STAREAST Virtual+ 2020 - Leadership Summit Session | TechWell

STAREAST Virtual+ 2020 - Leadership Summit Sessions

Thursday, May 14


Staying on TRACC as a Leader

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

What kind of Leader are you? Do you have the Trust of those you lead? Do you coach people to achieving Results? Do you empower and give your Employees Accountability? Do you help manage and partner with your Team(s) through Conflict and do you have their Commitment? Allyson Stuart believes that great Leaders do not command and control, rather guide and coach – a philosophy she has been incorporating for over 30 years. However, the path to being able to answer yes to these questions was not always straight-forward.

Join Allyson as she facilitates this interactive discussion on the...

EPAM Systems

Transforming a Testing Organization: An Exercise in Facilitation, Education and Courage

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

We are in a transformative wave, where companies across all industries are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product teams. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, IT organizations have been staffed with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills to stay relevant and add greater value to the business.

Join Adam Auerbach as he describes his...

Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Part I—Problem Definitions

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?”, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing test management issues. Discussions will review identified issues, barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration.

Friday, May 15

Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Part II—Leadership Solutions

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.

Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Part III—Presentation of Results & Wrap-Up

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.