For years, the role of a test manager was comprised of managing test project delivery in specific. Which means to take care of testers, technical aspects, environments, defect management, cost, schedule and reporting stakeholders. A normal day would consist of several meetings, data analysis, conflict management, collaboration, performance reviews, etc, With all of these management responsibilities, the test was still the custodian of the quality of the product. Today, organisations are much flatter. The traditional role of a test manager has evolved to a coach and mentor. In case of Agile and DevOps, we hardly see test manager role defined in their org structure. In many cases, the role of the dedicated test manager has been eliminated altogether.
Does it mean that “Test managers, Are they obsolete in Agile and DevOps World” Lets put some light on the test manager or test management profile in the modern world!