Responsibilities of a Test Manager / Lead

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  • Understand the testing effort by analyzing the requirements of project.
  • Estimate and obtain management support for the time, resources and budget required to perform the testing.
  • Organize the testing kick-off meeting
  • Define the Strategy
  • Build a testing team of professionals with appropriate skills, attitudes and motivation.
  • Identify Training requirements and forward it to the Project Manager (Technical and Soft skills).
  • Develop the test plan for the tasks, dependencies and participants required to mitigate the risks to system quality and obtain stakeholder support for this plan.
  • Arrange the Hardware and software requirement for the Test Setup.
  • Assign task to all Testing Team members and ensure that all of them have sufficient work in the project.
  • Ensure content and structure of all Testing documents / artifacts is documented and maintained.
  • Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization.
  • Check / Review the Test Cases documents.
  • Keep track of the new requirements / change in requirements of the Project.
  • Escalate the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager / Sr. Test Manager.
  • Organize the status meetings and send the Status Report (Daily, Weekly etc.) to the Client
  • Attend the regular client call and discuss the weekly status with the client.
  • Communication with the Client (If required).
  • Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers.
  • Track and prepare the report of testing activities like test testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines etc.
  • Review various reports prepared by Test engineers.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of different testing milestones.
  • Prepares / updates the metrics dashboard at the end of a phase or at the completion of project.
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4 comments:

  1. wow... "act as the single point of contact b/t dev and test?" is this 1998??

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  2. Excellent post - there is a lot more to being a test manager than many people assume & this post covers much useful ground...

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