STAREAST 2020 Leadership Summit Session: Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up


Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:15am to 4:30pm

Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up

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  • Part I: Problem Definitions (11:15am-12:15pm)
    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?” posed at Thursday’s evening reception, 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.
  • Part II: Leadership Solutions (1:00pm-2:00pm)
    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.
  • Part III: Presentation of Results (2:00pm-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.
  • Wrap-Up and Ongoing Information Discussion with Speakers and Delegates (3:30pm-4:30pm)
Jeff Payne

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a consulting company that helps organizations accelerate delivery using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in agile and DevOps engineering while being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting. Mr. Payne has published over 30 papers on software development and testing as well as testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber-terrorism, and software quality.