Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The Three Facets of Test Management

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Let’s face it. Some folks would rather have teeth pulled than be a test manager. A test manager needs to be a manager of people, a communicator, a strategist, a diplomat, a planner, a consultant, a scheduler, an advocate—and a crystal ball gazer. So how can we cover all of these requirements and be effective at each one? Geoff Horne believes the key is to recognize the three main facets of test management: determining the test architecture, and establishing and managing the governance processes around it; strategizing and planning testing to ensure it remains on schedule, and reporting on progress; and managing the day-to-day activity of the test team and its requirements. Geoff explains what each of these is, how to separate and recognize the requirements for each, and how to become as adept as you can at managing each facet. Learn where your current skill set and experience fit in, and explore where you can focus your efforts to enhance your skills and be better prepared for future programs and projects.

NZ Tester & OZ Tester magazines

Geoff Horne has an extensive background in test program and project directorship, and management, architecture, and general consulting. In New Zealand Geoff established and ran ISQA as a testing consultancy, which grew to enjoy an international clientele covering not only NZ but also Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Since 2007, he has undertaken senior test management roles across a number of diverse industry sectors in NZ and Australia, and launched the NZTester magazine, operating as both editor and publisher.