To learn more about managing risks, try these resources:
Identifying and Managing Project Risk
- A solid guide to big project risk management, anchored in the PMBOK. If you're in a corporation big enough to need these techniques you know what that means. I don't expect to re-read it for fun, but the next time I'm in on the early stages of a project I do expect to reach for it as a reference.
Safety Cases and Safety Reports
- A book for professionals in the safety industry, ie, those who think about how to make things safer in general, rather than on the level of a particular company or industrial sector. It's written mainly for those who have to work within various regulatory frameworks, and offers good advice on things like figuring out what level of risk is acceptable in a particular operation, or the difference between auditing and assessing reports.
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Awesome Risk Quantification
- Moving beyond risk matrixes to numerical risk estimates
Field Guide: Mitigating Risk While Transitioning Databases
- Retrospective of a large risk-mitigation effort carried out by Sentry
Forecasting Synthetic Metrics
- A technique for using risk thinking to prioritize future work.
Makings of a Modern Risk Management System
- From a fintech company, providing another set of perspectives for thinking about risk in a particular field.
Opening up risk management: Always on, everybody’s business
- The safest organisations will be those that embrace risk management as a culture, rather than just a process checkbox to tick.
Risk-First: Home of Risk-First Software Development
Risk Management Software
- If you need to manage risk on a more "enterprisey" level than GreenAndRed can manage, Capterra has a list of the available alternatives.
Some notes on running new software in production
- Thoughts about how to reduce the risk of brining new software into your production mix.
Software Risk Management: A Practical Guide
- This one comes from the Department of Energy, and reflects a high-process waterfall model for handling risk.
The Top Five Software Project Risks
- A quick overview of some broad categories to get you started, along with suggested agile mitigations.