Leading Testing Activities
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Leading Testing Activities

[ A Guidebook for New Leaders of Testing ]

About the Book

This book is your guide to leading testing activities, especially for those without experience in the testing world. It’s also an up-to-date guide for testing professionals moving into leading testing activities. It’s here to answer the question: If you moved into test leadership roles, what do you wish you could go back and tell yourself before you started?

In large organizations, leadership roles often involve the line management responsibilities of hiring, firing, and running a team. Yet another leadership form exists, where a person leads an activity without hierarchical obligations. The leader of a testing activity can be an individual contributor—a team member who focuses on leading the testing activities.

About the Author

Jesper Ottosen
Jesper Ottosen

Jesper primarily works with programs and projects that change the IT landscape of the organization, either by transitioning complete IT services or by transforming IT solutions to more up-to-date approaches. In addition, he has authored multiple leadership resources to help professionals see how to lead testing activities.

Reader Testimonials

Emna Ayadi
Emna Ayadi

Quality coach

This book is a goldmine of insights on elevating your test leadership. Jesper offers his inspiring lessons through many flavors in the buffet of testing. Read it once, practice, and continuously iterate the way you lead your testing activities.

Meg MacKay
Meg MacKay

Principal QA Engineer

I wish I’d had this book earlier in my career. A treasure trove of useful ideas to help you write your own test leadership story.

Tristan Lombard
Tristan Lombard

Dev & Engineering Community Builder

Jesper shares lessons from his decades in the field and synthesizes research from industry leaders and top scholars for a read you won't want to miss.

Table of Contents

  • Once Upon A Time 5
  • Leading 6
  • The Test Manager 9
  • Projects are About People 11
  • How to Get Started Then 15
  • Guidance on Testing Training 18
  • Where Does Test Leadership Fit In? 20
  • Testing 22
  • The Purpose of Testing 23
  • What Kind of System? 25
  • Examples of IT Projects 27
  • A Catalog of Testing Themes 31
  • Tools for Leading Testing 33
  • Activities 36
  • Alignment and Strategy 36
  • Planning and Preparing 39
  • Tracking the Test Progress 40
  • Deliverables 43
  • Leading + Testing + Activities 45
  • Map your Test Leadership Quest 46

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