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October, 2010

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October 29, 2010  12:24 PM

The IT Files – James Christie – Part II

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Part I   What are some lessons you have learned about testing that you wish you had known long ago or you wish...

October 28, 2010  2:00 PM

The IT Files – James Christie – Part I

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

The first person to be interviewed for “The IT Files” is James Christie from Scotland. He is a freelance Software Tester and has more than 24 years of commercial experience ranging from test management, information security management, project management, IT audits, systems analysis to...


October 27, 2010  7:10 PM

Marching Towards Crunch Time

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Every tester has had to deal with crunch time during the test phase. Testing is always towards the end of the development cycle and invariably something goes wrong upstream that causes the testing crunch at the end. There could be various reasons for this crunch time: Budget cuts, scope creep,...


October 25, 2010  10:36 AM

The IT Files – Chat with James Christie

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

The IT Files   I will be starting The IT Files series which will present one-on-one conversations and interviews with Information Technology Professionals. These conversations will be informal chats on topics ranging from industry practices, job market, career development, skills to...


October 24, 2010  1:30 PM

Metric Goof Ups

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Metric Goof Ups

Companies depend on metrics to manage their businesses. Metrics can measure failures or successes, it can help with showing trends or progress. It helps create baselines upon which changes can based on. Since the companies depend so much on metrics its important to get...


October 22, 2010  10:09 AM

Mentors and More

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Mentors and More

My first post was more neutral about the "how and why" of mentoring. Here I am going to talk about my mentors.

My mentors

They have been people I work with or have worked with. I have worked with several people over time. They have really helped me develop on...


October 20, 2010  7:20 PM

Mentors @ Work: Why and How to Find one

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Are you a person who likes to learn, enhance your skills, advance in your job or are looking for a job and don't know where to start? The best way to approach this is to find a mentor.  Mentor is a trusted counselor or guide. They take you under their wing and help your quest. They are more than...


October 18, 2010  1:26 PM

HP Quality Center 10 Dashboard: My take on it

Shilpa Venkateshwaran Shilpa Venkateshwaran Profile: Shilpa Venkateshwaran

Dashboard is my favorite feature with the HP Quality Center 10 upgrade. Test managers can now sit back and get information on any project they want or can compare data across projects using this feature. It is easily customizable and can be used to view data on a single dashboard page. The...


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