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The Agile Edge by Brian Vanderjack

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CHAPTER 5

A Look at Risk from Classical Project Management

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

Ben Franklin

Chapter Purpose

As an Agile Scrum practitioner and coach,

I want to identify and share a part of Classical Project Management

So that Agile practitioners can become even more effective.

It amazes me that the role of risk seems not to be a main concern in Agile Scrum. The reason AgileScrumTeams seem to spend so little time on risk is that Agile Scrum virtually addresses risk by having demos, limiting the duration of time activities can be worked on (iterations) before Product Owners evaluate results, and doing risky User Stories first. Realistically, unless the team is making a concerted effort to address risk, unanticipated ...

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