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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Chapter 6. Know Your Enemy: Introduction to Risk Management[8]

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Know Your Enemy: Introduction to Risk ManagementThis chapter was originally published in Software Development, 1998, 6(10): 38–42. It is reprinted here, with modifications, with permission of CMP Media Inc.

When my wife and I moved from Rochester, New York, to Portland, Oregon, we had a great project plan. We had a realistic schedule for daily travel distances, routes and hotels selected, and sightseeing activities planned along the way. None of our planning, however, considered the possibility of hitting the world’s largest pothole in the middle of South Dakota, which cracked a ...

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