Building on their work on Real Options, Chris Matts and Olav Maassen are writing a graphic novel to explain the concepts and share their knowledge in the area. They discussed the novel, the process of producing it and the crowdsourcing model of funding with Shane Hastie from InfoQ. A sample chapter is available for InfoQ readers to download.
One category of risk that project teams need to ensure they address is business value failure – delivering a product that fails to provide value for the business investor. The authors provide insight into the underlying causes of business value risk and provide ten tips on how to avoid them.
Risk management is the hottest topic in IT. Processes for effective risk management and investment decision making will allow Agile techniques to scale beyond projects to the enterprise. Without them, Agile will be confined to the ghetto of development. In this article Chris and Olav present some tools and techniques to identify and manage risks on Agile projects.
InfoQ spoke with Rich Caralli from SEI's Resilient Enterprise Management Team about Resilience Management Model used for managing operational resilience in complex, risk-evolving environments.
In this IEEE article, John Stouby Persson and Lars Mathiassen discuss a process for managing risks associated in managing the distributed software projects. 2
"Freedom to choose" underlies many Agile practices. We avoid early commitments to gain flexibility later. The authors propose "Real Options," a thinking tool to help develop and refine new practices. 45
Bruce Tate examines the changing risk profiles for Java and Ruby from a managers perspective, examining Java's initial adoption and also common risk myths about Rails. 37