Mike Lyles

QA Director at Bridgetree

Mike Lyles is a Quality Engineering Director with over 23+ years of IT experience in multiple organizations, including Fortune 50 companies.  He has exposure in various IT leadership roles: software development, program management office, and software testing.  He has led various teams within testing organizations: functional testing, test environments, software configuration management, test data management, performance testing, test automation, and service virtualization.

Mike has been successful in career development, team building, coaching, and mentoring of IT & QA professionals.  He has managed multiple high impact programs simultaneously, on time, and under budget.

In his current role, he is leading multiple testing teams, consisting of Test Managers and vendor partners.  He is also responsible for test automation, test environments, and the Quality Management office for the organization.

Mike has been an international keynote speaker at multiple conferences and events, and is regularly published in testing publications and magazines. He is the President of his corporate Toastmasters Club.  Mike’s passion to help others improve and grow, in the field of testing, leadership, and management, is his key motivation.  His first published book on leadership will be released this year.

Workshop: Metrics – Tell A Story, Not A Number

Jasper Hotel

How are you providing the status of testing to your stakeholders today? Do you feel that they understand the information? Do you agree with what you are providing? Is your organization wrapped tight around test coverage numbers, percent complete, percent pass/fail, or metrics that measure individual productivity? Do you find yourself speaking in code (e.g. […]


The Drive-Thru Is Not Always Faster

Jasper Hotel

How many times have you sat in line at the drive-thru window waiting and waiting? You watch as some people park their car, walk inside, buy their food, and then leave…..all while you are still in line. The drive-thru window was created to speed up the process and make things faster. However, many times that […]