Do you want to become more productive, learn more about the latest trends, tools, and technologies, or boost your testing skills to a new level? If you have answered at least one question with ‘yes’, then don’t look any further. Attend the Agile Testing Days, Europe’s greaTEST Agile Software Testing Festival, transform the way you do testing and become a testing rockstar in no time.
One thing is for sure: You won’t expand your knowledge and increase your performance if you just sit in the office or do home office day after day. You have to get out of your routine, sharpen your skills, expand your knowledge, meet new people and make valuable connections. And the best place to do that is the Agile Testing Days, a week-long learning festival designed especially for you, where you learn more in 4 days than in months.
The only challenge is to convince your boss to let you attend the Agile Testing Days. Asking your boss for approval can be tough, especially when it involves company funds. We know that every boss is different; however, if you follow our guideline step by step, we bet your boss will also see the value and benefits of the conference for your own development as well as the companies. Our Convince Your Boss Kit includes both a guide for you, a Request Letter of Approval, and a Conference Expenses Worksheet that you can present to your boss. Our Convince Your Boss Kit will make it easier for your boss to say “Yes”!
1. Build Your Conference Agenda:
Before talking to your boss about the conference, you need to familiarise yourself with the conference program. For the celebration of the Agile Testing Days program, we are going to offer over 100 sessions consisting of keynotes, one-day tutorials, hands-on workshops, more than 48 talks, bonus sessions, and many social events. Pick your topic of interest from our wide range of themes, such as Agile Leadership, Test Automation, Blockchain, Security Testing, API Testing, AI, IoT, and many more.
Study the program carefully from top to bottom, because our 80+ speakers have valuable knowledge to share with you in each session. With so many options available, the best thing is to create a list of your selection. It should show which days you will attend and you should outline the reason(s) behind your selected sessions, and - most important for your boss - you should list the benefits for your current or next project.
Remember to change the things in <brackets>!
Here are some suggestions:
A. By attending <name of the session> by <name of the speakers> I will learn more about <insert specifics> which aligns with our vision of <insert company/project>.
B. As an attendee, I will hear more about <insert tool, methodology or idea> to solve the problem of <insert type of problem> that I’m facing at work.
C. At Agile Testing Days, I will build professional connections with other <insert profession> to share new insights and learn more about <insert specific topic> from others.
2. Compile Hard Facts and Bare Figures:
Seeing things from your boss’s perspective sometimes is not easy. In order to get the approval, you have to talk the talk and walk the walk. Is your boss usually interested in hard facts and bare numbers?
Don’t worry! We have you covered again. Our AgileTD Facts and Figures will leave your boss speechless. Last year the Agile Testing Days welcomed over 666 people from more than 48 countries representing over 340 companies.
It is always important to remember that you will attend the conference on behalf of your company. Therefore, we have tons of arguments why your boss should send you to our conference. The best ones are collected in our blog post “How to Get Your Boss to Send You to the Agile Testing Days”. Feel free to use them for your presentation to your boss.
3. Your Request Letter of Approval
Now it is our turn to give your request a final push. We know that you are smart and working hard yet have no time to write down an eloquently worded Request Letter of Approval. We created such a letter for you. You’re welcome!
Download the letter, remember to fill in the <brackets> and the Conference Expenses Worksheet, and hand it to your boss. Don’t forget to sign it!
4. Last but not least: It’s all about the Money, Money, Money
“Maximize the amount of money not spend!” This rephrasing of one of the Agile Manifesto’s principles mirrors perfectly our love for discounts. And who doesn’t love to save money? We provide several options to help you spend as little money as possible.
Luckily for you and your boss, we offer pretty affordable tickets at reduced prices. You can either save with our Super Special, Super Early Bird, or Early Bird discounts on your registration.
You could also participate in our special campaigns, votings, or contests where you could win free conference tickets for the Agile Testing Days. Just follow us on our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Linkedin to stay up to date.
Or you decide to join the Agile Testing Days with your team. No problem at all! The bigger the team, the bigger the saving. We have special group discounts. Just get in touch at email@example.com to learn more.
We hope your convincing goes well and we look forward to seeing you at the event.
Should you need any further support from our side, please always feel free to reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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