Modern Testing Teams and Strategies

The pipeline is moving faster, the business is growing and you are hearing even more demands for higher product quality and efficacy. And you’re being asked to present your ideas for meeting this challenge to your fellow directors: can we test more? can we test sooner? can we change the scope of testing? can we automate everything? can you do it without adding more people to your team. And you’re expected to know what to do right outta the gate.

We’ll check if the tools are right, the process is right, the reporting channels and communication is right, and the stakeholders are on-board and the team’s training and skills are right. Whoa – that’s a heckuvalot of stuff to get right, right!?!

If you’re like me, it feels like the same old approaches will just fall short. In this session we’ll talk about a comprehensive approach to developing a test strategy and the right team structure to match.

We’ll review an approach that I use for designing a testing team strategy. We’ll cover alignment to stakeholders, dependencies and objectives. We’ll cover tooling and skills. We’ll cover career paths and personalities.

Session Takeaways:

  • How to organize Testing Teams in different ways
  • Understanding modern Testing Processes and Practices
  • Adjusting tools and techniques to different testing contexts
  • Aligning testing efforts with Development, Operations, Business, Product Marketing

Leadership Strategy
Location: Cypress A Date: April 4, 2019 Time: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Mark Tomlinson - STPCon Fall 2014 Mark Tomlinson