Risk Management: A practical toolkit for identifying, analyzing, and coping with project risks

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"Managing Risk: Methods for Software Systems Development. SEI Series in Software Engineering", Addison Wesley Longman, USA. ( enq.orders@awl.co.uk) , £31.95, 1998, ISBN 0-201-25592-8, 374 pages.

This book is impressive and contains a lot of useful detail and original thought. Anyone interested in risk will enjoy and learn from the book as I did. It does not however deal with most of the subjects in this paper {specification languages, impact estimation, inspections, evolutionary delivery}. This in no way detracts from the book's favorable recommendation. It does tackle 'quantified objectives' much better than other texts.

MAY96: Elaine L. May and Barbara A. Zimmer, "The Evolutionary Development Model for Software", Hewlett-Packard Journal, August 1996, Vol. 47, No. 4, pages 39-45.

The author was at HP in 1989 on a project team who were taught early versions of the Planguage method. The article is full of practical advice and case studies gleaned from ten major projects in eight HP divisions. It must be strongly recommended to anyone interested in the practical implementation of Evo in a project and especially in an organization for many projects. See also article by Todd Cotton in same issue on Evo.

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