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Planning risk mitigation strategies in software development projects

The objectives and goals within risk assessment The approach to risk assessment The key inputs to risk assessment The tools and techniques used within the risk assessment


In this chapter we will discuss the use of:

Mitigation and planning strategies to reduce or remove the effects of a realized risk

Contingency planning, that is putting in place processes and resources to respond to the effects of a realized risk

Fallback position, that is putting in place alternative business and technical strategies, untouched by the identified risk, that can replace that threatened should the risk be realized

Transferring risk, that is the passing of risk to the other areas of the organization who are perhaps better placed to address it.