Software Testing from Individual Contributor to Management
Software testing is a critical role for any organization. When you are a individual contributor you are putting your heart and soul to identifying how the qualify the software and finding edge cases to make sure you find the defects before your customer. So you are adding the value to the bottom line. When you want to excel your career in Software Testing in management role, what does that mean? How you make the difference? How to make that transition from doing it all by yourself to delegate and make it work as a team? What is important for the first time manager? What makes a good manager from a good test engineer?
I will provide the Mindset shift to make the software testing journey from an individual contributor lenses to a management lenses. The Test Manager must understand how testing fits into the organizational structure, in other words, clearly define its role within the organization. In order to be successful as a QA Leader, you need to be an effective communicator, problem-solver, detail orientated, adaptable, and use your time efficiently. You need to be a confident team player who can negotiate for his/her team and unblock any obstacle your team might encounter.