Risk management is a key component of doing business in any industry.  But what about testing managers?  What risks are associated with managing the test portion of a software development project, and how can they be minimized? What happens to testing projects when the manager doesn’t address potential risks?  Testing managers are faced with meeting tighter deadlines while still delivering products that meet customer requirements.  It is the greatest challenge testers face today. Formulating answers to age-old questions like “What should we test?” and “How long do we test?” requires different strategies in fast-paced environments.  Risk based test management is about identifying which testing activities are important for a particular release and how much of the potential activities should be done.  It’s about managing the testing tasks in a schedule that optimizes the available resources and addresses the risks of not meeting the desired testing schedule.  Join Clyneice to learn a risk management approach tailored for testing managers and leads, providing the necessary techniques and tools for managing testing risk.

  • Understand standard definition and approaches for risk
  • Discover how to use testing-specific checklists designed to assess risks relative to testing projects
  • Explore methods for using the output of a test project risk assessment  to create an approach for test project management
  • Learn measurement and reporting techniques to provide relevant test project status


Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared

Clyneice Chaney brings over 20 years of testing, quality assurance and process improvement experience. 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. She has participated as an examiner for state quality awards for Georgia and Virginia. 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. Clyneice 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, International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Software Test and Performance Testing Conferences.