Product risk management for development addresses the following elements
There are many, many ways in which development can be made faster.
A key way is to identify the absolutely necessary features and development steps necessary for initial product introduction.
It is advisable to identify all risk areas at the start of the project. The identified risk areas should be tested as early as possible.
A backup plan should be put in place to handle the eventuality of an at risk technology not working out.
We should test for key specifications early in the design cycle and identify alternative approaches.
In many areas we can introduce the product with lowered specifications in markets where that particular specification is not important. The product specification can be improved after its initial introduction and improved versions can be marketed.
This is often the case for unit cost. It is often possible to reduce the unit cost of the product after its introduction by taking away the design margins.