Agile Test Team Leadership: From Concept to Product
Today, many agile organizations are making a terrible error. They are assuming there is no place for test management and leadership in agile, self-directed team contexts. Mary Thorn and Bob Galen beg to differ with this view and believe a strong need exists for testing leadership in agile organizations—just different from the way we’ve typically approached it. Join Mary and Bob as they explore what excellent test team leadership looks like in agile contexts. Explore the aspects of self-directed teams and the implications to your previous leadership styles. Look under the covers of Scrum and see where you should be engaging and, as importantly, where you should be giving the team space. Mary and Bob cover agile tools, planning, iterative execution, metrics, and reporting so you have a solid sense for day-to-day agile operational excellence. They share a well-rounded set of critical leadership patterns to help guide your personal transition to an agile mindset. And finally, they describe the Three Pillars framework as a baseline for assessing and continuously improving product quality.