2020 Vision:: Leadership
It’s 2020 and a new decade awaits us. 100 years ago, our world was famous for the Russian Revolution and World War 1.
In our century, we are also facing tremendous upheaval. The bushfires in Australia, floods in Indonesia. We are seeing the impact of climate change before our eyes.
Technology-wise, agile has become mainstream. Hardware is cheap, CI and CD are commonplace. Robotics and Machine Learning is a reality. This is the age we live in. This is the now.
How do we begin to plan for such a reality? How do we test software in such an ecosystem? Should we even try? How do we maintain skills, when frameworks change as rapidly as nail varnish on a teenager?
As leaders in software testing, these are the questions we need to be able to answer. We need leadership now more than ever. We can’t predict the future, but we can prepare ourselves to be able to deal with change, to develop strategies that facilitate rapid learning and rapid change.
We can upskill our people to be able to handle inconsistency and complexity. To know when technology is beneficial and when to rely on our ability to think critically.
We must create environments where talent can grow and thrive. We learning (and failure) are embraced. Today is the day, we become the test leaders of the future. Are you with me?