The Influential Test Manager
So what does make an influential Test Manager? The Oxford Dictionary defines influential as either exerting influence, or has great influence. What value does an influential Test Manager have? Does influence guarantee a successful project?
With your help, during this session we will define what we believe is success in a test project and explore three possible solutions to the question 'What influencing skills does a Test Manager need to engineer the success of a project?'. Are we talking about political skills, technical skills, people skills or a mixture of them all?
Facilitated by Geoff Thompson, Experimentus
The Psychology of Testers
What motivates someone to spend their working life checking what someone else has done?
Why, when we 'know' systems are not ready for live release, do we still get 'ignored'?
What's in it for us?
This session is intended to ask what really motivates testers. Maybe if we can understand what our pay-off is in doing the job, we can communicate that better. If we can communicate better, then surely, we can all do our jobs better, create better systems, and end the week happier.
Facilitated by Roy Dalgleish, British Airways