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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Test Management

“Rainmaking” for Test Managers

The dictionary defines a rainmaker as “an executive (or lawyer) in the unsentimental world of business with an exceptional ability to attract clients, use political connections, increase profits, etc.” Simply put, a rainmaker is someone who gets things done. Is this relevant to testing? Absolutely! It is too easy to get stuck in the status quo and to avoid trying something new because everything works well as it is. But what we do can always be made better. Julie Gardiner focuses on two key areas―(1) becoming a Trusted Advisor, and (2) adapting rainmaking principles to the testing role. Join Julie as she discusses rainmaking topics: The power of relationships—what is your market? Credibility—what is it? how do we get it? and The Platinum Rule—why should we always follow it? If you are looking for ways to enhance your ability to make testing—and your company—work even better, then this session is for you!

Julie Gardiner, Redmind

A principal consultant and head of QA and agile for Redmind, Julie Gardiner provides consultancy and training in all aspects of testing, management, and agile, specializing in risk, agile, test management, and usability. Julie has more than twenty years of experience as developer, DBA, project manager, head of operations management, and head of R&D.

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