The Test Manager – Is That Still a Thing?
Tesena Fest presentation led by Gitte Ottosen
20. 10. 2022 from 17:05 to 17:35 CET + 10 minutes Q&A
About the Presentation
I am a test manager, am I going to be a part of an extinct race soon? With agile did the role loose it’s value, or is it just a question about evolving? Some would argue that the crocodile haven’t evolved so why should we… but the need to evolve only arises when the animal’s environment forces them to adapt to new conditions, and that is what we experienced with the raise of agile and the different implementations that has surfaced over the years. So we need to evolve, but that does not mean that we let go of all we have been previously – we adapt to our new environment taking with us the best of what we used to do and adding new competences that adds value in our new environment. Let’s take a look at the test manager role as it was originally described as well as some of the other roles emerging with agile, and let’s have a discussion about what skills we could add to support the new environment, how we can take it to the next evolutionary stage.