I've been in Software QA for about 10 years. I've only worked in startups (5-15 people), or small groups in large corporations where I've been the only QA person. I never had a QA mentor, so I learned as much as I could by reading books and going online and applying whatever I could (in the time allotted). Also, I've never had formal QA training as the companies couldn't afford to send me (time and money). Over those 10 years I've touch on requirements, project management, testing and test planning. Unfortunately, each of those aspects in the small companies I've been in weren't followed in a structured way. Random processes lead to random results which leads to burnout. I feel it is time for me to move out of the startups and into an area where I am going to learn about best practices. I'm just not sure of the types of companies I should be pursuing. I have a feeling it will be a large company that already has an established QA group. I just don't know where to start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
March 6, 2008 11:12 PM
July 19, 2008 7:15 AM