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May 16th, 2018 — Career in Software Testing, Soft Skills For Testers, Testing Best Practices
This tutorial gives you a list of characteristic features that any tester must possess to become a good tester. And these features, in turn, help a lot in determining the Quality Quotient of a Tester.
Why am I talking ONLY about a Tester? And Why not a Developer or any other role?
I just feel that all the work involved in SDLC in delivering a software is quite simple when compared to the responsibility of a Tester. Continue reading →
May 8th, 2017 — Career in Software Testing, Soft Skills For Testers
Working as a tester in a big corporation was probably the best thing that happened to me in my career. I can’t stress enough how lucky I am for doing the most enjoyable work in the world.
On the one hand, it is challenging and it requires a constant gain of knowledge (which btw, I think is a huge asset).
On the other, you are the first person in the world to hold in your own hands the new technologies and prototypes that reach the mass population in the future. Not to mention, the popular idea that people pay you to “break stuff” and the more annoying you are, the better. Continue reading →
February 14th, 2017 — Soft Skills For Testers, Testing Tips and Resources
I was asked this question in an interview recently- “What would you do when work gets monotonous and boring?”
Here is what I said, “Fortunately that has never happened to me and I love being a QA. When things get repetitive, I like to ‘mix things up’. I would document if execution bored me, I would execute if documentation got tedious, I would explore when everything else seemed bleak.
Also, targets and deadlines keep me motivated and a simple ‘do what needs to be done’ attitude is what keeps me going.” Continue reading →
November 3rd, 2016 — Soft Skills For Testers, Testing Skill Improvement
In the last article, we discussed “Effective Communication Skills”; how important it is for Software testers and learned how verbal communication can be improved.
In this article, we will continue the same series of thoughts where I will try to share my views on written communication and few tips to improve it from a QA professional perspective.
Let’s first list down the basic questions related to “Effective Writing Skills”: Continue reading →
August 29th, 2016 — Soft Skills For Testers, Testing Tips and Resources
We all have goals. We all want to do more and be more. There are many ways to be successfully, but the most important one is also the simplest – you have to get things done.
In other words, be productive.
By thinking about doing something, it does not get done. I wish it did, but it doesn’t.
So how do we combat the slump that we find ourselves in from time to time and save our ideas from evaporating even before they take shape?
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July 18th, 2016 — QA Team Skills, Soft Skills For Testers
Presenting your knowledge, experience or simply sharing useful information is neither an art nor magic.
It is a skill developed through practice and lots of exposure to a real-time audience.
It is not the slides or the data that you present, but your idea has to reach through to the audience. It should not just help them understand, it must compel them to implement the process or idea and see its value. Continue reading →
July 7th, 2016 — Soft Skills For Testers
What People Want – Understanding Stakeholder Needs
Too often, we (QA/Testers) are focused on our own needs instead of those of others. We need to discover and help satisfy the needs of others, and we also need to show that our needs are in the best interests of others.
But what are the needs of others, and how do they affect us?
Layered on top of this, your organization may be siloed (where the stakeholders avoid talking, throwing work over the wall), Agile (where there is more interaction), or using DevOps (where roles blur requiring understanding of everybody else). Continue reading →
June 16th, 2016 — Soft Skills For Testers
In today’s article, I am going to share some thoughts on what I believe the clients are REALLY expecting from us based on my first-hand experience working at client locations with daily face-to-face interactions and collaborating offshore via emails or phone calls.
IT services are an important and integral part of the software industry and customer satisfaction is important to succeed. Each client/organization may be different in their process may follow different protocol, and may deal with different type of businesses. Continue reading →
May 16th, 2016 — Soft Skills For Testers
Hello my dear readers, Hope you all are in pink of health and enjoying Testing! I am doing great too and excited to share some interesting things with you about effective communication skills and how to achieve it.
Consider the above sentences as the start of this article vs. the following:
The Topic of today’s discussion is “Effective Communication Skills” and how to achieve it.
Which one will create more interest in the readers? Continue reading →
February 9th, 2016 — Career in Software Testing, Soft Skills For Testers, Testing Skill Improvement
When you appear for a software testing interview as an experienced professional, even though your CV reflects total years of experience, but still the interviewer will ask ‘What is your total work experience?’ and if the hiring is a project based hiring, you will definitely be asked about your experience in that particular domain.
The Years of Experience does matter since that becomes a decisive factor for the role, salary etc. but why do they focus and give so much importance to the domains? Does it mean there is a direct impact on the output if a domain expert is hired in the team?
To know more, read this article, I hope this will give you a good insight into the importance of domain knowledge. Continue reading →