Software testing standards—who cares, anyway? You should! The new ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 software testing standard, driven by representatives from twenty countries and under development for the past five years, will be released soon. As a professional tester, you need to know about this standard and how it may apply to your environment. Jon Hagar describes the standard, how it was developed, and what types of projects will be impacted by it. This new standard offers risk-based approach to software testing that can be applied to both traditional and agile projects. It is comprehensive—addressing software test basic concepts, definitions, generic test processes, documentation, and techniques—and will replace numerous IEEE and national standards. Many countries, government agencies, and private companies worldwide will start using ISO 29119 in the coming years to benchmark and improve their test practices. Join with Jon to dive in to ISO 29119 and see what it is all about.