Face it, the scope and complexities of software testing are increasing significantly as new technologies emerge, applications become more advanced, and users become more astute! The quantity of test conditions and test cases can make the process of testing overwhelming, especially when factoring in aggressive deadlines and a lack of resources. Utilizing a strategic risk-based analysis approach will assist you in prioritizing your overall testing effort. If you can’t validate every scenario, every time then at least ensure you test the functionality most critical to your organization. Regardless of your organizations SDLC, risk analysis is an essential element to successfully address the demands of quality in today’s IT landscape. This interactive session will present information to enable your organization to implement approaches and proven strategies to more successfully apply risk analysis to your test plan. You will leave the session with a variety of proven calculations for risk analysis scoring along with a list of scoring criteria for impact. Perhaps most importantly for many, an Agile process to address risk analysis.