Successful Test Management: 9 Lessons Learned

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Many test managers came to management through the technical ranks. Although they may have had plenty of testing and/or engineering training and mentoring, they frequently learn management skills the hard way, through trial and error. This article describes some of the lessons Johanna Rothman has learned about managing testing teams.

Many test managers came to management through the technical ranks. Although they may have had plenty of testing and/or engineering training and mentoring, they frequently learn management skills the hard way, through trial and error.

As a manager, you have two primary jobs: to get the best work out of the people who work for you and to create an environment that enables people to get work done (so they can do their best work).

This article describes some of the lessons Johanna Rothman has learned about each of these management jobs.

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About the author

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” helps organizational leaders see problems and risks in their product development. She helps them recognize potential “gotchas,” seize opportunities, and remove impediments. Johanna was the Agile 2009 conference chair. She is the technical editor for Agile Connection and the author of these books:

  • Manage Your Job Search
  • Hiring Geeks That Fit
  • Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects
  • The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
  • Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management
  • Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People

Johanna is working on a book about agile program management. She writes columns for Stickyminds.com and projectmanagementcom and blogs on her website, jrothman.com, as well on createadaptablelife.com.

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