“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”

― Alexander Den Heijer

Workshop Overview

Success of an organization is highly dependent on the teams and driven by managers at different levels. The role of a manager in the development of teams is underrated. A bad manager can destroy a good team and a great manager can lift any mediocre team to greater heights. With so much of focus on technical skills, the managers hardly receive any training or coaching to hone their managerial skills. Instead of learning through a systematic process, the managers are left in the wild to discover the ways to handle teams.

This workshop helps the managers – both new and experienced to understand the fundamentals, participate in exercises to discover insights and plan the journey to become a great manager. If you have a hard time managing teams, recently handed the ‘manager’ designation or want to learn the secrets to great management, this workshop is for you.

Workshop Outline

Welcome to the Managerial Battleground

Becoming a manager has its own set of challenges for both the manager and the teams.
Let us understand the problems before we start thinking about solving them
– What problems do you face as a manager
– What problems do you face with your manager

The Great Manager Expectations

All of us have worked with excellent managers and bad managers as well. Let us understand what makes them good/bad and how can we meet the expectations from great managers.
– Types of Managers
– Attributes of Successful Managers

Managerial Skills Development

Once we are aware of what makes a great manager, it is time to work on the skills.
We will focus on the
– Eight rituals of leadership
– Development of high performance teams
– Different roles of a manager


Learning is a continuous activity and we will discuss multiple resources to continue our managerial journey even after the workshop
– The rules of management
– Eight rituals of leadership
– Competency framework

Who should attend

– First time managers worried about the right way to manage teams
– Experienced managers interested in systematic learning about management
– Anyone interested in building high performing teams

Key Takeaways

– Know the problems for today’s managers
– Understand the skills of great managers
– Beware of the traps in management


Ajay Balamurugadas, goes by the handle ‘ajay184f’ in the testing community and is continuously re-inventing his testing methodology. He co-founded Weekend Testing – a worldwide movement for skilled testing, authored six small books under the theme “What If” downloadable at his blog.

His latest book is available at www.leanpub.com/50mistakes. His friends associate the terms – ‘Change Agent, Idea Man, Motivational’ to him. He tweets under @ajay184f and loves to have long conversations on software testing and life in general. He is currently leading the delivery at Qapitol QA – Provider of Continuous Testing Solutions to DevOps Teams.


Ajay Balamurugadas



₹ 5000

Offer ends on
20 February 2020

₹ 6000

Offer ends on
29th February 2020


₹ 7000

Offer ends on
13th March 2020

Venue To be announced


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