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Test Leadership
Overview

This two day course provides a methodology and materials for a Test Lead or Manager to effectively lead a group to successful completion of a Test Project. Participants will be able to take back a completed test plan for their next project. A discussion on the second day will allow participants to ask specific questions and have them answered by the group.

Objectives

After the completion of the course, participants would be able to:

  • How to write a Test Strategy.
  • How to write a Test Plan.
  • How to calculate and Test for Risk.
  • What Metrics to gather and how to analyse the figures.
  • Concepts of Management and Leadership.
  • Concepts of Assessment.
  • Progress Monitoring of the project.
  • Building on success.
Audience

Current or Potential Test Leads.
Current or Potential Test Managers.
Development Managers interacting with Test Leads or Test Managers.


Course duration

2 Days

Course outline

Section A - Introduction
  • Logistics and introductions of instructor and participants.
  • Course expectations from participants.
Section B - Test Strategy (Organisation wide)
  • Outline and purpose of a Test Strategy.
  • Detailed contents of a Test Strategy.
  • Exercise on Building a Test Strategy for each participantís organisation.
Section C - Test Plan (Project based)
  • Outline and purpose of a Test Plan.
  • Detailed contents of a Test Plan.
  • Exercise on Building a Test Plan for each participantís current project.
Section D - Risk
  • Definitions related to Risk.
  • Calculations of Risk.
  • Types of Risk including Business Risk, Development Risk, Testing Risk, and Premature Release
  • Risk.
  • Addressing Testing for Risk in the Test Strategy.
  • Addressing Testing for Risk in the Test Plan.
  • Testing for Risk.
  • Exercise on identifying and testing for risk.
Section E - Metrics
  • Definitions of Metrics.
  • How to gather Metrics.
  • How to interpret Metrics.
  • How to use the gathered information to improve the process.
  • Exercise on gathering, analysing, and using Metrics from each participantís organisation.
Section F - Concepts of Leadership and Management
  • Definitions of Leadership
  • Definitions of Management
  • What a Test Lead/Manager needs to do to be a good Leader or Manager.
Section G - Assessment of Testing Resources
  • What constitutes a good Test Team.
  • How to assess an existing Test Team.
  • Personnel Improvement.
  • Discussion on existing problems in participantís test teams.
Section H - Progress Monitoring
  • Methods of Progress Monitoring.
  • Using the information already discussed in the course to make informed decisions about
  • progress.
Section I - Test Lead/Manager Round Table
  • Round table discussion of current problems.
  • Participants are encouraged to come prepared with current challenges that would benefit from
  • group discussion. An open forum for articulating and discussing these issues will be moderated
  • by the instructor.
Section J - Building on success
  • Quality Processes.
  • Process Improvement.
  • What is next?
Section K - Review and Wrap Up
  • Improve the process - general comments.
  • Review and wrap up.

 
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