Meet The Contributor - Nicola Lindgren

Nicola Lindgren
Nicola Lindgren
Mike lang
Mike lang
On this Podcast, Mike talks to Nicola Lindgren about her article on the Ministry of Testing web site, Leading Test Teams When You’re Not A Manager

They discuss the topic of Test Leadership and how you come to approach it without being in a position of authority, covering:
  • What is Test Leadership? Traditional vs modern definitions
  • Test Leadership in action - good and bad examples
  • Are we not de-facto leaders as we are responsible for the piece of work that we deliver, to a larger team (the test team)
  • Informal Test Leadership
  • Test Leadership - support, skills and training needed
  • Positives and negatives of test leadership
  • Final thoughts and words from A Seasoned Informal Test Leader

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What You'll Learn

  • Outline test leadership challenges when not in a position of authority

Nicola Lindgren

Senior QA Engineer/ QA Manager

I'm Nicola , a Senior QA Engineer/QA Manager based in Malmö, Sweden. I'm constantly looking for ways to learn, grow and adapt. In the past, I have worked on projects in various industries including Education, Retail and e-Commerce.I was the founder of the Stockholm Software Testing Talks meet-up and a co-founder of the WeTest Auckland testing meet-up. I was also a frequent co-instructor for the BBST Foundations course. If you want to read my thoughts on software testing, feel free to check out my blog:

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