A product risk assessment is performed to identify the critical areas for testing.
Test planning is defined as a key activity and there are five Specific Goals in this Process Area.
Testing is a risk mitigation process. It is therefore important that risk assessments are included as an integral part of test planning activities and used to derive all other elements of the test approach.
An example would be specific output from a risk-based-testing workshop which identifies and assesses the components or requirements that pose a high risk. Planning should show evidence of this being transferred into a set of planned and prioritised tests.
SP 1.1 Define product risk categories and parameters
Ensure that there are defined product risk categories and that testing uses these categories when determining risk and priorities for testing
SP 1.2 Identify product risks
Product risks are identified as part of the planning process and fed into test planning, test design and execution
SP 1.3 Analyse product risks
That product risks have been analysed satisfactorily as part of the test planning process
Specific Practice 1.1 – Define product risk categories and parameters
Product risk categories and parameters are defined that will be used during the product risk assessment.
Typical work products