Test Managers Survival Guide to Going Agile


You can do this with your team, today. You don't need your whole company to change its process. Instead, work with your team and conduct the review as outlined above. Then translate the results so they fit into your company's HR system. When your people are outperforming everyone else, it will be noticed in a good way.

Welcome to the world of being an agile manager, in which your team is a top performer, doing more, and in the same amount of time as before. Team morale is high and its outlook good. This is a world that you, the manager, helped build and make happen. Instead of building the best process or the best code, you are building better people, and that makes for better teams.

Better teams make for better projects. Better projects make for better products, which make better businesses. And better businesses make for a better world. 

Additional Resources: Being QA in An Agile World
The role of QA in agile is an important one. Along with product owner, QA staff are one of the best voices of the customer. StickyMinds has stored up years of advice for how to do or be QA in an agile environment. 

What is your favorite trick for agile adoption or "QA Agile" article on StickyMinds?  Leave a comment and recommend it to other readers. 


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Joel Bancroft-Connors's picture Joel Bancroft-Connors


Joel is a long time veteran of California's Silicon Valley. Begining his career in Customer Support he worked in QA, Product Marketing, and Product Management roles before discovering his knack for helping teams get from point A to point B successfully. He's been doing one kind of project management now for the last fifteen years.
With industry experience ranging from consumer electronics to enterprise big data, he has a broad knowledge of all the interworkings to a successful twenty-first century technology solution and the people needed to make them happen. His motto, is "Better People, Better Teams, Better World" because he has a profound belief that be working at the individual level you can change every level of the process to make the world truly a better place. You can read his blog at TheGorillaCoach.com.


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