Disqover - Improving Software Quality

“The presentation was excellent, clear and interactive.”

Gillian Mountwinter

QA Manager, PC Tools – Sydney

ISTQB Certified Tester - Advanced Level Test Manager

Public Course Cost: $2,700 exc GST ( Excludes Exam Fee $350 exc GST)

This 5 day course caters for testers wanting to further their career in a management or lead role. The knowledge gained on the course provides a framework for test managers to build upon within their organisations.

You will learn how to manage a testing project and apply a risk-based approach to testing and examine how this approach correlates with test estimation, planning, monitoring and control.

Among other learnings, you will be able to accurately report to stakeholders, lead test process improvement initiatives, build effective test teams and generate and implement meaningful test plans.

Spreadsheets, templates and utilities will be provided enabling managers to be more efficient and effective within their organisations.

Skills Acquired

  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization.
  • Organise and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control.
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational policies and test strategies.
  • Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives.
  • Assess and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders.
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources.
  • Identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team.
  • Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected.
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders.
  • Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives.

Designed for:

Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers.

It is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants.


Those wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Certificate exams must hold the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified. If you wish to sit the course without taking the exam, there are no prerequisites.

Course Content:

  • Testing Process
  • Test Management
  • Reviews
  • Defect Management
  • Improving the Test Process
  • Test Tools and Automation
  • People Skills – Team Composition


This course will provide the delegate with the necessary knowledge and skills to sit the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate multiple choice exam.

“Thanks to the high quality course presentation and materials our whole team achieved international test certification.”

Louise Capper

Test Capability Manager, Thales Group



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