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Quiz Chapter 22


The specific risks that may affect a project depend on the project and the organizational environment in which the software is being developed. However, there are also common risks that are not related to the type of software being developed and these can occur in any project. List and describe three of these risks.


Risk Affects DescriptionSorted ascending
Product competition Business A competitive product is marketed before the system is completed.
CASE tool underperformance Project CASE tools, which support the project, do not perform as anticipated.
Staff turn over Project Experienced staff will leave the project before it is finished.
Hardware unavailability Project Hardware that is essential for the project will not be delivered on schedule.
Specification delays Project and product Specifications of essential interfaces are not available on schedule.
Size underestimate Project and product The size of the system has been underestimated.
Technology change Business The underlying technology on which the system is built is superseded by new technology.
Management change Project There will be a change of organizational management with different priorities.
Requirements change Project and product There will be a larger number of changes to the requirements than anticipated.
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