Risk Poker: Risk based testing in agile projects

Jurian van de Laar
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Risk Poker: Risk based testing in agile projects, in: Agile Record, May 2012

One of the most frequently asked questions about testing, both in traditional and Agile projects, is: “How much testing should be done”? In some traditional projects managers may want the team to ‘test everything’. They want to be absolutely sure that the system is completely tested before it is released into the market, to prevent problems – or even claims – in production. However, testing the entire system in every possible way is impossible. No organization is willing to spend sufficient resources for ‘exhaustive testing’ and pressure on budget and release schedule will not allow for the required effort