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The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond, Second Edition by Mitch Lacey

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Chapter 35. Risk Management in Scrum

On traditional projects, the project manager is responsible for risk management. Scrum projects do not have that traditional role, but that doesn’t mean that risks, or the need to manage them, disappear. Instead, as project manager Lee learns in this chapter’s story, everyone on the Scrum team has a part to play in managing and mitigating risks.

The Story

Lee had historically been one of the most respected project managers in the company. His work ethic and his ability to hit the triple constraint—get projects in on time, on budget, and on scope—was legendary. He was also a globally recognized risk management expert—and had the certifications to prove it. Over the years, he had spoken on the topic of risk ...

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