Checklist of Risk Management Techniques
- Try to get the best staff for your project.
- Match people's tasks to their abilities.
- Be careful when building teams.
- Send people on training, if they need additional knowledge. See Category Training.
- Start with only few experts in the early phase of the project.
- Use cost and schedule estimation methods.
- Think about software reuse. See Category Reuse.
- Early user manuals and prototyping.
- Perform cost-benefit analysis.
- Early verify requirements and design. See Category Requirements.
- Plan for testing, verification and validation through the life-cycle. See Category Testing.
- Control process progress. See Category Methodologies.
- Use configuration management and quality assurance. See Category Configuration Management.
I believe it was in the Software Project Survival Guide, ISBN 1572316217 Steve McConnell suggests the following technique:
Manage risk proactively, by creating a list of the top ten (or five, or fifteen, but the most important) risks to the project, and for each, list the steps taken to mitigate, deal with or avoid that risk. Review the list weekly, adding new risks, dropping irrelevant ones, modifying plans as appropriate. -- Ted Roche
See also: Application Development Risk
Category Check Lists, Category Project Management
( Topic last updated: 2000.03.16 10:59:18 AM )