March 2020 Meeting at SQGNE

Why Are You NOT Performing Risk Analysis to Improve Your Testing?

Speaker: Bob Crews, CEO of SQGNE sponsor Checkpoint Technologies, Inc.

Wednesday March 11, 2020

Face it, the scope and complexities of software testing are increasing significantly as new technologies emerge, applications become more advanced, and users become more astute! The quantity of test conditions and test cases can make the process of testing overwhelming, especially when factoring in aggressive deadlines and a lack of resources. Utilizing a strategic risk-based analysis approach will assist you in prioritizing your overall testing effort.

If you can't validate every scenario, every time then at least ensure you test the functionality most critical to your organization. Regardless of your organizations SDLC risk analysis is an essential element to successfully address the demands of quality in today's IT landscape. This interactive webinar will present information to enable your organization to implement approaches and proven strategies to more successfully apply risk analysis to your test plan.

Audience will learn:

  • How performing Risk Analysis on testing assets will dramatically improve quality
  • Important, key risk terminology and definitions
  • Two proven strategic approaches to Risk Analysis:
    1. A detailed, robust risk scoring approach
    2. A rapid, reliable Agile approach to risk scoring

Session Takeaways:

  • Various, proven calculations for risk analysis scoring
  • A list of scoring criteria for impact
  • An Agile process to address risk analysis

About the Speaker:

Bob Crews, CEO and Co-founder of Checkpoint Technologies, is a consultant and trainer with 30 years of IT experience in full life-cycle development and software testing. Bob and his organization provide services and solutions focused on QA with a concentration in functional, performance and security testing. He has assisted organizations such as Harvard University, Raymond James, the FBI, J.P. Morgan Chase, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in developing teams, processes and solutions to improve the quality of their applications and systems. Bob has consulted for over 290 organizations on QA, effective software testing, building effective teams and process, test automation, and risk analysis. He is exceptionally passionate about the future of IT and software testing and believes “The best is yet ahead!”

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