Testing in the Year 2020: The Erosion of Governance, Management, and Excellence

Byron Glick

Competition is driving our business and IT partners to be ever more nimble. And Byron Glick and Jithesh Ramachandran say that the growing agility is eroding the old foundations of testing—test management, project governance, and centers of excellence. An organization pursuing lean startup approaches may reduce or eliminate traditional planning cycles and the related test management and governance. But all is not lost. Understanding why those foundations were effective in their time points to new foundations that will carry us forward into the new world of testing, technology, and society—in 2020 and beyond. The coordination and insight created with traditional test planning, management, and reporting are still needed, but new modes of partnership, alignment, value creation may be better fits for the way our organizations now work. Byron and Jithesh are seasoned explorers of this new, ever-changing landscape. Come join the conversation and build your own kit for finding a path forward in the absence of our most familiar landmarks.

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