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CQAA June 2014 Speaker Program: Managing Your Offshore Testing Team

  • 24 Jun 2014
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • CDW Plaza 120 S. Riverside 10th Floor Room #10G01 Chicago, IL 60606


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Managing Your Offshore Testing Team

Karen N. Johnson

About the Topic

Many testing teams are outsourced, using people from other companies and other countries. In many cases, neither the test manager nor the testers ever meet in person. And in these situations, most often, the time differences and cultural differences between people add more obstacles to navigate. While CEOs and other executives extol the virtues of achieving work in another country while we are asleep here in the States, as the test manager or team lead, you have the practical concerns of getting the right work done without the advantage of having staff onsite or staff working the same hours. As a software test consultant, Karen Johnson has worked with several clients who have outsourced and offshored testing. She’s worked on waterfall and Agile projects with team members in different countries. Karen will share tips on how to get to know your offshore testers, how to communicate work tasks and how to request (and review) status reporting. Karen shares her thoughts on how to bridge the gaps in offshore testing.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Handling staffing & status reporting
  • Addressing cultural-language gaps
  • Working on Agile projects that are not collocated
About the Speaker

Karen N. Johnson client work is centered on helping her clients at an enterprise level. In recent years, she has helped teams and testers transitioning to Agile software development. While focused on software testing and predominantly working with the testers throughout an organization, Karen helps teams and organizations improve quality. Her professional activities include speaking at conferences both in the US and internationally. Karen is a contributing author to the book, Beautiful Testing by O’Reilly publishers. She is the co-founder of the WREST workshop, the Workshop for Regulated Software Testing. You can find about more about Karen at her website:

Host and Location

120 S. Riverside
10th Floor Room #10G01
Chicago, IL 60606

Special Instructions:
Building is on the corner of Adams and Canal.
There is no actual "Riverside" Street


1:30-2:00 Sign-in & Networking
2:00-2:15 Announcements
2:15-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 3:00)



PLEASE REGISTER BY Friday, June 20, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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