If you're about to enter into a contract, you need to understand the risks involved. Thoughtful pre-contract preparation, review and follow-up will go a long way toward keeping your company out of legal hot water.
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The Risk Analysis/Resolution Matrix offers a structured view of project risks, their potential impact on the project, plan to mitigate each, and their final resolution. The matrix is meant to be a living document, to be updated periodically throughout the life of the project. It is prepopulated with 30 risks common to many projects, giving you a solid starting point that you can use to make it your own.
Here is a list of common management problems associated with software development projects and a to-do list to prevent them from happening to your project.
Are your leadership skills up to par? Peruse this checklist to see if you are on track with current thought on motivating employees, setting goals, managing conflict--and more!
Need to perform a risk audit on a project? This Risk Review Process and Checklist guides you through an exhaustive review of the effort, including documentation, resourcing, delivery performance to date, financial performance to date, and much more. It's not just a checklist of simple measures, but asks a number of questions that truly speak to the potential for the project to achieve the results that were intended.
Are you wrapping up a project? Use this checklist to make sure you have reviewed the project, documented code, scheduled deployment and done other critical project-end activities. To prevent the "gotchas" at the end, you need to plan for these things in the beginning, too!
Reusing components of projects is one effective way to improve performance and profitability and reduce errors. This checklist will get you started on how to properly reuse items.
Your project is staffed with skilled programmers, but even they may not attend to all the details that make code comprehensible, maintainable and effective for the project. Your code developers will benefit from having a guideline such as this checklist (it's in programmer-speak!) in hand to review the code for tightness, accuracy, completeness and adequate documentation.
Creating a project plan is an essential, multifaceted step in your software development project. Use this checklist to make sure you've addressed the critical components and the things you might not readily think of to create a plan that will ensure a successful project.
Are you brave enough to give yourself a psychological checkup on a critical managerial skill, the ability to delegate? Many managers do not understand the difference between delegation and job assignment, and some cannot resist micromanaging their employees. Use this checklist to identify your shortcomings and chart your improvement at delegating responsibility.