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karthickk
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Risk Analysis
      #684019 - 09/02/11 08:52 PM

Hi
I am new to testing field and i want to know what is risk and what types of risk we face in the project and how to overcome it ,can anyone explain it with example so it will be useful for me.


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Joe Strazzere
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Re: Risk Analysis [Re: karthickk]
      #684054 - 09/03/11 12:40 PM

http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+risk

karthickk, it would be far better if you would do a bit of research first, then come back with your understanding and ask for further clarification if you still need it.

Otherwise it looks like you can't be bothered to do any work on your own, and I'm sure that's not the case.

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dlai
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Re: Risk Analysis [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #685102 - 09/13/11 08:26 AM

I don't like to call people out. But we're professionals here. Telling someone to simply google search on a generic term isn't going to help them or help our community.

Karthickk, in testing there are many types of risks. You have 2 main categories of risks, risks relating to the product, and risks from outside events. Risks in the product are driving by the product requirements. Does the product need to be reliable? Does it need to scale? Does it need to be accurate? For each requirement, there's a product related risk associated with it. Then there are non-product related risks. Was the engineering effort estimated correctly? Are we on time? Misalignment of customer expectations and product requirements.

This list goes on and on. Product related risks you can mitigate with proper testing for those appropriate attributes. (Search for Google ACC, I really love how James Whittaker explains it. [I think i spelled the name wrong]). Non product risks you'll have to learn how to deal with through experience and learning what yours and other companies do in those situations.

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Joe Strazzere
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Re: Risk Analysis [Re: dlai]
      #685110 - 09/13/11 09:36 AM

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I don't like to call people out. But we're professionals here. Telling someone to simply google search on a generic term isn't going to help them or help our community.



Teach a man to fish first, then let him ask for help cooking it later...

When someone new asks four or five single-sentence "what is" questions that could be very easily answered via a search, I conclude that this person needs help learning how to search more than he/she needs help with understanding testing.

Look back at karthickk's other posts. Perhaps you'll agree, perhaps not.

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CPat
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Re: Risk Analysis [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #719750 - 11/13/12 08:45 AM

We are a professional community. Perhaps, as a professional, I do not want to answer someone else's interview question or enable them to appear more qualified than they may be.

Even worse, when someone asks such a broad question while obviously not taking the time or effort to at least present a specific question, I'd prefer not to have them in our community.

As Joe put it, review that user's posts and draw your own conclusions.


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Re: Risk Analysis [Re: CPat]
      #719755 - 11/13/12 10:46 AM

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I do not want to answer someone else's interview question



That's precisely the reason why we have a separate Interview Questions forum.

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