Risk assessment on test cases
I am clear that by performing risk assessment on test cases I concentrate my efforts on what can go wrong, based on probability of failure and business impact (based on previously prioritized requirements). My question is this. What about the positive conditions? With risk assessment I am only considering threads what about the positives? Is there a way to integrate both in risk assessment?
Re: Risk assessment on test cases
I re-read your post some 3 or 4 times, and I am still not sure I got it right...
In any case, I think that the issue here is with the definition of a Risk. For me a risk is the chance of something wrong happening - when I talk about something wrong I automatically limit myself ONLY to negative issues.
I do want put something forward, when I do risk analysis I check that I am able to go over all my verification tests (where I test the system does what "IT SHOULD DO" and not that it doesn't do what it shouldn't do). For me one of the higher risks is that the system won't do what it is supposed to do (and hence we take the positive functionality and we check its negative effect).
I hope this is clear (and helpful)