Thinking About Test Management…

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A Test Manager has the opportunity to turn each project they work on into a magical quality result. It’s not easy and in most cases it isn’t something that comes naturally. The skill of test management is not in creating gant charts and producing regular reports its in how you work with your team and within the project team as a whole.

The success of a test manager if mostly down to the magic they create with the softer skills needed to negotiate, motivate and influence the test team and all stakeholders.

This track will look at how you recognize skills in your team and what roles they play, as well as looking at how the use of negotiation, motivation and influencing skills form a significant part of a test projects success.

We will review the role of a test manager in projects today where they could be working across many different development approaches, as well as look at how understanding your team’s capabilities is key to success. In the world of Agile and DevOps it has never been more important to ensure your team work well together, possibly across continents, and are motivated to create the magical end game.

This track is for aspiring as well as existing test managers and will involve a lot of practical examples and even some audience participation.

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  • Geoff_Thompson

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    Geoff Thompson - Director of Testing Services (UK) , Planit Testing, UK

    Geoff is the UK Director of Testing Services for Planit Testing, part of the global Planit Testing group. He has a real passion for software testing, test management and process improvement.

    He is a founder member of the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB), the TMMi Foundation, and the UK Testing Board and is currently the Secretary of the ISTQB and Chairman of the UK Testing Board.

    He co-authored the BCS book Software Testing – An ISEB/ISTQB foundation and is a recognized international speaker, keynoting in many conferences, and was the chair of EuroSTAR 2011.

    In 2008 Geoff was awarded the European Testing Excellence Award, and in 2015 he was awarded the Software Testing European Lifetime Achievement award.

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