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Testing Leadership in the Era of Remote Work: Best Practices, Advice, and Pitfalls to Avoid


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Thursday, October 29, 2020
1 pm EDT

Hosting planning sessions, gathering requirements, and developing test strategies remotely can feel like a game of telephone – especially when your team is juggling work with home life or located across different time zones. Join us as we discuss how teamwork and collaboration are evolving in the era of remote work.

In this webinar, you'll hear different perspectives from two seasoned testing leaders about how to set expectations, navigate increased workloads, meet deadlines, and effectively pivot to meet changing business needs in a new work environment. We'll cover best practices such as:

  • Evolving leadership styles to effectively manage a remote team
  • Improving reporting processes so leadership stays informed
  • Staying connected and collaborative, both within and outside your team
  • Avoiding burnout and freeing up time for thoughtful testing work
Erika Chestnut
Sr. QA Manager - Calendly
For nearly 20 years; Erika Chestnut, Sr. QA Manager at calendly has been immersed in the world of Technology and Quality. She started her career as a developer, gained a deep understanding of businessprocesses, SDLC, and the role quality plays in achieving business goals. She is an empathetic servant leader who derives deep satisfaction from nurturing teams and individuals within organizations and has a passion for people which enables her to deftly leadand mentor quality assurance teams with a keen focus on excellence across product, process, and performance. She excels at creating quality strategies and ensuring that quality is both supporting and supported at every step of the SDLC.
Adam Satterfield
Sr Director of Test Engineering - Global Payments
Adam Satterfield, Sr Director of Test Engineering at Global Payments, has been in the software testing industry for 20 years. He has a wide background in industries such as military, SaaS, telecom, mobile, healthcare and finance. Adam enjoys leading and mentoring quality assurance teams as well as teaching testers how to find their inner testing star. He has spoken at multiple conferences and authored blog posts related to automation, DevOps and testing leadership. Currently, Adam is working within Merchant Technology at Global Payments to lead the test engineering team to drive automation and instill testing best practices within the CI/CD pipeline. He also is working on innovation within test engineering in the spaces of AI/ML and Blockchain. Outside of testing, Adam enjoys blacksmithing and woodworking to keep his critical thinking skills fresh. He also moonlights as a 10u girl's soccer coach for his daughter's soccer team.

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