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CS605 - Software Engineering II - Lecture Handout 26

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Error Tracking

Error tracking can also be used to estimate the progress of the project. In this case we track errors in work products (requirement specifications, design documents, source code etc) to assess the status of a project. The process works as follows:

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Risk analysis and management

Analysis and management of project risks is also a very important activity that a project manager must perform in order to improve the chances for the project. Robert Charette defines risk as follows:

Risk concerns future happenings. Today and yesterday are beyond active concern. The question is, can we, therefore, by changing our action today create and opportunity for a different and hopefully better situation for ourselves tomorrow. This means, second, that risk involves change, such as changes in mind, opinion, action, or places. … [Third,] risks involve choice, and the uncertainty that choice itself entails.

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