Workshop: Becoming a Quality Engineering Leader

Quality Engineering Leader – this means someone who is passionate about delivering great quality outcomes to our customers. They will bring an engineering mindset – which means to help build quality in at all stages of the SDLC. They will also be a strong leader, with the influence to paint a vision of quality which leads to change in teams that are not necessarily in their direct control.

The Quality Engineering leader will have a balance across several dimensions:


Able to attract and recruit strong Quality Engineers, and help them be the best that they can be professionally.


Understand how our products improve our customer’s lives & businesses – and help the team build the right offering in addition to building it right.


Be current on the latest quality engineering practices and be able to apply the right practice to our situation. Also, help the engineering teams repeat success again and again.


Organize our work to focus on the most important items, and be transparent to our stakeholders.


Able to understand our technologies sufficiently to lead an engineering team, helping the team make trade-offs and ask the right questions.

This workshop is targeted towards senior testers or test managers who wish to play a larger role in the organization. The intent is to transform thinking from “managing the test process & team” towards “being a thought leader for customer-focused quality” in their organization

Key Takeaways:

  • The quality leadership mindset: leading through the entire SDLC through influence, and applying engineering thinking to the SLDC.
  • Practices for recruiting and leading quality engineers and testers.
  • Practices for becoming a product expert.
  • Practices for leading change and process improvement.
  • Advice on pulling it together and being a successful leader.

Leadership Workshop
Location: Salon D Date: April 10, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm John Ruberto - STPCon Fall 2014 John Ruberto