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Erik van Veenendaal

Improve Quality IT Services BV

A leading international consultant, trainer, and recognized expert in software testing, Erik van Veenendaal ( is the founder of Improve Quality Services BV, a company that specializes in testing, requirements engineering, and quality management. Erik is the author of a number of books and papers, a core developer of the TMap testing methodology and the TMMi improvement model, a participant in the International Requirements Engineering Board working parties, currently on the TMMi Foundation board, and a frequent speaker at international testing conferences. For his major contribution to the field of testing, Erik received the 2007 European Testing Excellence Award.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 1:45pm
Agile Testing
Risk-Based Testing for Agile Projects

Many projects implicitly use some kind of risk-based approach for prioritizing testing activities. However, critical testing decisions should be based on a product risk assessment process using key business drivers as its foundation. For agile projects, this assessment should be both thorough and lightweight. PRISMA (PRoduct RISk MAnagement) is a highly practical method for performing systematic product risk assessments. Learn how to employ PRISMA techniques in agile projects using risk-poker. Carry out risk identification and analysis, see how to use the outcome to select the best test approach, and learn how to transform the result into an agile one page sprint test plan. Practical experiences are shared and results achieved employing product risk assessments. Learn how to optimize your test effort by including product risk assessment in your agile testing practices.