Reinventing Test Leadership
In the age of agile and DevOps, many organizations are eliminating the role of test manager. Fiona Charles, a people- and project-focused leadership consultant, reviews what this means for testing and test leadership. Fiona shares her experience working with skilled test leads in adapting and inventing test methodologies and selecting techniques to fit evolving organizational frameworks, new technologies, and increasingly streamlined software delivery methods. Fiona has helped develop test coaches and mentors who inspire testers to grow their skills, and with her guidance, many agile test leads have learned to advocate high-quality, cost-effective testing commensurate with the software risks. Fiona explores what it means to be a test leader in 2018, as well as why our industry needs test leaders—even if it doesn’t think it wants them. Learn how to become an influential and inspirational leader, employing your skills and ideas to bring real value to organizations and software projects, and drive excellent testing throughout the software lifecycle.