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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 “The Art and Science of Testing”, to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13. To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Join us this summer for our ninth annual conference in downtown New York City at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park August 11-13, as we explore the art and science of testing.

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Wednesday, August 13 • 3:30pm - 4:35pm
Balancing the Leadership Seesaw (Part 2 of 2)

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Leadership is the art of understanding and guiding people. It is both a trait and a skill that requires finesse, intuition, dedication, and passion to develop. Many people believe only managers can show leadership, or that all managers are leaders. Working as managers of testers today Erik and Maria share their personal experiences and beliefs on leadership and management. Through discussion and exercises they aim to give you insights into the differences between leadership and management. They also address the need for transparency between testers and managers. And most important, they guide you through common obstacles that can be found between managers and testers as well as some ways to get passed them. Everyone has an experience to share and we hope you share yours; whether you are a tester, test lead, test manager, or someone looking to become a test manager. Through sharing and discussing experiences with each other, everyone in this workshop leaves with an increased awareness of the art of leadership. That is why this workshop is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Erik Davis

Erik Davis

Manager of Testing, Hyland Software, Inc.
Erik is currently responsible for the overall testing effort of a team of 170 testers. He owns, reviews, and finds ways to improve the way testing is done including; bringing new ideas to the team, finding ways to engage testers in testing as a career, and building a stronger community... Read More →
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Maria Kedemo

Consultant and Founder, Black Koi Consulting
Maria is the Conference Chair for CAST 2019. She is also a Board Member of the Association for Software Testing. She has a vast experience within Software Development where she focuses on the holistic approach to Quality Engineering and Software Testing. She has spoken at several... Read More →


Wednesday August 13, 2014 3:30pm - 4:35pm
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