Identifying design risks

Risks include anything that may prevent the design from satisfying the requirements.

Design risks include the following:

  • Technical risks
  • Operational risks
  • Financial risks

Risks are often introduced through constraints or assumptions that have not been proven. Risks resulting from assumptions are mitigated by validating them.

How to do it...

Throughout the design process, design decisions should mitigate or minimize risks by following this process:

  1. Identify any risks associated with the design requirements or assumptions.
  2. Validate assumptions to reduce the risks associated with them.
  3. Determine how design decisions will help mitigate or minimize risks.

How it works...

There are a few risks in the design based on the discovery information, ...

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