Theo Nzegwu
Director
KPMG Quality Engineering & Testing Services

Theo has over 25 years’ experience working in IT across all phases of the Software Delivery Lifecycle for a number of consultancies and clients.  Having started his career as an SAP Functional and Implementation Consultant, Theo has specialised in delivering complex Testing and Quality engagements for the past sixteen years.

Theo has significant experience managing delivery teams at onsite and offshore and has played several roles, from large scale Programme Management to Head of Testing.  He has extensive and varied knowledge across a broad range of industries and applications; and proven expertise in applying pragmatic solutions to mitigate risk.  His ongoing mission is to drive successful organisational change and delivery through the implementation of innovative and efficient strategies to build quality into programmes and organisations.

Presenting

Managing upward: How to effectively drive a quality agenda

As testers, test managers and quality engineers, we deliver high value solutions and results for our businesses and our clients – securing product and brand quality in an ever faster moving digital environment.  However, as advocates of quality, ensuring that our message is actually understood and acted on by Programme sponsors and senior stakeholders remains an endemic challenge.

In this session we’ll review the psychological and practical barriers that often prevent testing being afforded an equal seat at the table when Programmes are being planned, through to how issues raised during testing are often downplayed.

We will then explore how we can set up our Programmes and Functions to better support a quality agenda; how we can overcome the endemic challenge of testing and quality being underplayed; and how we can change to support the above.

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