STARCANADA 2019 Concurrent Session : Virtual Insanity: Overcoming the Pains of Managing Remote Test Teams

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Virtual Insanity: Overcoming the Pains of Managing Remote Test Teams

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Globally distributed software teams are no longer just a trend—they are industry commonplace. Creating these teams allows companies to lower their costs by tapping into developing markets and to provide support around the clock. While this seems like a great idea at a high level, the complicated nature of managing the test effort for remote teams can be quite daunting. If many test managers barely have enough time to dedicate to their local team, how can they support their remote teams properly? Join Matthew Weinstock as he shares his experience managing global remote test teams. Matt will take you on a journey through four key areas to successfully develop and manage remote teams. We'll explore concepts that are typically forgotten about in the management of remote testing teams (and even local teams). Learn how to best utilize your test tooling and apply test techniques to accelerate your remote and virtual teams toward improved efficiency, accountability, and productivity. Though your team might be half a world away, it doesn't have to feel that way!

Matt Weinstock
Align Technology

Matthew Weinstock is the director of Global SQA at Align Technology. A developer turned tester, Matt has held various roles in his SQA career, from manual tester to automation engineer to leading global quality teams in large public enterprises, and everything in between. Matt has always been passionate about agile and organizational transformations, never forgetting that people are the keystone to every company’s success. Matt is proud to be a mentor and coach, encouraging an agile mindset and building trust throughout his organizations. With this people-centric approach to leadership, he has been able to create opportunities for change within organizations that unleash their true potential. Matt lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling the world, and hiking the great outdoors.