This intensive accredited 5-day course is ideal for software testing professionals who are looking to take a more senior role. With plenty of practical exercises to reinforce a solid theoretical basis, it will help you to build on the knowledge and skills of Foundation Level and develop advanced skills to manage a test team and successfully deliver a software testing project. This five-day course follows the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager syllabus (which can be downloaded free of charge from the ISTQB® website). Contents of days: 1st day – Testing Process (Test Planning, Monitoring and Control; Test Analysis & Design; Test Implementation & Execution; Evaluating Exit Criteria & Reporting, and Test Closure Activities) – Test Management in Context (Understanding Testing Stakeholders; Lifecycle Activities and Work Products; Alignment of Test Activities with Other Lifecycle Activities; Managing Non-Functional Testing; Managing Experience-Based Testing) 2nd day – Risk-Based Testing and Other Approaches (Risk-Based Testing Techniques; Other Techniques for Test Selection; Test Prioritization and Effort Allocation in the Test Process) – Test Documentation and Other Work Products (Test Policy; Test Strategy; Master Test Plan; Level Test Plan; Project Risk Management) – Test Estimation 3rd day – Defining and Using Test Metrics – Business Value of Testing – Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing – Managing the Application of Industry Standards – Management of Reviews and Audits 4th day – Defect Management (the Defect Lifecycle and the Software Development Lifecycle; Defect Report Information; Assessing Process Capability with Defect Reporting Information; revision period) – Improving the Testing Process (the general Test Improvement Process; Improving the Testing Process with TMMi; Improving the Testing Process with TPI Next; Improving the Testing Process with CTP; Improving the Testing Process with STEP) – Test Tools and Automation (Tool Selection; Tool Lifecycle; Tool Metrics) 5th day – People Skills – Team Composition (Individual Skills; Test Team Dynamics; Fitting Testing Within an Organisation; Motivation; Communication) All courses start at 9:00 and finish at 18:00, except for the last day which will finish at around 16:00. There will be a 1-hour lunch break, and short breaks for refreshment at regular intervals.