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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