Waltzing With Bears: Managing Risk on Software Projects
ISBN: 0932633609 / 9780932633606
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Any software project that's worth starting will be vulnerable to risk. Since greater risks bring greater rewards, a company that runs away from risk will soon find itself lagging behind its more adventurous competition.
By ignoring the threat of negative outcomes?in the name of positive thinking or a Can-Do attitude?software managers drive their organizations into the ground.
In Waltzing with Bears, Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister?the best-selling authors of Peopleware?show readers how to identify and embrace worthwhile risks. Developers are then set free to push the limits.
You'll find that risk management
* makes aggressive risk-taking possible
* protects management from getting blindsided
* provides minimum-cost downside protection
* reveals invisible transfers of responsibility
* isolates the failure of a subproject.
Readers are taught to identify the most common risks faced by software projects:
* schedule flaws
* requirements inflation
* specification breakdown
* and under-performance.
Packed with provocative insights, real-world examples, and project-saving tips, Waltzing with Bears is your guide to mitigating the risks?before they turn into problems.
|Amazon Sales Rank||992,123|
|Brand||Brand: Dorset House|
|Manufacturer Part Number||9780932633606|
|Count Per Package||1|
|Dimensions||5.75 x 0.5 x 8.75 inches. Weight: 0.66 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||8.9 x 5.98 x 0.47 inches. Weight: 0.66 pounds|
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