STARCANADA 2017 Tutorial: Agile Test Team Leadership: From Concept to Product

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Agile Test Team Leadership: From Concept to Product

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Today, many agile organizations are making a terrible error. They are assuming there is no place for test management and leadership in agile, self-directed team contexts. We beg to differ with this view and believe a strong need exists for testing leadership in agile organizations—just not the way we’ve typically approached it. Join Bob Galen as he explores what excellent test team leadership looks like in agile contexts. Explore the aspects of self-directed teams and the implications to your previous leadership styles. Look under the covers of Scrum and see where you should be engaging—and as importantly, where you should give the team space. Bob covers agile tools, planning, iterative execution, metrics, and reporting so you have a solid sense for day-to-day agile operational excellence. He shares a well-rounded set of critical leadership patterns to help guide your personal transition to an agile mindset. And finally, he describes the 3-Pillars framework as a baseline for assessing and continuously improving your quality.
Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

An agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach, Bob Galen helps guide leaders and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift toward Scrum and other agile methods. Bob is often called “a Coach of Coaches” because of his deep and broad experience in the agile arena. He is director, agile practices at Zenergy Technologies; president of RGCG, LLC; and a frequent speaker at international conferences and professional groups on topics of agile software development. Bob authored Three Pillars of Agile Quality and Testing, Scrum Product Ownership, and Agile Reflections. A prolific writer, blogger, and podcaster, Bob can be reached at bob@rgalen.com or at LinkedIn.