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June 23, 2011  10:29 AM

The IT Files – Parimala Shankaraiah – Part 3



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files

What do you do when you are not working? I spend time with my family, especially my kids. I also love to read books and go on long walks. And lots of sleep :)   What is a skill or strength that sets you apart from others? Emotional Intelligence and...

June 23, 2011  10:26 AM

The IT Files – Parimala Shankaraiah – Part 2



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers

Quality – what is your definition or understanding? Quality is about keeping customers happy and satisfied, making them keep coming to you for more and who wouldn't mind paying you more for solving their problems. Appears to be an open ended question. I hope I did some justice...


June 23, 2011  10:25 AM

The IT Files – Parimala Shankaraiah – Part 1



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files

A name associated with initiating weekend testing. A name associated with writing about testing and not being afraid to express thoughts on testing and about testing. The name is Parimala. I was lucky to get to know her more and you can too. Read on.   Parimala Shankaraiah has eight years...


June 20, 2011  7:47 PM

The IT Files – Matt Heusser – Part 4



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files

"What do you do when you are not working?" I have two daughters that we home-school -- well, my wife home-schools, and I try to be supportive.  This year I coached a soccer team, watched a lot of softball games, and took plenty of children to ballet.  I'm also a member of a...


June 20, 2011  7:45 PM

The IT Files – Matt Heusser – Part 3



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files

"Quality – what is your definition or understanding?" Gerald M. Weinberg wrote that "Quality is value to some person"; my colleague Michael Boton added "... that matters" at the end. In other words, Quality is whatever the guy cutting the pay checks says is quality.  Our...


June 20, 2011  7:42 PM

The IT Files – Matt Heusser – Part 2



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Testers, The IT Files

"Any advice for new or young testers?" Now there's a tough question -- give general advice without any specifics.  That's a bit like a physician offering a prescription without examining the patient, isn't it? I suppose a doctor could offer some general advice; eat well,...


June 20, 2011  7:40 PM

The IT Files – Matt Heusser – Part 1



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, The IT Files

A name that you can always see in Software Test Pro site. A name that you can see busily helping/replying/mentoring on twitter. A name that never is shy to say what he thinks. A name: Matt Heusser. A consulting software tester and software process naturalist, Matt has spent his adult career...


April 28, 2011  12:34 PM

The IT Files – Pradeep Soundararajan – Part 5



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files

What do you do when you are not working?   Before my marriage, I locked myself up in a room and hardly did anything other than testing learning or practice. I had almost turned myself to a person who forgot how to communicate to people if the topic is not related to...


April 28, 2011  12:33 PM

The IT Files – Pradeep Soundararajan – Part 4



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files

Name your favorite book on Software Testing?   Jonathan Livingston Seagull & Lessons Learned in Software Testing.   Who is your hero? What (or who) inspires you?   I am taking the liberty of clubbing your questions and answering them...


April 28, 2011  12:31 PM

The IT Files – Pradeep Soundararajan – Part 3



Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files

Tell us about how you got into testing and what is it that keeps you here in this industry? Did you adopt testing or did testing adopt you?   I got into testing because an organization which liked my research work wanted to give me a job and the only opening they had...


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