessary delays. A simple risk management approach can improve your delivery success considerably.

Small company risk management need not be complex. The effort involved in tracking and mitigating risks should match the size of the problems. Typically, medium-sized projects lasting several months are good ...

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