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Leading Business Testers

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Companies often forego hiring large professional test teams and opt instead to use individuals from the business to perform testing. As a test lead, leading a team of business testers can be a different and unique challenge. Business Testers aren’t necessarily trained in testing and can struggle with tasks such as test planning, test execution, and test reporting. In this situation, it is imperative to approach test leadership differently.

In this webinar, we will look at how to successfully lead a team of Business Testers. We will discuss five important facts to realize when planning and executing testing in this environment. We will also examine how to set the team and your project up for success.

Not all organizations have software testing teams comprised of testing professionals. Often a single tester is brought in to lead a team of business testers in software testing. Leading a group of highly knowledgeable business people who aren’t experienced in software testing is not the same as leading a group of software testers. Based on real life experience in leading business test teams, this presentation discusses the successes of other organizations and look at approaches that could be applied when leading business test teams. Based on real life experience in leading business test teams, this presentation will discuss successes had at other organizations and look at approaches that could be applied when leading business test teams.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to successfully lead a team of business testers and set your project up for success
  • Planning and executing testing to set your team up
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Nancy Kelln

I am Nancy Kelln, a passionate and enthusiastic tester and test manager. I am motivated by working with teams who are implementing or enhancing their testing practices; providing adaptive testing approaches in both agile and traditional testing teams. With 13 years of diverse experience within the IT industry I have coached test teams in various environments and facilitated numerous local and international workshops and presentations.

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