January 2019 QASIG Meeting Recap

Transformational Leadership for the QA Influencer

Presented by Pat Loughery, Quality Assurance Manager, Starbucks

Link to slides:  https://www.slideshare.net/PatLougheryDMin/transformational-leadership-for-the-qa-influencer

Recommended reading:

First, this paper: Transformation Leadership: A Quick Start Guide



Leadership by Robert Montgomery Burns

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

A Practical Guide to Testing in Devops by Katrina Clokie https://leanpub.com/testingindevops

The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change by Camille Fournier


A huge predictive factor in software delivery and high performing teams is having leaders with strong transformational leadership traits – but what does this mean and what are these traits and how can quality assurance team members influence their leadership from any position on the team?

Pat Loughery, Software Quality Assurance Manager at Starbucks, will address all of these questions at our November QASIG meeting in an interactive chat about Transformation Leadership for the QA Influencer. You will walk away from this presentation with a solid understanding of what this leadership style is and what you can do to bring more of it into your organization so that you can reap the benefits for your teams.

About our speaker:  Pat Loughery has led and managed software test teams for more than 25 years including time with Microsoft, Quardev, startups, and consulting companies. He now manages QA for Starbucks retail systems in a team that is undergoing a DevOps and Lean transformation. In 2011 he earned a Doctorate in Ministry, studying Transformational Leadership for the Global City.

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