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CQAA December 2019 Webinar: The Revised Role of Functional QA Managers

  • 18 Dec 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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The Revised Role of Functional QA Managers

Jim Trentadue, Director of Quality & Test Automation, Aristocrat

About the Topic

With the implementation of Agile development in most IT environments, the traditional roles of functional QA managers have changed. Testing is now the responsibility of the product team. Day-to-day testing tasks and accountabilities are largely owned by the product team and defect status is discussed on a quick daily meeting. Yet the testing team reports into the QA manager from an organizational viewpoint.

But what are the responsibilities of the QA manager if they are not responsible for any of the above? There are avenues for the traditional functional QA manager. This involves owning quality strategy, the release management principles, the technical solutions, a smaller testing operational team and advancement of new testing areas within the Agile lifecycle. This is different from how QA Managers have functioned before, but it is a transformation of their career putting them right in the middle, and ahead of the curve in some cases, as opposed to being left behind. Come join this webinar to further discuss this revised role!

Key Learning Objectives

This webinar will discuss these topics and more:
  • Agile evolution of test and quality ownership
  • Eight areas for QA Managers to focus on
  • Breakout of the process-oriented roles
  • Breakout of the technically-oriented roles

About the Speaker

Jim Trentadue has more than twenty years of experience as a coordinator and manager in the software testing field. In his various career roles in testing, Jim has focused on test execution, automation, management, environment management, standards deployment, and test tool implementation. In the area of offshore testing, Jim has worked with multiple large firms to develop and coordinate cohesive relationships. As a guest speaker at the University of South Florida’s software testing class, Jim mentors students on the testing industry and trends for establishing future job searches and continued training. Currently, Jim has started his own Test Automation Foundations & Principles workshop aimed at helping manual testers get started with test automation.

Joining the Webinar Instructions

To join the webinar, please use the link below.


Please register by December 15, 2019, at If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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