Category Archives: Risk & Testing

Looking at how testing can be used in the larger context of risk management and mitigation

Quality Without Governance = Disaster

I found another example of how an organization’s governance undermined its quality discoveries, to the detriment of its customers and society at large. GM Cobalt Delayed Recall The link describes a scenario where General Motors recalled its 2005-2007 Chevy Cobalt … Continue reading

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Risk Clustering – Project-Killing Risks of Doom

Our home shines dimly with reflected sunlight, a pale blue dot in the expansiveness of space.  Around us, dark shapes move through the skies, in near countless number.  Some few trend in our direction.  Not seeking, but tending inevitably toward … Continue reading

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Risk Based Testing – Targeting the Risk

One of the obvious truths about software testing is that there will never be enough time to do all the tests. While everything should be tested, limited resources and schedule require that testing is structured whereby the most critical areas … Continue reading

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Risk Management

Risk management can be defined as creating and maintaining plans for controlling real and perceived risks paired with monitoring the effectiveness of those plans. DO NOT wait until a risk becomes reality before deciding what to do about it. A … Continue reading

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What is Risk in Software Development?

Risk is often defined as the combination of the likelihood of a problem occurring and the impact of the problem if it were to occur. Risk concerns future happenings. Risk involves change in mind, opinion, actions, or places. Risk involves … Continue reading

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