STARWEST 2022 - Leadership Summit Session | TechWell

STARWEST 2022 - Leadership Summit Sessions

Thursday, October 6

Jeff Payne

Reception and Summit Kickoff: As a Leader, What Is Keeping You Up at Night?

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Kickoff the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit with a reception and some networking.

Friday, October 7

Jeff Payne

Summit Welcome - Opening Remarks

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 8:45am

After enjoying the Summit breakfast starting at 8:00 AM, join your moderator Jeff Payne as we kick off the STARWEST Testing & Quality Leadership Summit for 2022. 


Let’s Retro and Roll - Has Test Leadership Progressed or Regressed?

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:45am to 9:45am

This year, STARWEST celebrates thirty years of bringing the Quality and Testing community together to discuss, debate, and advance our craft. In three-plus decades there have been thousands of failures and successes focused on improving the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of testing work. From waterfall, to agilefall, to agile, and beyond. From painstaking testing by hand to advanced automated testing. From little to no test engineering professionals to many and the rise (and fall) of Quality and Testing departments. Are we progressing or regressing in our Quality and Testing...

Greg Sypolt

Building a Strong Quality Engineering Culture

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

You're joining this session because you want to be a good quality leader, but do you even know what quality leadership attributes are required? You have teams and responsibilities. You have some control, but you will quickly discover that getting people to do something is more challenging than just telling them what needs to be done. A quality leadership goal is to show the team that you're committed to helping them succeed. As a leader, it's your responsibility to help your team achieve by creating transparent, focused, and measurable goals. The key is to ensure that there is some...

Jeff Payne

Think Tank Discussion Parts I, II, III, and Wrap-Up

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:15am to 3:30pm

Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions (11:15 AM)Join your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. Using answers to the question “As a Leader, What is Keeping You Up at Night?” posed at Thursday’s evening reception, participants will form small groups to work on finding solutions to pressing test management issues. Discussions will review identified issues, barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank, all feedback will be collected and posted online to...