ACT 2 LEAD ride
Huh, what a ride it has been after the launch of our book! Sales are doing well, and in addition to that, we have had five events related to our book during November (see https://www.act2lead.net/p/news-and-presentations.html):
- Knowit Agile Agent podcast
- ACT 2 LEAD talk in one insurance company's internal QA community
- FiSTB Testing Assembly, to sign and discuss around the book
- Leading of software testing -talk for South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk
- ACT 2 LEAD talks in Tieturi webinar: Story of the book + What is ACT 2 LEAD
It is hard work to talk, as talk is about talking and thinking (what to say, how to say it, etc). It helps when the topic is so close to our hearts: software testing and how to lead it. Even though the topic and slides are the same, the talks and words are never the same. There are always some differences, which we spot as we discuss. And that is how it should be. Actually, it was the way the book was created, too. Also, talking to students is different than talking to testing professionals. Also, talks to leadership are different. We need to address our audience and select our words accordingly.
We have had extremely positive feedback from the readers. Thanks to every single one, we really need it! Feedback is needed to know whether we are on the right track. It is needed to know what we should do next. It gives us trust to continue the work, as even though the book is done, the work is not done yet: too many people should understand what testing is about and how to lead it, but currently don't. Reading the book helps but does not solve this problem yet, as it requires actions to get results. As the book's name says, ACT 2 LEAD - leaders must know what they need to do and what their role is in creating good quality products. It applies to any other roles, too.
We offer free talks, book clubs, study groups, training and advisory services around the book. If you want us to visit your company, e.g. on team days or community events, just contact us. We are happy to come and talk about the ACT 2 LEAD.