Risk Based Testing

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Course Overview

Participants will learn how to understand and identify risks and the concept of converting risks into tests. There will be a running case study and exercises to apply the concepts learned. Risk Based Testing course introduces risk management for testers and how risks can be used as the major driving force within testing. Risk Based Testing shows how risks can be used to define test objectives. How those same risks can define scale and type of testing to be performed. As the tests progress the course will show how the current risk status can be reported at all stages of the test process , which can then used to inform the decision making process as the risk of releasing as the project end date approaches. Risk Based Testing also shows how discussions surrounding the balance between Project Risk (completing testing on time) and Product Risk (defects in the live system) can be enlightened by Risk Based Testing. Risk Based Testing focuses on identifying, prioritising risks and developing the right test strategy to help testers provide the input that management needs to make informed product release decisions.

Course Content

Idea of Risk and Risk Management

  • Definitions and the Idea of Risk   
  • Sources of Risks   
  • Project Level Risks   
  • Component Level Risks
  • How do you manage Risks?   

Product Risks

  • Identifying Product Quality Factors   
  • Defining Requirements Quality   
  • Size based Risks   
  • Complexity based Risks
  • Interfaces based Risks   
  • Common failure modes based on common risks   
  • Making Reviews Process Effective   
  • Developing Risk Checklists   

Risk Identification Techniques

  • Expert interviews
  • Independent consultant or domain expert assessment
  • Past experience (lessons learned)
  • Checklists of common risks (risk catalogues, checklists and templates)
  • Risk workshops
  • Brainstorming
  • Risk Analysis
  • Techniques for Assessing impact and likelihood
  • Qualitative versus quantitative assessment

Develop the risk-based testing strategy

  • Defining objective acceptance criteria
  • Defining test static testing
  • Using risk to define test objectives and attributes for each test stage
  • Estimation/Planning tradeoffs

Risk-based test design and execution

  • Testing as a sampling activity   
  • Use of techniques to address risk   
  • Traceability between tests and risks   
  • Prioritisation of test scheduling

Risk Management

  • Risk identification
  • Risk classification
  • Risk Prioritization
  • Probability of occurrence of the risk
  • Monitoring and controlling risks
  • Risk based test planning
  • Converting Risks into Tests
  • Risk Documentation
    • The Risk Register
    • Defect Reporting and Prioritisation based on Risks
    • Stakeholder involvement

How do you Manage Risks

  • Project Management   
  • Quality Management   
  • Change Management   
  • Requirements Analysis

Documenting Risks

  • The Risk Register   
  • Converting Risks into Tests   
  • Defect Reporting and Prioritisation based on Risks   
  • Stakeholder involvement

Customer Reviews

Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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