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ASQ Phoenix -November 9, 2023-Virtual Meeting - "Risk Analysis & Mitigation"

By Barbara Banek posted 10/31/23 09:57 PM


ASQ Phoenix November 9, 2023, Program Meeting – Virtual

6:00pm – 8:00pm Phoenix (UTC: -7)

AGENDA: All times are Phoenix (MST):

6:00 pm – Gather

6:05 pm – Virtual Networking

6:30 pm – Welcome & Announcements

6:45 pm – Guest Speaker Presentation

7:45 pm – Q&A

7:55 pm – Wrap-up

8:00 pm – Adjourn

SPEAKER: Linda Westfall, President, Trainer and Consultant, The Westfall Team

TOPIC: “Risk Analysis & Mitigation

BIO: Linda Westfall is the President of The Westfall Team and one of their lead consultants and trainers. Her specialties include Software Quality Engineering, Metrics, Project & Risk Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, Peer Reviews, Testing, and Process Definition & Improvement.

Prior to starting her own business, Linda was the Senior Manager of Quality Metrics and Analysis at DSC Communications.  Linda has more than forty-five years of experience in real time software engineering, quality, project and risk management, agile and metrics.  She has worked as a Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Process Engineer and Manager of Production Software.

Linda and her husband Rob also have an active fireworks hobby.


Risk Analysis: During this webinar, attendees will learn several techniques for analyzing software risks to determine their exposure and priority, including:

  • Defining the context of the risk

  • Determining risk priority and impact

  • Calculating the risk's exposure & timeframe to prioritize risks

  • Using prioritization graphs and matrices to prioritize risks

  • Utilizing Comparison Risk Ranking to prioritize risks

Risk Mitigation: The basics of risk mitigation - how to utilize the 5 risk-handling techniques to explore risk planning alternatives, including:

  • Avoiding risks

  • Obtaining additional information

  • Transferring risks

  • Planning containment actions

  • Planning contingency actions

LOCATION: via Zoom

COST: Free. Open to all.

We will be using Zoom Meeting to broadcast the November 9, 2023, ASQ Phoenix monthly Program meeting. Register in advance for this meeting:

Zoom registration link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing the actual meeting link and information about joining the meeting, as well as the option to save the event details to your calendar. Save the confirmation email with the meeting JOIN button.