STARWEST 2022 Leadership Summit Session: Building a Strong Quality Engineering Culture

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

Building a Strong Quality Engineering Culture

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 guidance, structure, and flexibility to the plan before you push people into it.

Join Greg Sypolt as he discusses what quality engineering leadership is all about. Learn how to build a strong quality engineering culture in your organization. Hear how Greg successfully builds trust and rapport with his teams. Listen as he discusses his own ongoing leadership journey and what leadership style has made him successful. Understand how to level up your own professional growth and that of your staff to help them achieve greatness. Leave this talk with an understanding of how to stay two steps ahead of everyone else in the future. Take home key techniques and tips for building a strong quality engineering culture within your organization.

Greg Sypolt
EVERFI

During his 20 year career, Greg Sypolt has focused on improving quality engineering strategies, techniques, and leadership. He is currently the VP of Quality Engineering at EVERFI, where he has successfully transitioned the organization from a traditional manual testing process to an automation-first approach, coaching multiple development teams on how to build quality into every continuous integration pipeline stage. Prior to EVERFI, he successfully lead a similar quality engineering transformation at Gannett. Greg has spent most of his career solving quality assurance challenges using an engineering mindset. He shares his knowledge by speaking at software testing conferences and writing blogs to help others rethink how to approach quality excellence at scale. You can find his speaking and writing content at https://gsypolt.github.io/.