Risk is the possibility of a negative or undesirable outcome or event to occur. A specific risk is any problem that might occur, that would decrease customer, user, participant, or stakeholder perceptions of product quality or project success.
In testing there are two main types of risks. The first type is product or quality risks. When the primary effect of a potential problem is on the quality of the product itself, the potential problem is called a product risk. An example of a quality risk is: a possible reliability defect that could cause a system to crash during normal operation. The second type of risk is project or planning risks. When the primary effect of a potential problem is on the overall success of a project, those potential problems are called project risks. An example of a project risk is a possible staffing shortage that could delay completion of a project.
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