Risk Management

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The Game of Risk by Johanna Rothman

http://www.gantthead.com/article.cfm?ID=247457 (requires free registration) How Agile can help mitigate risk early on the product lifecycle

posted 4/21/09 Motamed


Relating PMBOK Practices to Agile Practices - Risk, an article by Michele Sliger 

http://www.stickyminds.com/sitewide.asp?ObjectId=11133&Function=DETAILBROWSE&ObjectType=COL&sqry=%2AZ%28SM%29%2AJ%28MIXED%29%2AR%28relevance%29%2AK%28simplesite%29%2AF%28Relating+PMBOK+Practices+to+Agile+Practices%29%2A&sidx=1&sopp=10&sitewide.asp?sid=1&sqry=%2AZ%28SM%29%2AJ%28MIXED%29%2AR%28relevance%29%2AK%28simplesite%29%2AF%28Relating+PMBOK+Practices+to+Agile+Practices%29%2A&sidx=1&sopp=10  The team owns risk management in agile projects. The agile project manager facilitates the process and makes the results visible--whiteboards and flipcharts for collocated teams or in an online information-sharing tool for geographically dispersed teams. Risks are identified in all planning meetings: daily stand-ups, iteration planning meetings, and release planning meetings. Risks are then analyzed and addressed in these same iteration and release planning meetings, with the focus being on qualitative analysis rather than quantitative. Risks are subsequently monitored by the use of high-visibility information radiators, daily stand-ups, and iteration reviews and retrospectives.  posted 4/22/09 Motamed


Agile Risk Management, a blog post by Mike Griffiths, http://leadinganswers.typepad.com/leading_answers/2007/09/agile-risk-mana.html  Relates PMBOK risk management to Agile methods, contains several great ideas and graphics, including the “ risk burn down graph.”



Agile Exception Processes – What to do when bad stuff happens to good projects,  a blog post by Mike Griffiths  http://leadinganswers.typepad.com/leading_answers/2007/09/agile-exception.html  Explains how to monitor Tolerances and build Exception Plans in Agile projects.