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Reged: 03/26/12
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Risk universe
      #702514 - 03/26/12 02:36 AM


I want to build what we call a Risk universe for QA topics
It ill be used at the begining of a project to highlight the potential risk/impacts about QA topics

"The risk universe can be defined as a complete view of all possible types of risk that the business may face"

I have some idea, like divide risk into two main section;

Financial (about penalties market-customer loss/ Project over cost)
and non financial (Quality/customer satisfaction/Team behavior)

Any idea on these topics ?

For sure they are linked to risks analysis and mainly on
- requirements changes / not enought accurate
- defect ratio too high
- QA team not enought mature
- lack of automation, etc


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Reged: 07/29/11
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Re: Risk universe [Re: thierryGTO]
      #702777 - 03/28/12 03:50 AM


Below are some risks which we would consider in our previous projects-
1. Delayed releases to QA environment
2. Requirements/changes not communicated quickly to QA team
3. Other ongoing activities on database (if in case multiple activities can't be carried on that server)

There could be more...but above are few generic which I feel can fit here. Please revert in case of suggestions.

Also, this is a good idea to have risks listed here...along with that if we can have mitigation strategy/plan discussed here...would be good.


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Re: Risk universe [Re: mbalajiwale]
      #702978 - 03/30/12 12:34 AM

Hi , thanks for the response, I did some draft, here after the main idea:

A part of project is outsourced to another country (India/Asia). The project team is splitted into differents country

QA leader leadership & efficiency:
Be sure the QAL has a good Leadership and enough trained to manage the project

Validation Quotation under-estimated:
The workload is not enought

Requirements (specification) not accurate:
The requirements are too "open" or not enough accurate to secure the scope for validation

Additional time taken by dev/build and deployment activities
For some reason the internal Milestone are not respected, Deliveries will be not in time, it will "shrink" the validation as the final milestone (ATP) does not move

Team Communication problem
Bad communication inside the project team : valid and dev are fighting .
Even inside Valdia team they are some problems

UAT/FOA under estimated
Be sure the ATP phasis and tasks are properly understand to avoid loss of time & extra workload spending too much time on site

feel free to comment, thanks

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Reged: 07/23/11
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Re: Risk universe [Re: thierryGTO]
      #703084 - 03/31/12 10:57 AM

Hello Thierry and mbalajiwale,

I like to join you guys on this. Much has been said about this important topic. I have read a paper or book from Capers Jones (think that is the correct spelling) and he has done a great job categorizing risks in an experimental way.

Please contact me on ... we can probably create/share a document in google docs. When we believe we are finished, we can put the results back here to the forums!



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