Don’t Blink, Don’t Even Blink

Just as in the Whovian universe where the Weeping Angles are posed to destroy if you so much as blink—so it is in QA. Companies spend months or even years training a QA engineer. Only to see them walk out the door. The reasons vary; they perceive a better opportunity, or they don’t feel valued. You don’t just lose a person you lose knowledge. Knowledge that is sometimes hard to or impossible to replace. When it comes to taking care of your people, sometimes you can’t afford to blink.

Are you a project lead or perhaps a new or aspiring QA manager? Then this session is for you. I am not going to cover the latest QA trend or the current hot automation tool of the day, but rather how to avoid the perils of ignoring the QA professional in your company.

In this session we will explore ideas on how we develop management traits and skills. What we do on a day to day basis to make sure we don’t blink and lose our best people to our competitor.

A session about how to be a Manger at a QA conference? Well, sometimes it really is all about the people.

Session Takeaways:

  • Ideas on managing or leading a QA team.
  • Why we need to treat a human as a person not a resource.
  • How to incentivize with limited resources.
  • How to add value through happy team members.
  • How to show your value to upper management.

Leadership Perspectives
Location: Carlisle Date: October 8, 2015 Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Bradley Baird