Here are some tips to learn those inside rules
Do you have insiders tips on how you learnt and got used to new organizations? IF so please do share.]]>
Release after release people modify very little and get it reviewed by the team. Everyone is happy and signs off. But as soon as something is gone wrong people go back to how come we missed in testing or what didn’t we do differently.
I would say start with how did you strategize to test this. What was your approach and did you think of everything you needed to before you started? Did you get everything you needed? Did the team and you understand the risks? Without knowing these using any template to document is not helping but causing harm. I am challenging my team to think of test plan differently. Look at a release draw a picture in your mind or paper and then write a document on what you want to communicate to the team, stakeholders and leadership. Don’t get caught up in the template of how a test plan should look like.
It can be half a page of write up or a mind map diagram or a 20 page PowerPoint. It can be anything you want it to be as long as you cover the basics and also communicate clearly what is it you are trying to do. Dont let a document or way of thinking or doing restrict you from doing what is right.]]>
The important part is to teach, lead and help you employees to be successful in what they do and their success is your success. The learning curve might be short or long depending on the employee and you may have to work more time to help them. But as a manager or leader your job is not to do others work.
Separating out what you role is from what your employees should do will help understand how you can be successful.]]>
I love collaborative environments but there has to be a balance between bringing everyone along and getting them to agree versus getting the work done. This is a skill that individuals have to work on as at times it gets frustrating that things don’t get done fast enough or they don’t get done the way we want to. To work in a collaborative environment we have to remember a few tips and if we keep these in mind we can be successful.
Working in collaboration is a skill and it doesnt take long to develop it. What are your experience with collaboration? Do you have tips to share?]]>
If you have other ideas please do share and enjoy earth day.]]>
Getting started in the new job though is fun and exciting its hard. Its been 3 months now and I still feel like I know very little. I will cross this bridge too. And in a few months I will be settled like I have been there forever. Start relationships from scratch is not easy and so if there is someone who started new at your job make sure you take a minute to say hello and make them feel at home. It cannot be easy to come into an organization and learn the culture, language and also do the job. Remember when they bring new ideas its not because they think the existing way of doing is bad but that they are also trying to learn and understand why things are done the way they are done.
Coming back to blogging… I am working for an organization that is really into blogging, sharing information and also collaboration. These are some of the things that are really motivating to start writing again. So I will try to be here more regularly to share my thoughts.
So here is to rest of 2012 and bloggin.]]>