A number of papers by Felix Redmill are available under the following headings:
Theory and Practice of Risk-based Testing.
Published in Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 2005.
Synopsis: This paper explains three methods of risk-based testing.
Risk-based Test Planning During System Development.
Invited paper at KKIO 2004, Gdansk, Poland, 5-8 October 2004.
Synopsis: This paper advocates taking a risk-based and test-based approach throughout the development life cycle.
Strategic Perspectives on Engineering Education.
Published in Engineering Education 2002, IEE, 3-4 January 2002.
Synopsis: This paper proposes that the engineering syllabus should be planned strategically such that what is taught in each year depends on what we want students to be at the end of it.
Analysis of the COTS Debate.
Safety Science, Vol. 42, 2004, 355-367.
Synopsis: This paper explains why there is a desire to use commercial off-the-shelf systems and components, and it examines the various aspects of the arguments for and against them - from a safety point of view.
Grasping at the Shadow of Safety and Missing the Substance.
Invited paper at Sixth International Symposium on Programmable Electronic Systems in Safety Related Applications, Cologne, 4-5 May 2004.
Synopsis: This paper provides a number of examples of how short-cuts can lead to the illusion rather than the reality of achieving safety.
Installing IEC 61508 and Supporting its Users - Nine Necessities.
Invited paper at the Fifth Australian Workshop on Safety Critical Systems and Software, Melbourne, Australia, 24 November 2000.
Synopsis: This paper, based on experience of observing the attempted use of the standard, shows why many such attempts have not been successful and offers a number of requirements for success.
How Much Risk Reduction is Enough?
Journal of System Safety, 36, 1, First Quarter 2000.
Also included (in Japanese) on website of JICOSH, the Japanese International Centre for Occupational Safety and Health, http://www.jicosh.gr.jp/, July 2000.
Synopsis: A short article on subjective decisions that contribute to the assessment of risk tolerability.
Some Dimensions of Risk Not Often Considered by Engineers.
Journal of System Safety, Vol. 38, No. 4, Fourth Quarter 2002.
Also published in the Computing & Control Engineering Journal (IEE), Vol. 13, No. 6, December 2002.
Synopsis: A short article aimed at showing that the subject of risk involves more than the techniques of risk analysis.
Risk Analysis - A Subjective Process.
Engineering Management Journal (IEE), Vol. 12, No. 2, April 2002.
Synopsis: The first of three short articles to expose engineers to the subjectivity that is necessarily involved in employing a risk-based approach.
Exploring Subjectivity in Hazard Analysis.
Engineering Management Journal (IEE), Vol. 12, No. 3, June 2002.
Synopsis: The second of three short articles to expose engineers to the subjectivity that is necessarily involved in employing a risk-based approach.
The Significance to Risk Analysis of Risks Posed by Humans.
Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, August 2002.
Journal of System Safety, September-October 2005.
Synopsis: The third of three short articles to expose engineers to the subjectivity that is necessarily involved in employing a risk-based approach.
Thoughts on Risk Communication.
Published as “Risk Communication” in:
The eJournal of System Safety, Volume 42, No. 3, May - June 2006
Synopsis: Those who conduct risk analysis are seldom the persons who must make decisions based on its results. Risk information, therefore, must be communicated, but there are many ways in which miscommunication can occur.
Thoughts on Safety Responsibilities of Management.
Invited paper at the 12th Australian Conference on Safety Critical Systems and Software, Adelaide, Australia, 30-31 August 2007.
Synopsis: Safety depends on senior management as well as on those on the ‘front line’. Yet, senior management is too often unaware both of safety principles and of their own responsibilities.