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Waltzing with Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects by Timothy Lister, Tom DeMarco

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22. Refining the Risk Management Prescription

To finish up, we return to the prescription first laid out in Chapter 10, to add a few refinements. Here we build on that chapter’s first section: “What It Means to Do Risk Management.”

What It Means to Do Risk Management (Refined and Elaborated)

Risk management is essentially the performance—integrated into the project—of the following steps (Items 6 through 12 have the most refinements versus the list from Chapter 10, but be sure to review the full process):

1. Use a risk-discovery process (Chapter 14) to compile a census of the risks facing your project.

2. Make sure all the core risks of software projects (Chapter 13) are represented in your census.

3. Do all the following homework on a per-risk ...

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