I just started a new job heading up the testing for a small web application development group. I have about 1.5 yrs experience testing websites/applications. I feel that in my previous job, our group did not incorporated enough test planning and management. It was largely ad hoc with some direction. We had small test plans, and some light checklists. I'd like to add some more process to the way I test at my new job. Can anyone suggest any training for test planning/management.

Also, I'm currently looking for a suite of automated tools. I have some WinRunner Experience, and some Microsoft Web Application Stress Tool load experience, but I would like to learn more about regression and load testing in general before purchasing a tool. Can anyone recommend a training course for automated testing, particularly load testing.