Being a Test Manager


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{/pub} {reg}Senior Test Managers in helping them to identify a good and effective Test Manager in their group
  • Test Manager to evaluate their activities and helps to provide some quick tips in handling situations like providing good estimates, approving a test plan, how to use the metrics while taking go-no go decision in releases through case studies in the workshop
  • Aspiring Test Leads to understand the responsibilities of Test Manager in the Testing life cycle

Tutorial Outline

  1. Introduction: Today’s Test manager
    • Define the objectives of the sessions
    • What is Testing? Quality? Test Mangement?
    • Different players in Testing Project
    • Roles of Test manager
  2. Characteristics of Good Test Manager
    • What are the basic qualities of the good Test manager
    • What are the must have qualities
    • Case Study & Workshop
  3. Activities of Test Manager
    • Role of Test Manager in Estimation
    • Role of Test Manager in Planning
    • Quick Case Study & Workshop
    • Role of Test Manager during Execution
    • Quick Case Study & Workshop
    • Role of Test Manager during Closure

Speakers’ Background

Kiran Marri is currently working as a Group Test Manager at Infosys Technology Limited, Bangalore (NASDAQ: Infy ). He is associated with the testing practice - Independent Validation Solutions Unit, managing clients in Banking & Finance service domain. He has extensive software experience in the field of Life sciences, Biomedical applications, Banking & Finance domain, and Retail domain. He has about 11 years of experience in the IT industry covering project management, delivery and client relationship roles. He has published & presented several papers in conferences in the field of project management, software testing, clinical data management and biomedical engineering.

Kiran has won the best paper award in the PML Conference in 2004. His current research interest and publications are primarily in Project Management and Quantitative Test Management. He received his Bachelors in Electronics & Communication engineering from Madras University in 1993 and a Masters by Research in Biomedical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai in 1996. Kiran can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.