San Diego, California August 14-19, 2016

Risk-Based Testing: Analysis and Strategy Development

Key Concepts:

Testing is used in software development to reduce risks associated with a system. By testing, we hope to identify many of the problems before they get to the customer, thereby reducing the system’s risk. Unfortunately, even through testing alone can’t find all of the bugs, the rapid pace of application development today, challenges even the act of just completing testing. 

The Gartner Group has estimated that “Companies spend upwards of 30% of their annual IS budgets and 60% of their annual software development budget on software testing.” If testing can become more efficient by designing the minimum number of required tests with 100% functional coverage, then development ROI will substantially increase. Can risk based test management provide a solution to this problem?

Since it isn’t cost effective to test exhaustively, testing must be selectively planned.  The basis for that selection can be risks, testing more thoroughly those areas that are projected to be riskier or to cause greater harm.  This one day seminar focuses on identifying, prioritizing risks and developing the right test strategy designed to help testers provide the selectivity that is needed to meet today’s testing challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Product risk identification and analysis techniques designed to support the selection process for testing emphasis
  • How to use common bug catalogs and typical errors to identify potential failures in products
  • Risk test strategy development to ensure a strategy that addresses the testing priorities and risks
  • Tracking and reporting defects based on the risk test strategy


  • Module 1: Risk Management & Testing
    • Product Risks
  • Module 2: Risk Testing Process: Identification
    • Approaches/ Techniques
    • Identify product risks
      • Common software errors
      • Common security errors
      • Common web errors
  • Module 3: Risk Testing Process: Analysis
    • Product Risk Analysis
    • Product Prioritization
  • Module 4: Risk Testing Process: Response Planning
    • Risk Strategy Approach
    • Requirements based
    • Test Prioritization
    • Identifying Testing Types
  • Module 5: Risk Testing Process: Test Strategy Documentation
    • Scope & Coverage
    • Documenting strategy
  • Module 6: Risk Testing Process: Risk Based Reporting

About The Speaker:

Clyneice holds certifications from American Society for Quality as a Certified Quality Manager, Quality Assurance Institute's Certified Quality Analyst, and Project Management Institute's Professional Project Manager.

Focusing on process improvement and procedure development in the software testing and quality assurance areas, Clyneice has successfully lead process improvement, methodology development, and reengineering projects for organizations wishing to improve their software development, testing processes, and tool implementation. She serves as an examiner for Virginia 's State Quality Award.

Clyneice is currently an instructor for the International Institute for Software Testing and has presented technical papers at the Software Engineering Institute: SEPG Conference, American Society for Quality: Quality Manager's conference, Quality Assurance Institute International Testing conference and STAR East Testing and the Quality Assurance Institute conference

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