Entries Tagged 'QA team skills' ↓
March 21st, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, QA leadership, QA team skills
A Personal Report – Being a Successful Test Manager – Challenges and Learning
Promotions are part of career growth and believe me, the consequent responsibilities teach us many things and help us grow further. From Junior to Senior and Senior to Manager, every level of that success ladder asks us to unlearn some things and learn new ones.
Getting to be a QA Test Manager is surely a matter of pride for anyone and I were not an exception. Today, I want to talk about how it happened, the challenges and my learning from that phase. Continue reading →
February 22nd, 2016 — QA leadership, QA team skills, Testing Tips and resources
When we all start our work day, in some way or the other we wish the day to end soon. No one wishes to get stuck into an issue which would demand us to stay and work till late, but 70% of the times the days do not go smooth as we wish.
There will be different types of challenges faced each day. On several occasions, we may be asked to work on urgent tasks just because that’s what our clients would demand, and out of that 70%, most of it will be on Friday’s when we all would have special personal plans :). We just desire but we cannot change the way service industry works. Continue reading →
November 17th, 2015 — QA team skills, Soft skills for testers
The last thing that we do on any day in most projects and companies is making it through the client calls.
Client calls are an integral and important part of how work gets coordinated and communication channels are kept open in IT teams.
Client calls are fun when they are short and the tasks are on track and the client’s expectations are met. When that’s not the case, client calls can lead to lot of anxiety, angst, disappointment and demotivation. Continue reading →
August 6th, 2015 — Career in Software Testing, QA leadership, QA team skills, Testing Interview questions
In this article you will learn ‘How to answer Team Playing and Leadership related questions in Test Lead/Manager interview’. This is part 2 of our Test Lead interview questions series.
Also read first part here, where we answered 6 Most Common QA Test Lead/Manager Interview Questions.
Before we go for the actual questions in this section, let’s talk about what kinds of attributes are preferable when it comes to QA lead’s team playing and leadership skills:
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July 27th, 2015 — QA leadership, QA team skills
When a topic, especially a process based one (For example: Creating a traceability matrix or test documentation review, etc) is discussed in the class, the immediate question I get is: “Who does this? The QA lead or the team member”
This is great proof that beginners have a difficult time understanding the scope of work, roles and responsibilities. They only have a vague idea about this and are often looking for ways to validate if their understanding is accurate or Continue reading →
September 8th, 2014 — QA team skills, Tester vs Developer
To start the discussion for said topic, I want to take a real-life example:
A husband and a wife, living in the same house, are not communicating with each other. Or let’s say there is nothing to communicate between them. They just text each other if anything important to be taken care. Otherwise both are busy in their own lives and do not disturb / take care much about each other. What happens after days? A frustration rises, irritation multiplies, anger surfaces and an explosion occurs. A relationship strengthens only if there are frequent communications, rare fights and multiple agreements and celebrations with each other.
Now, compare the above situation with software project life cycle.
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