Entries Tagged 'QA Leadership' ↓
October 5th, 2016 — QA Leadership, QA Team Skills
More often than not, when you are a large testing team, you have an equally large product to test and equally complex challenges to deal with.
What then becomes difficult is maintaining the quality standards, knowledge sharing and decentralizing the expertise.
Let me explain this problem in-depth and possible solutions too. Continue reading →
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 →
October 29th, 2015 — Career in Software Testing, QA Leadership, Testing Skill Improvement
What is the successful journey for testers in their professional life?
The most common thoughts with experienced testers and doubtful questions with those who start their career as a tester will be as below.
- How many years will it take to become QA Manager or Test Manager?
- What do I have to do to become QA Manager or Test Manager?
- Can I reach higher responsible positions in my present company?
- What is the maximum salary I can be offered in this field?
- Can I continue in Testing or shift to Development for great achievements?
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August 6th, 2015 — Career in Software Testing, Interview Questions, QA Leadership, QA Team Skills
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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August 3rd, 2015 — Career in Software Testing, Interview Questions, QA Leadership
STH is back with yet another interview series. This one is for QA/Test lead position. We are going to cover few most common but important QA test lead/manager interview questions and answers.
As always, we will follow the pattern of explanation based answers rather than politically correct ones. Let’s begin.
Typically QA interviewers test all interviewees in 3 major areas: Continue reading →
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 →
January 28th, 2015 — QA Leadership, Test Strategy
Project planning is one of the pivotal elements in the project management process.
How each individual team interprets the goals to be achieved, is a direct representation of the level of clarity incorporated in the project plan. Especially when it comes to a test project, inaccurate project planning can have a serious implication on the test execution of the system under test and on the overall quality of the product as a whole. Continue reading →
April 10th, 2014 — Career in Software Testing, QA Leadership, QA Team Skills
We’ve established that managing a test team is a different ball game. It may not fit in within the boundaries of traditional management techniques, because of the mindset, environment and challenges faced by test teams.
Who is this article for?
This tutorial picks up from where the first tutorial left off. Out here we will discuss on how to have a happier test team. Whether you’ve been in this role or have been promoted recently, the few pointers below will definitely help in gaining Continue reading →
April 7th, 2014 — Career in Software Testing, QA Leadership, QA Team Skills
Leadership in Testing – Key Responsibilities
The importance of testers and the testing teams has been established again. An application or product’s success is largely attributed to efficient and effective testing techniques which form the basis for valid bug exposure.
A test team can comprise of individuals having varying skill levels, experience levels, expertise levels, different attitudes and different expectations/interests levels. The attributes of all these different resources’ need to be tapped rightly, in order to maximize quality. Continue reading →