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Essentials of Leadership in Testing

Duration: Virtual 2 days Date: August 14-15th Location: ___ Categories: , Tag: N/A


Product Description

Test/Lead offers solutions and techniques available to Test Leads and QA Managers in the challenges they face in managing Quality Assurance and Testing within their organizations.


  • Review the Software Development Testing Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Distinguish between leadership and management
  • Understand and conduct risk analysis
  • Organize the test environment
  • Learn the documentation structure of the test effort
  • Measure the test effort
  • Organize the project team: roles and responsibilities of members, staff selection and training
  • Realize the methods and activities that will contribute to continuous learning


Individuals with responsibilities such as:

  • Test/Quality Leads
  • Test/Quality Managers
  • Quality Executives


Process Overview

  • Review SDLC and role of testing within
  • Scope of work of Test Lead, QA Manager

Leadership and Management Concepts

  • Leadership vs. management in SDLC
  • Influential management styles
  • Building effective relationships
  • Maintaining effective communications
  • Justifying resources (ROI)
  • Maintaining high performance teams

Risk Analysis

  • Estimating contributing risk factors in testing
  • Scope of risk: project-wide & component basis

Test Environment

  • Definition and organization
  • Technical requirements
  • Configuration management
  • Change management
  • Test tools
  • Technical problem management

Testing Strategy and Documentation Structure

  • Documentation structure of the test effort
  • Addresses document points to be met
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Communication
  • Management

Metrics and Measurement

  • What and why are we measuring?
  • Relation to testing, development and management

Test Team Organization

  • Roles and responsibilities of team members
  • Staff selection & training
  • Team organization as it relates to test strategy, risk assessment and leadership concepts

Continuous Learning: Building on Your Successes

  • Methods and activities that contribute to continuous learning
  • Building influence as leader and improvement of test process
  • Lessons learned from evaluation of project plan, test report, staff performance and customer surveys
  • Guidelines for professional and process improvement reviewed


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