STARWEST 2018 Leadership Summit Session: Think Tank Discussion Part I, II, III, and Wrap-Up

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Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:15am to 3:30pm

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

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Join your peers in an engaging and highly interactive discussion about the issues that concern 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 and barriers to change, and focus on innovative strategies and practical next steps. At the end of the think tank discussion, all feedback will be collected and posted online to encourage further collaboration.

Join with your peers in an engaging and highly interactive session to discuss the issues that affect you most. The session is divided into the following 3 parts,

  • Think Tank Discussion Part I: Problem Definitions - 11:15am–12:15pm
    Join with 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 encourage further collaboration.
  • Think Tank Discussion Part II: Leadership Solutions - 1:00pm–2:00pm
    Based upon the problem definitions developed during Part I of the Think Tank, small groups will brainstorm on how to best solve these challenges, leveraging the collective wisdom of peers and Summit speakers. Each group will designate a representative to present its results and practice delivery.
  • Think Tank Discussion Part III: Presentation of Results - 2:00pm–2:45pm
    Small group representatives will each be given five minutes to present their leadership solutions. Summit participants will vote on which group produced the best solutions.
  • Wrap-Up and Ongoing Informal Discussion with Speakers and Delegates - 2:45pm–3:30pm

 

Jeff Payne
Coveros

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods.  Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles while being recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.  Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was Chairman of the Board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting.  Mr. Payne has published over 30 papers on software development and testing as well as testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber-terrorism, and software quality.