It was my second article for Software Testing Help community and the subject was something very close to my natural interest, i.e. Building high performing teams. The topic was Major Problems faced while managing Large Testing Team and the Remedy.
I talked about five major problems which you are likely to face if you are leading/mentoring/managing large QA team. Let me assure you that this article is not only for Managers or Leads but it will also help any junior or entry-level tester to perform good in such team.
List of major issues I talked about:
- Maintaining Good Quality consistently over time
- Centralized Knowledge and Expertise
- Making Work Fun and Interesting
- Work Distribution/Assignment
- Maintaining Appreciation and Motivation
You can read full article on below link. Excited to know your feedback fellow testers. Feel free to share it in comments section. Happy Testing.
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Exciting time! This was my first Guest Article. The best part was it being for big software testing Community Software Testing Help. First article, and that too covering part of my Testing Journey was some great feeling.
I will be frank to tell I was both nervous and excited at the same time. The article and my story both received overwhelming response from readers. As I write this, I can see over 2400 shares, equal number of likes and many many appreciation notes in comments, on twitter and on Linked In for it. Big Thank You to all readers who spent few minutes to read it and to the ones who gave their honest feedback.
In case you haven’t read it yet, please click on below link and share your feedback.
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Wednesday is when my entire QA team(we call it ZyQualSquad) gets together for couple of hours for our weekly Team Session and we do quite a few things there. I will share what we do in detail someday maybe. Till then a sneak peek into what we do “Every Wednesday” in our QA Team Session.
Well, we plan it for each Wednesday and do very few things.
- We share new stuff.
- We implement new ideas.
- We collaborate.
- We present our views.
- We celebrate.
- We make each other speak.
- We help each other grow.
- We run through team building activities.
- We get ‘clicked’, like anything.
- Yes! We PLAY.
- and we EAT.
Very few things right? :p
Well because we have such an eventful Wednesday, every single week, we never face midweek low.
Rather we get Recharged and Rejuvenated 🙂
Here I go.
Came across this splendid work of presenting Stare of Testing by Tea-Time with Testers and PractiTest with help of many others.
You got to read this if you are part Software Testing world. Click on below image to access or access from main site.
I rather joined Zycus as a QA quite accidentally. I started interview rounds for a role of Developer, but was later conveyed about Testing Opportunity. So I joined on terms of being given Development opportunity in case Testing doesn’t interest me(which I never had to even think about later). Needless to say, I knew nothing much about Testing before starting the interview rounds and very less by the time I got selected.
So why am I writing this piece? Well, I am doing so to share very critical aspects of being a Software Tester which I learnt during my journey. I cracked my interviews, joined one of the biggest and most ambitious product of Zycus, logged near 3000 defects in initial 2-2.5 years only, spanning across categories like Functional, Performance, Security, Usability, Multilingual, Multi-tenancy and many more . What I want to highlight is- My journey till this point(~2/2.5 years) of time was successful without any direct and great knowledge of Software Testing principles, Test matrices, Testing theories, etc.