Leadership in Testing – Test Lead Responsibilities and How to Manage Test Team Effect
by, 05-17-2016 at 04:14 AM (154 Views)
The importance of testers and testing teams has been established time and again. An application or product success is largely attributed to efficient and effective testing techniques which forms the basis for valid bug exposure. Goes without saying that great bugs are found based on the testers’ skills and knowledge, a keen eye and the dedication of the test teams.A test team can comprise of individuals having varying skill levels, experience levels, expertise levels, different attitudes and different expectations/interests levels. All these different resources’ attributes need to be tapped rightly, also keeping in mind to fill in any skill gap if needed, in order to maximize quality. They need to work cohesively together, follow the test processes and deliver the committed piece of work within schedule. This obviously necessitates the need for test management most often performed by an individual with the role of being a test lead. As testers, the work that we’re finally boiled down to do is a direct result of leadership decisions. These decisions are an outcome of trying to implement effective QA processes in addition to good test team management.