Project Competency Managing Risks Determining Impact and Handling of Risks

It has been said that the best project managers are good risk managers. Handling risks is a key skill for any manager, but it is crucial for software project managers because so much can (and often does) go wrong—software projects are thought of as more complex because the product is intangible, and therefore difficult to test or assess.

In Chapter 18, "Determining Project Risks," we look at some models for risk management, identification, and control, offering guidance on which one fits best in certain situations. In Chapter 21, "Software Metrics," we see how software project metrics can be used to monitor project risks.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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