Christian Kram
Trainer and Consultant
My core areas as a coach and consultant are quality assurance and software testing. I helped getting customers the quality they need for over 10 years in different roles, ranging from manual tester in comparative product evaluation over automotive test manager to head of testing for ERP software. My main topics are in the field of agile testing, exploratory testing and establishing quality in the whole software development cycle.In addition to software I have been testing real world objects like chairs and mattresses in the past.

Fun Fact: In private I have been a coach for over 20 years as well, just not for software testing, but for basketball.

Speech title: Be a Quality Captain

In sport teams it is the captain, who sets the mood for successful teams, not the superstar player, who gets the public exposure. It is often the captain who allows the superstar to play to her ability. Research in physical education has shown that captains of successful teams share a set of common behavioural traits that distinguishes them from unsuccessful team captains. In this talk I will give an overview of these behavioural traits including some well known examples from the world of sports. In addition I will relate the examples presented to the situations that we are familiar with in software development teams. Furthermore I will show opportunities for testers to help their teams become better and advance the whole team to a new level. I will show the parallels betweens sports and software development teams in this area and provide some real world examples where I encountered the behavioural traits before.  
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