TPN Presents: The Crisis in Test Leadership and How to Address it
Optimation House 1
IITP Test Professionals Network Presents:
Matthew Mansell - The Crisis in Test Leadership and How to Address it
When was the last time you saw a new idea about how to develop IT systems come from the testing community? And when was the last time testing changed the way others in the IT industry did their work?
The short answer is never. We are good at reacting and responding to change, but never are initiators of it. This isn't just a problem at an industry level. How often is testing on projects compromised despite the protestations of the Test Manager and their team? All the time. How often is the work we do dismissed as being something anyone could do, or a necessary evil that projects must bear? All the time.
Testing is maturing as a profession, our discipline in how we go about our work is improving, the quality of what we do is increasing, the value of what we do is growing. And yet we are often silent and silenced on projects. Why? Because we do not know how to lead. We manage, but we do not lead.
In this presentation we will discuss the silencing of the voice of testing and what we might be able to do about it. In order to lead and innovate we need to understand the unique perspective we can bring to the IT development industry. Once we have understood that we can look at how we can lead from wherever we are, and how we can develop leaders in our industry.
Come along to hear the presentation and join in the discussion.
The presentation will be followed by a networking session with drinks and nibbles provided by TPN.
About The Speaker
Matthew Mansell is the Delivery Manager for Testing Services at Internal Affairs. In this role he manages a growing team of 30 to deliver managed testing services to Internal Affairs and other Government sector agencies. In his time at Internal affairs he has worked to build the capability of the team to ensure that they are all capable and professional in their work.
In the course of his career in the private and public sectors, he has learnt that the single most important factor in successful testing is successful, capable, people. With the backing of a great team of test professionals he has been able to provide testing to Internal Affairs and other Government agencies large and small over the past 4 years, including developing specialist testing services such as Usability testing.
In addition to his role at Internal Affairs he is also involved in a number of wider industry groups. He co-founded and is the current chairman of the Government Test Professionals Group; a group dedicated to growing the test profession in the public sector. He is an associate member of the ANZTB. He is also deeply involved with the development of the ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 Standard for Software Testing; both as convener of the New Zealand review group and as editor of Part 1 of the Standard, Concepts and Definitions in Software Testing. Matt also serves on the GOVIS management committee.
TPN will be sponsoring the refreshments
TPN wish to thank Westpac for providing the venue.
TPN is a non-profit organisation set up to support all Wellington testing. Confirming attendance at this event is a commitment to attend. Please do not book if you will not be attending.
IITP members and non-members welcome.
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