What is done in month of November 2016 ?

This Post remarks the progress and tasks done in the month of November 2016.

Career Life:
The two below courses are done during the course of month.

Lesson Learned:
1. Apache Solr course was done to understand the basics of the Solr Core.
2. Building Career Plan course was done to motivate myself in learning.


Topic TypeCourse Course FromCourse Status
Apache SolrGetting Started with Enterprise Search Using Apache Solr - Xavier MoreraPluralSightCompleted
Career PlanningBuilding and Managing Your Career Plan - Jason AlbaPluralSightCompleted


Work Life:
Work increased at office for Project Delivery, sometimes working day and night.

Lessons Learned:1. Working with team members of testing team.
2. Giving a ownership for each member and Everyone in team is important.
3.  All tasks are distributed equally and rotated for every iteration of work - So No One Man Army Concept.

New Concept Introduced:
The #FiveHourRule introduced to few team members as a introductory. Concept is to Team members Work & Learn and Share the Learning's via Presentations.

Benefits:
1. Those who stopped learning (or) have a answer saying : No Time to Learn new things.
This concept of 30 mins a day approx. Self Study can re-assign the learning and Grow in Career.
2. Group Study with Other team members
3. Presentation Skills will be improved
4. Q&A Section will be interactive and Face to Face.




It is not THE END And CDP Plan is Ready for December Month...  Stay Tuned for Next Post :)






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Where was I these days? #SKCLife

It's been almost a year, i was out of blog writing.

This blog post is an update of "where am I these days?"



Work Life
Year started with Fast-Paced Product Testing and working with a team of 5 members. And Working towards the MVP.

Benefits: Learning about myself, Test Planning & Strategies, patience to explain others, dedicating time to spend mentoring others, Demo based Presentations from Team members to Understand the Knowledge & Abilities.


Career/Learning Life
A Lot of Learning happened and happening.This Started due to a Fear Started in Life. "What am i doing in Career Life" .. "What do i want to become"

New Learning's at Work:

  1. Apache Solr for Ecommerce Search
  2. SQL Knowledge on Practice
  3. First Time Hands on Apache Solr Core 
  4. First Time Hands on Postman
  5. First Time Hands on Piwik Analytics.
  6. Swim or Sink - Leadership Program [In Progress]


New Learning's at Personal:

  1. Introduction to Browser Security Headers by Troy Hunt -- Pluralsight - Mar 2016
  2. Learn SQL -- Codecademy - Apr 2016
  3. Web Security Fundamentals  by Troy Hunt -- Varonics - June 2016
  4. Hands-On Mobile App Testing Workshop by Ajay Balamurugadas-- TestManiac - Aug 2016
  5. SQL Tutorial For Beginners -- Udemy   - Oct 2016
  6. Tracking Real World Web Performance -- Pluralsight - Sept 2016
  7. Piwik Tracking Training Series -- Piwik Pro - Aug 2016
  8. Debugging the Web with FireBug, WebDeveloper, and Fiddler -- Pluralsight - Oct 2016
  9. Introduction to Web and eCommerce User eXperience Design -- Udemy - Oct 2016
  10. Weekend Testing Sessions (India/Europe/Americas)
  11. Blog Feeds on Testing, Management etc.
  12. Ted Talks
  13. Podcasts
  14. Recorded Testing Conferences.
Few More in progress...Stay Tuned!!

Book Reading's to Relax:

In Progress ... Stay Tuned!!

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Awards/Certificates

  1.  Above and Beyond Award from Unilog -- July 2016
  2. SQL Tutorial for Beginners -- Udemy -- Oct 2016
Travel
  1. Kothapeta, East Godavari (Andhra Pradesh) after 1-2 years.
  2. Hyderabad (Telangana) almost 6 times.

Movies & Dine

One New Film & New Dine Place per Two Months :)

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Are you Interviewing Testers ?

Are you recruiting or interviewing testers? - Then hear is my little experience shared.

I usually get mails to take interviews for my team. Due some constraints like More focused on Work (or) its on Automation testing. I dont want to be a Fake interviewer asking which i dont know (nor) i din't have thinking energy to ask questions.



I never look from where the interview candidate came from (Location / Reference), as its biasing objects.

Recently, I had an interview scheduled. Usually, when any candidate attends - I hear the same answers:
"I have brushed up the concepts two days, I have went for training XXX at Bangalore, I heard it but i dont remember"

Yes, we all forget the definitions. We never use them while testing the real-time applications. 

My Thoughts to take Interview is:
Give a Web Application or Mobile Application or Web App to test for 30 mins 
and Find out the Issues or Bugs or Questions.
This is what candidate needs to do , when selected.

But due time constraints and resource (not people - Machines) to arrange, Its hard task to interview with my thought process.


So, I took the interview to candidate with real-time example scenarios to write and test it with IMAGINATION, as its very important to test in real user foot steps.

And Surprisingly, I get information that candidate is referred by ABC Person and later Candidate tells to ABC Person - Interview was tough!


Then i asked a friend, who recently attended an interview - He said, they gave Multiple choice questions from ISTQB papers. - I had no comments, what to say!


Its sad, but true that a lot of testers either interview in this traditional way or get interviewed in this way.

Hope a day in my career will come where i attend/take interviews while testing a real-time applications.

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