Testing Ask Me Anything - Test Leadership with Butch Mayhew
Join Butch Mayhew as Vernon asks him all your questions around the topic of Test Leadership. Hi! I’m Butch. I've been in management roles over the last 6 years. I started out by leading a team of 5 testers, which then grew through acquisitions, transitioning to a new team of 2 which I grew to 5 over a year. During this time, the company was struggling with a lack of leadership, and I was asked to transition into an Engineering Manager role (managing/hiring developers). I hired 2 developers, and lead a team of developers and testers to build out a project. As our teams continued to grow, I had the opportunity to move into a Director of Software Test role, where I had the opportunity to lead the two existing Test managers, and eventually promote one of our team members with limited leadership experience into a Test Manager role, where she is thriving! I've had the unique opportunity to integrate existing development and test teams into our teams and processes. During this time I've been exposed to a lot of different ways of organizing teams, testing software, with different levels of strategy and test automation.
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Butch has been leading teams over the past 6 years in several different contexts, take this opportunity to ask questions, and learn what it takes to be a successful leader
Meet Your Speaker
DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE TEST
Butch Mayhew is the Director of Software Test at Daxko who loves finding more efficient ways to complete tasks. This played out in two major areas within his organization; test strategies that focus on deep exploratory feature testing, and creating test automation frameworks that have identified over 150 defects in his test environments. While he isn't busy automating the next boring task, you can find him at the disc golf course during the day or saving the princess with his kids on his RetroPie at night.
Meet Your Host
TEST EVANGELIST / MENTOR
Vernon has been testing software for 14 years starting with video games on PS2, Xbox and PC. In that time, many changes have occurred in the software development world but testers often still use the trusty old vocabulary of “tests cases”, “pass/fail” and “giving confidence”. Taking advantage of a diverse range of experiences gained on projects such as F1 racing teams, networked gambling machines and others, Vernon helps teams speak in a language the business can understand - no translation necessary!
Butch has been leading teams over the past 6 years in several different contexts, take this opportunity to ask questions, and learn what it takes to be a successful leader.
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