Risk Based Testing on Steroids

As organizations strive to speed up software development in order to reduce time-to-market, there is significant probability that the software development processes will be compromised to “make the date.” These compromises always seem to have a negative effect on the test team who has the difficult, if not impossible, task of helping ensure a quality release before shipping. Todd will discuss ways test managers can implement risk-based testing and describe fundamental quality and risk management techniques that can be leveraged throughout the development life cycle. Join Todd and learn the essentials of managing risk: identification, analysis, prioritization, response planning, resolution, and monitoring. Additionally, you’ll learn the basics of risk-based testing, what it is, why it’s relevant to testing, how to implement it in your organization, and how to apply it throughout the software development lifecycle.

  • Explore the problems created by high-speed development
  • Learn the essentials of managing risk
  • Understand the basics of risk-based testing


Todd Kuczaj, Accenture

Todd Kuczaj is a Senior Manager within Accenture's Global Testing Practice. He has been with the company for over 11 years, almost exclusively in testing/quality roles. Recently, he was the overall program lead for a new 300-person centralized testing capability at a large US financial services firm. In addition to this role, Todd conducts test assessments and provides strategic insights for various other Accenture clients. He holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Arizona State University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Notre Dame.