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What is Design Risk?

 , updated on September 11, 2022
Design risk is the potential for a design to fail to satisfy the requirements for a project. This includes designs that are fundamentally flawed, infeasible, inefficient, unstable or below client standards. A poor design may manifest itself as functional defects or hurdles to development that impede project progress.
Overview: Design Risk
The potential for a design to fail to meet project requirements.
A security design for a website that has vulnerabilities.
An infrastructure design for a data center facility that includes unstable and incompatible technology products.
A technical design that relies on a component that is new, untested or experimental resulting in development hurdles.
A visual design that has a confusing and unattractive layout that is rejected by clients.
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Benefit Shortfall
Budget Risk
Change Risk
Common Risks
Contract Risk
Design Risk
Facility Risk
Fast Tracking
Force Majeure
Infrastructure Risk
Integration Risk
Internal Risks
Legal Risk
Operations Risk
Partner Risk
Performance Risk
Procurement Risk
Program Risk
Project Complexity
Quality Risk
Regulatory Risk
Residual Risk
Resource Risk
Schedule Risk
Scope Creep
Secondary Risk
Technology Risk
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