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In the fast-paced world of software development, effective test coordination and management are critical to success. As more organizations adopt agile methodologies, it is increasingly important to implement best practices in leading test teams and test strategies that align with your development teams and their way of working.
‘Effective Test Leadership’ is a training course that aims to equip quality (test) leaders with the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and manage testing efforts in any development environment; whether it be Agile, traditional or in transition to Agile. The course covers topics such as test approach, strategy, planning, risk-based testing, team collaboration and organisation, test automation, metrics and reporting. Participants will learn how to lead testing teams, adapt their testing strategies and practices to fit within the development framework, manage stakeholder expectations, and ensure high-quality software delivery through effective testing practices.
To help organizations achieve success in testing, we use our own ‘QA maturity model’ as a framework to guide participants through all important topics and best practices, with a strong emphasis on the concept of ‘shift-left’ testing. By implementing a flavor of the shift-left QA approach tailored to test projects and development environments, organizations can identify and address issues early in the development process, leading to more efficient and cost-effective testing processes.
QA leads who can effectively coordinate and manage testing projects and teams are critical to success in software development, regardless of the methodology used. This training provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement best practices in leading test teams and test strategies effectively, and unlocks their full potential!
Do you want to read more about this? Here is a blog about effective quality assurance: the power of test coordination and management with a shift-left approach.
- Test / QA leadership for various development methodologies (agile, more traditional, …)
- Shift-left testing best practices for these various development environments
- Brightest ‘QA Maturity Model‘ is used as a framework to guide us through each relevant topic to be governed and organized by QA leads
- Practical exercises are used to gain hands-on experience
Who might want to attend this course?
- Participants who are – or will be in the near future – responsible for leading and managing testing efforts.
Such as, Quality / QA / Test managers, leads, coaches, coordinators, and other professionals responsible for ensuring high-quality software delivery through effective testing practices.
- Senior knowledge and experience in software testing and its concepts.
- Basic understanding of test management, release- and project management is a plus.
- Familiarity with agile development methodologies is a plus.
- Understanding how various development methodologies impact testing:
– Key principles of Agile and how they affect the testing process and test leadership.
– Best practices of Shift-Left testing for these various development environments.
– Participants will learn how to adapt their testing practices to fit within any development methodology.
- Effective test planning and coordination of testing efforts:
Guidance on how to plan and execute testing activities.
– creating a test plan / strategy / approach that can be easily be adapted to changes in the project or organization;
– aligning business goals (scope, budget, objectives, …) and project timelines to prioritize testing activities;
– choosing the most effective testing types for each stage of the development process;
– identifying opportunities for test automation and when to implement it (ROI), to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of testing;
– implementing continuous testing and improvement.
- Team collaboration and leadership:
Importance of effective collaboration and communication (when/what) with (agile) teams and various stakeholders.
Learning how to lead an (agile) testing team and foster an environment of collaboration, trust, and respect.
- Metrics and reporting:
Measure and report on the effectiveness of testing.
Learning how to identify key metrics, track progress, and report on testing results to various stakeholders.