- How to identify, quantify and contain the uncertainties that threaten software success
- Methods for exposure calculation, mitigation strategy and risk blocking
- Five major risks and how to manage them
Building and maintaining software is a risky business. Since software controls so much of everyday enterprise (and its products), lateness, cost excess, and failure to perform can have far-reaching consequences. A common response to such risk is to ignore it entirely. We justify this as "positive attitude." But when real risks turn into real problems that threaten our software projects, we see that positive attitude as little more than denial. Risks also are overlooked due to inexperience or lack of a structured risk management strategy. There must be a better way!
Instead of running away from risk, we need to school ourselves to approach it... but very carefully. Since high benefit endeavors are always risky, we have to employ ways to discover lurking risks, estimate their impact, optimize our response, and monitor for change. These are the essentials of Risk Management.
The purpose of this seminar is to prepare participants to apply the emerging discipline of Risk Management to software efforts. Learn to identify and quantify the specific uncertainties that threaten project success and to contain, mitigate or eliminate their impact. Discover how to manage risks that lead to missed deadlines, budget excesses, and unacceptable product quality.
You Will Learn
How to identify and quantify risks that threaten project success.
Methods for exposure calculation, mitigation strategy, and risk blocking.
How to contain the impact of specific risks.
Who Should Attend?
This two-day seminar is intended for software managers, senior developers, project leaders, those responsible for software process and methods, and anyone taking on the challenge of an aggressively scheduled software effort.