ISTQB International Software Testing Qualifications Board

ANZTB Associate Members


Leanne Howard: Associate Board Member

Leanne currently works as an Agile Practices Consultant with Planit Test Management Solutions.  She has been in the testing industry for more than 20 years, both in Australia and the UK, working in many domains and diverse programmes.  She is keen to mentor and share her experiences through education for test professionals.  Leanne takes a practical approach to testing, using all of her skills and competencies, selecting from her vast “toolkit” of techniques to fit the context in which she works.  Leanne is focused on delivering the highest quality to her stakeholders within the boundaries of the project.  She has extensive knowledge of Agile methodologies, she is a certified Scrum Master and has been a speaker at global testing industry conferences.  She is also a keen author of whitepapers and articles for various magazines.

Leanne has authored Advanced Test Analyst and Test Manager training courses plus ISQTB guidelines and has been instrumental in setting up the SIGiST Sydney (Special Interest Group in Software Testing).  She is a Senior Certified Professional member of Australian Computer Society, a member of the Scrum Alliance and Standards Australia Committees.  Leanne’s also on ISTQB® Expert syllabus review panels and has written a large number of the Advanced level examination questions for ANZTB.  She is herself a certified Advanced Level Test Analyst, Advanced Level Test Manager and a Foundation Level Agile Tester.  Leanne was also recognised by her peers through the iAward ICT Woman of the Year 2014.

Leanne is based in Sydney NSW - Australia