As a Test or QA Manager, you face many challenges:
> High management and customer expectations to find "all the defects"
> Fewer people available for testing
> Less time for testing...or building skills
> More things changing, which means you have to retest things more often
> The need for test automation, but unable to make test automation a reality
> Difficult relations with the developers
You would like to be like this happy team shown above, but the reality is the testing process can be a grind.
The good news is that transformation is possible!
With a tuned process, the right tools, and people who are trained and motivated you can:
Find software failures faster and more effectively
Influence your team in positive ways so they are on your side and you achieve success together
Market your team and what you do to your management so that expectations can be managed
Make the best use of your time and resources
Build your team's skills consistently without impacting your schedule
Information about E-learning and on-site training courses in software testing and other software engineering areas. You will also find information about the popular ISTQB Certification for software testers, including a white paper I have written on the value of ISTQB Test Certification.
To help you add power and precision to your testing, we have information on free and cheap software testing tools and how to get the best use from the tools you already have.
Even if you are not the "official" test manager, you should be a leader in software quality. You will also find information on software test team leadership. Here are some articles I suggest as a starting point:
It's free and easy! Just click on the button above to send me an e-mail, or call me at 405-691-8075. I would love to speak with you about your needs. No pressure at all.