SIGiST Winter Conference

'Take a risk!' Plenary workshop presented by Erik van Veenendaal entitled “Practical Risk-Based Testing”

Friday 1 December 2017

12.30pm - 5.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

BCS Members: £20.00
Non-Members: £40.00
Full-time Students: Free (Please bring proof of entitlement on the day)


Although most projects implicitly use some kind of risk-based approach for prioritizing testing activities, critical testing decisions should be based on a thorough product risk assessment process with key business drivers as the foundation.

Erik van Veenendaal presents PRISMA - PRoduct RISk Management - a practical method for performing systematic product risk assessments. Erik describes how to carry out risk identification and analysis, and explains how to use the outcome to select the best test approaches.

Learn how to use PRISMA in both traditional and agile projects, including creating an agile sprint test plan. Erik shares his practical experiences, the problems he’s overcome, and results he’s observed employing product risk assessments.

Learn how to optimize your test effort by including product risk assessments in your testing practices. Develop a rigorous approach to inform project stakeholders about important testing decisions and provide clear visibility on product risk status.

About the Speaker

Erik ( is a leading international consultant and trainer, and a recognized expert in the area of software testing and requirement engineering. He is the author of a number of books, e.g., on risk-based testing, and papers within the profession, one of the core developers of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi test improvement model, and currently the CEO of the TMMi Foundation.

Erik is a frequent keynote and tutorial speaker at international testing and quality conferences. For his major contribution to the field of testing, Erik received the European Testing Excellence Award (2007) and the ISTQB International Testing Excellence Award (2015). You can follow Erik on twitter via @ErikvVeenendaal