F13-703: Workshop: The Art of Leading Testing

Track: Leadership Perspectives for Testers

Senior leadership, business owners, customers, test managers, developers, testers, third parties and yes, many more. Being a test leader in today”s IT organization means you are a master of managing, coordinating and communicating with all of these stakeholders. Unfortunately, they all have their own agendas and conflicting priorities. How is it done and, more importantly, how do you land on top in the end? As a test leader, knowing how to test is a given, it’s all the other elements that take practice. In this workshop, the speaker will focus on the essential skills and attributes required by today”s test leadership to be effective and remain relevant. Communication, planning, measuring, and hand-holding are just a few samples of the required arsenal to be reviewed and discussed as part of this must have workshop for all current or soon-to-be test leaders.

Session Takeaways:

  • Learn the “non-testing” essentials required to be a successful leader of testing.
  • Learn how to show and communicate your value to the business, senior leadership and IT.
  • Learn proven, practical techniques that can be immediately used in your role to proactively protect yourself and your team, achieve success and deliver quantifiable results for the organization.

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Session Speaker:

James CampbelJames Campbell – CEO & President, Tulkita Technologies Inc.
James Campbell is an Entrepreneur, a Strategist and an Innovator. James has a passion for helping his clients optimize and fine tune their IT and testing practices to succeed today and prepare for tomorrow. James is the President and CEO of Tulkita Technologies Inc., a boutique management consulting firm specialized in helping organizations achieve excellence in IT Optimization and Quality. Prior to co-founding Tulkita, James held IT Senior Leadership positions at Accenture Inc. and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board where he was responsible for leading a 15,000 person global Test Practice and overseeing IT strategy and sourcing, respectively. He is a globally recognized expert in IT Optimization and Quality. Through his 15+ years of ‘hands-on’ experience in IT management consulting, James has had the privilege of working with over 220 of the world’s Fortune 500 companies, where he learned first-hand the common sources of inefficiencies that exist within the IT organization and how to fix them. Once more, his tenure in IT and Quality Sr. Leadership positions has allowed James to design and build practical solutions that are specifically focused on improving the effectiveness of your organization’s quality, yielding both ‘quick hits’ as well as long-term success.