February 18, 2023   / Uncategorized

Agile Development and Software Development Risks – Part 1

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Every project for the creation of mobile applications has some level of risk. A higher likelihood of project success will be ensured by how businesses plan to reduce or prevent these hazards. By focusing on quick, rapid iterations, agile software development reduces many of the risks connected with traditional waterfall setups; despite this, dangers are nevertheless common in many agile contexts. 

These risks frequently emerge from mistakes made by the project team, poor planning, process flaws, and unanticipated changes as products change.

These risks can vary depending on the nature of the project, but they commonly fall into five categories. This article discusses each risk associated with software development and how to manage it to reduce errors, delays, and other obstacles to releasing a successful product.

So, let’s discuss each type of risk and how to deal with it in agile app development

Budget risk

This is the danger of projects running over budget, as the name would imply. The most frequent risk in software development, and one that is frequently linked to other problems, is a budget risk.


Making assumptions is a necessary part of the software development process; yet, these assumptions cannot be validated or refuted until further data is available. Objectives or goals may change as development goes on, or the product may need to change course to remain viable.

With rolling wave planning, project managers can take budget risk into consideration. Instead of delivering extremely specific ideas at the start of the project, teams decide on products when they are in the greatest position to do so. 

As a result, you come to educated judgments that are based on new information and product development. Budget risk is reduced with rolling wave planning because you don’t have to spend time and money re-planning.

Although rolling wave planning aids in project cost control, it’s necessary to develop a budgeting strategy that takes the project’s complete scope into account. Many businesses underestimate the expense of creating a usable mobile app and make a number of budgeting errors. Every software development project is unique, thus it’s important to understand exactly what services you need.

Personnel Risk

The potential loss or absence of project team members is known as personnel risk. Personnel risk can result in delays, mistakes, and miscommunication even over a short time.


development on a team. Co-located teams of 10 to 12 people known as squads plan together, share information, write code reviews, and work collaboratively on a specific project from start to finish. 

They have a known maximum capacity and an open flow of knowledge, which reduces knowledge silos and enables team members to smoothly take over tasks in the event of an absence or departure, addressing both human and knowledge risks.

So, for now, these were the two risks we have seen and how techniques in agile development can help counter these issues. But we are not even nearly done with software development risks yet. Let us find out about the rest of the risks in part 2!

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