I had the absolute pleasure to be invited to keynote at SeleniumConf 2020 in Bangalore. I had decided in February to talk about test leadership and how to lead through uncertainty. And that was before COVID-19 came on the scene! It’s the first time I’ve spoken ‘live’ online at a conference and it doesn’t come […]
I struggle to complete blog posts. Lena Wiberg suggested we do pair-blogging on a same topic. It’s a great idea. Here’s my version. Lena’s angle is more personal and I love it. You can read it here. Thanks Lena for the suggestion. This topic has been on my mind for a while! TL;DR If you […]
The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. These teams were often of significant size, to reduce the time required to perform test execution. A test manager was often both line manager and the […]
Test Leadership is so important is because it’s needed to help testing be responsive to change. The complexity and level of uncertainty within which we now test means we can’t hold rigidly to doctrine or external process.
It’s not only engineers that need to deal with S/N (Signal to Noise Ratio). Test Managers have to deal with lots of noise, in managing projects, dealing with stakeholders, identifying potential future risk, maintaining test environments, hiring testers, and meetings,meetings & meetings. Traditionally that’s what the role has involved. We deal with the noise, so […]