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

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Typical Software Risks

Typical Software Risks

The list of evil things that can befall a software project is depressingly long. The enlightened project manager will acquire lists of these risk categories to help the team uncover as many concerns as possible early in the planning process. Possible risks to consider can come from group brainstorming activities or from a risk factor chart accumulated from previous projects. In one of my groups, individual team members came up with descriptions of the risks they perceived, which I edited together and we then reviewed as a team.

The Software Engineering Institute has assembled a taxonomy of hierarchically-organized risks in ...

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