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SOFTWARE TESTING by Peter Williams, Geoff Thompson, Angelina Samaroo, Peter Morgan, Brian Hambling

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RISK AND TESTING

It is not possible to talk about test management without first looking at risk and how it affects the fundamental test process defined in Chapter 2. If there were no risk of adverse future events in software or hardware development then there would be no need for testing. In other words, if defects did not exist then neither would testing.

Risk can be defined as the chance of an event, hazard, threat or situation occurring and its undesirable consequences:

Risk—a factor that could result in future negative consequences, usually expressed as impact and likelihood.

In a project a test leader will use risk in two different ways: project risks and product risks. In both instances the calculation of the risk will be:

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