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Badly misuses the words probability and risk
on November 10, 2015
Reads better than the PMBOK. Hands down. Good book in that way.
However, it's treatment of Risk and Probability leaves a lot to be desired. We have 4th edition. Not sure if it's been fixed in 5. While Example 1 on page 110 is good, Example 2 on page 111 is a disaster. It used the word "probability" to cover some simple arithmetic which involves percent. This is clearly wrong and a total misuse of the word "probability." It is not a "risk." It is a certainty. There is a 100% certainty that the new software will take 25% longer to complete. With the training there is a 100% certainty that it will take only 10% longer.
Granted, it's a nice example of mitigating the certainty of having a problem, but it is not risk mitigation example.
Please don't call it risk and don'r misuse probability! It will confuse the students who are unfamiliar with probability and risk and will annoy those who are.
Other than that, the book seems pretty clear on many topics. MLFranklin