Sunday, October 5, 2008

Risk Management in Systems/Software Development

I have been commissioned by the City of Tayabas to manage the computerization of various systems of the local government unit. Part of managing the project is constant reporting to the project champion and I have been asked to deal with the risks that may occur.

Since risks in software development is inevitable, I have here basic guidelines that you might consider of using.

First thing to do is to assess. Enumerate the risks according to the probability of occurence. Rank them from the most to least dangerous taking into consideration of its possibility to happen.

Second is to control. Make another list on how to mitigate and probably control these risks. There must be a sound strategy. Come up with a technique appropriate to the identified risks and implement it accordingly.

Common risks are as follows;

1. Technical personnel shortfalls and uncooperative users.
2. Schedules and budgets.
3. Continuing stream of requirements changes. This is the old requirements creeping syndrome.
4. Developing incorrect user interfaces, functions and properties.
5. Gold plating. This is where the project team add functionalities and features to the product which is not called for.

I will be posting thourough discussions on this topic in qtechbpo.com website.

23 comments:

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Risk, in insurance terms, is the possibility of a loss or other adverse event that has the potential to interfere with an organization’s ability to fulfill its mandate, and for which an insurance claim may be submitted. "Stay calm and Stay Cool"PorteBEE

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jOaNnA said...

In whatever things that were doing theres a risk for that. A risk is a twin of shortfalls in doing our project. The number 1 risk is the personnel shortfall based on my own experience second to that is the schedule and budgets for my project but like you I always find solution for every risk I tackle.

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Hancon said...

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Albert O. Enocillas said...

All we does have a risk involved, everything in this world has a risk. The BIG question is HOW WOULD WE ASSEST IT? First we must know what are the risk is and how it affects us. And the second thing to do is knowing what are the ways we must do to assest it or avoid it.

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Risk everywhere and no matter what anyone do in this field they will face many risk. and the only way to get out of it is face it head on and not runaway.
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jovilyn said...
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jovilyn said...

Risk, we know that most activities don't finish on time. The aim is to try and assess the risk prior to the activity and hence better manage any potential delays in the project. Always have a solution...


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Zayree said...

risk is a shortfall for doing their projects..based on my experience the first risk is budget and schedule,second is lack of resources, developing the wrong interface and the cooperation of each member in thesis projects...

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sHeRwiN said...

risk is a word dat means a lot, but 4 me its just a sense of doing a thing w/out any hesitations if it will suceed or fall.

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ashiya mizuki said...

Risk is the common problem in managing project because it is occur in unexpected time.. If the risk is exist, make an immediately action to solve it.. Remember All problem has a solution..

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