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Pragmatic, Lightweight, Effective Risk Management for Agile Development Teams

About the Book

2x every 18 months. The product landscape in every type of technology changes dramatically. Technology project managers like you need to adjust their approach. Accommodate this rapid destabilization. Effective product strategy is always outside-in, not inside-out.

While you may not be able to change volatility, risk, and uncertainty in your business context, you can definitely position your product and your development team to benefit from it.

You will learn how to:

  • Control risks more effectively in a highly volatile & uncertain environment
  • Use risk to help your project become more profitable
  • Invest in new product features like a hedge fund manages its portfolio
  • When removing features from your software is a good idea (more often than you might think)
  • Determine how sensitive your profits are to schedule
  • Distribute the execution of your strategy to the whole team, by calculating accurate rules of thumb
  • Time important decisions more effectively

About the Author

Luke Szyrmer
Luke Szyrmer

Lukasz Szyrmer is a highly rated technical author on, an award-winning public speaker, a mentor, teacher, and community activist. He enjoys the challenge of distilling complex technical and organizational ideas down to their essence, so that others can benefit. He has previously inspired many people to systematic self-improvement.

He currently develops multithreaded, real-time financial software for hedge funds in C++ and C#. In addition to an MSc in finance, and previous experience as a financial analyst in venture capital, he is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. At the same time, he has worked on a variety of product launches, product introductions into new markets, and thinks sleeping is for wussies.

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