Risk management in software development projects in Spain: a state of art


  • Luis Fernández Sanz University of Alcala
  • Pedro Bernad Silva University of Alcala




software development, project management standards, survey, risk management


Software  is  today  a  critical  element  in  every  system.  The  development  and  implementation of computer programs is influenced by many varied risks which should be managed properly. Risk management in software projects is an activity addressed in several software methodologies, but the different workgroups and organizations  apply  it  in  practice  in  many  different  ways.  A  preliminary  study  has  been  conducted  among  Spanish  software  professionals  and  developers.  It  reveals interest in risk management and its techniques, but it also shows that serious deficiencies as well as attitudes which do not help to this activity. These preliminary data represent a basis for a deeper and more detailed analysis of risk management practices which might lead to more effective and practical solutions.

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Author Biographies

Luis Fernández Sanz, University of Alcala

Department of Computer Science.

Pedro Bernad Silva, University of Alcala

Department of Computer Science.


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How to Cite

Fernández Sanz, L., & Bernad Silva, P. (2014). Risk management in software development projects in Spain: a state of art. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (70), 233–243. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.13376

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