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Risk Based Testing: Communicating Why You Can’t Test EVERYTHING

July 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

SUMMARY: Risk Based Testing: Communicating Why You Can’t Test EVERYTHING

Do you feel like your team is under the gun to test everything when a new feature is rolled out? Do you worry that your team mates don’t understand why you choose to test the items you do? Do you feel like you can’t communicate those risks to them in a way they understand? Are there moments in your life where you deeply question if you can successfully complete the testing requirements of a sprint? Do you just really like cats? If you answered yes to any of those items–this is the talk for you. We will define and discuss risk as a tangible metric, working to break it down into components that you can use to talk to developers, product owners, business people, and any other stakeholders. Having a common language of what risk is and what it’s made of allows us to decide what we should test and when we should test it–and then communicate that to our stakeholders. We will also talk about building a risk matrix and why we should even bother. Included will be a heavy dose of jokes, storytelling, anecdotes, and pictures of my cat Dante.

BIO: Jenny came up through support and devops, cutting her teeth on that interesting role that acts as the ‘translator’ between customer requests from support and the development team. She’s done testing, support, or human interfacing for most of her career. She finds herself happiest when she’s making an impact on other people–whether it’s helping find issues in applications, leading scrum, speaking at events, or just grabbing coffee and chatting. Our host sponsor….Developer Zone!


150 Preston Executive, Suite 200, Cary, NC 27513

in Conference Room to the right of the elevator (or across from the stairs)

Time Frame:

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


6:00 – 6:30 PM — Meet, Talk, Pizza

6:30 – 6:45 — JUG Business and Announcements

6:45 – 8:00 — Presentation

8:00 – 8:15 — Discussion with Presenter

8:15 – Raffle

8:30 – Doors close

Admission is Free with a suggested contribution of $1.00 per person to cover expenses (mostly meetup fees).


July 16, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm