99-Minute Workshops, the brand new addition to Ministry of Testing’s learning platform available only to our Pro Members.

Our short, instructor-led, workshops are the perfect way to explore and experiment with new ideas, keep updated with new tools and approaches to testing. Broadening your understanding of what it means to be a valuable member of a modern software development team.

RiskStorming Online

Learn how to build risk mitigating strategies in an interactive, visual, fun and remote way with Beren Van Daele on the 25th of September 2020 at 7 PM NZST (New Zealand Time).

After this workshop, you will be able to

  • understand and practice moderating an online RiskStorming Session,
  • facilitate prioritising quality aspects as a team,
  • identify risks and define them and
  • explore different practices to prevent, mitigate risks or plan contingency plans.


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What You'll Learn

By the end of this workshop you'll be able to:

  • Understand and practice moderating an online RiskStorming Session.
  • Facilitate prioritising quality aspects as a team.
  • Identify risks and define them.
  • Explore different practices to prevent, mitigate risks or plan contingency plans.

About This Workshop

Quality has increasingly become a team responsibility, but there rarely is a wholesome, actionable plan to achieve it.
Different roles often do their own pieces of quality improvement activities and are done with it.
RiskStorming breaks those patterns. Quality is not a checklist. It’s a journey which begins and ends with the product itself. 
It’s a journey we’re all on together. So let’s figure out where we’re going, what the possible threats might be and who will take on which responsibilities.

By participating in this workshop, you’ll be able to facilitate conversations & discussions on quality aspects, risks and how to deal with them as a team on your own products and features.

Your Instructor

Beren Van Daele

Beren Van Daele


I lead a company: Isle of IT

Together with like-minded people who value communication and transparency above all else, we wish to grow a company that enables people to be themselves. Experts to the outside, a fellowship on the inside.

Each member has the freedom to pursue their own merit, whatever that looks like, while also bearing a responsibility to the continuation and growth of the company. With full transparency, we aim to facilitate communication between members to find a balance that makes sense for themselves.

I am a Consultant:

I am a consultant who shapes software delivery teams to improve on their work and their understanding of quality. Once a Software Tester, sometimes a Product Owner, I travel around, meeting software crafters all across Europe to learn from and teach.

I create things:

– TestSphere, a testing card game that inspires and supports knowledge sharing

– RiskStorming, a workshop that focusses the team on quality and risks

- RiskStormingOnline.com is RiskStorming for the remote world.

I do conferences:

– BREWT is peer workshop for testers. (organiser)

- ITMatters is a conference for Diversity and Inclusion in IT (support)

What are 99 Minute Workshops?

  • Instructor-led
  • Short
  • Targeted
  • Outcomes-based
  • Learn live with others
  • Convenient
  • Included in Pro

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