Bob Crews

Bob Crews

CEO, Checkpoint Technology


Bob Crews, CEO and Co-founder of Checkpoint Technologies, Inc., is a consultant, trainer, and professional speaker with over 31 years of IT experience in full life-cycle development and software testing. Bob and his organization provide services and solutions focused on QA with a concentration in functional, performance, and application security testing. He has assisted organizations such as is Harvard University, Raymond James, the FBI, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Department of Veterans Affairs in developing teams, processes, and solutions to improve the quality of their applications and systems. Bob has consulted for over 290 organizations and spoken at conferences world-wide on Quality Assurance and IT topics such as: developing effective software testing strategies; building and sustaining amazing engineering teams and processes; ensuring an ROI with test automation; testing IoT and AI applications; and improving your entire test process with an Agile risk analysis approach. He is exceptionally passionate about the future of IT and software testing and believes “The best is yet ahead!”

Rapid Risk Analysis in an Agile & DevOps World

The scope and complexities of software testing are increasing significantly as new technologies emerge, applications become more advanced, regulation and laws increase in complexity, and users become more astute! The quantity of test conditions can make the process of testing overwhelming, especially in an Agile and DevOps world when factoring in aggressive target dates, a lack of resources, and the never-ending effort to deliver high-quality software.

Utilizing an Agile, strategic risk-based analysis approach will assist you in prioritizing your overall testing effort based on the impact of the functionality should it fail and the likelihood such a failure will occur. If you can’t validate every scenario, every time then at least ensure you test the features and functionality most critical to your organization. Risk analysis is an essential element to successfully address the demands of quality in today’s IT landscape and the customer expecting such quality. It enables you to improve resource allocation, better prioritize efforts, and make wiser business decisions.

We will cover essential terminology pertaining to risk and risk analysis, factors heavily impacting risk, and an in-depth risk analysis approach. Additionally, this session will present timely, relevant information to enable your organization to implement approaches and proven strategies to successfully apply an Agile “Rapid Risk Analysis” process to better manage your delivery pipeline, testing efforts, and automation strategy.


  • How performing Risk Analysis on testing assets will dramatically improve quality
  • Important, key risk terminology and definitions
  • The most common factors influencing impact and probability
  • An overview of an in-depth, complex risk scoring process
  • A rapid, reliable Agile approach to risk scoring