Risk management plays an important role in daily management. Within a test project there are two types of risks: test project risks and product risks. Test project risks refer to situations that may endanger the test project. Product risks are the risks that arise from the use of a system by a company or organization.
If the domain risks have been identified, they still to be applied as soon as a project is started. To do this we identify the following steps:
- Identify what domain(s) your project is part of
- Identify what critical chains/activities/business processes your project impacts
- Copy the risks associated with these from the domain risk assessments
- Evaluate this risk list and take it in as a basis for the risk analysis.
Once you have this initial risk list you have to tailor this risk list to the specifics of your project. To do this there are 3 steps to be taken:
- Identify whether project introduces new critical activities to the domain?
- Add new product risks induced by the critical success factor of your project?
- Investigate whether the technical complexity the (addition to the) system justifies a reclassification of the risk impacts.