Posted by: Shilpa Venkateshwaran
software development, Software Technology, Software Testers, The IT Files
Personal growth and continuous learning – how important is this in our times?
I keep on saying this to everyone. Without continuous learning you are just becoming older every day. In today’s times it is very important that you keep on learning and seek personal growth. Do not become old, become wiser.
Quality – what is your definition or understanding?
For me quality is satisfaction.
Six Sigma is usually successful in manufacturing. What is its role in software development and how have you applied it so far?
Six Sigma started as a tool for manufacturing industry. But the concept can be implemented in any process. If we see software development as a process, we can use Six Sigma to improve our processes. In HCL we have used this successfully to optimize our process and remove slackness. Our improvement ideas are happily accepted by our clients and being implemented. If you understand the core concept of Six Sigma, it can do wonders. Do not take Six Sigma as number; understand it from behavioural and cultural change perspective.
Name your favourite book on Software Testing?
Number of good books but I won’t name any particular book here. I am waiting for Pradeep Soundararajan to finish his book. Pradeep, are you reading this?
Who is your hero?
APJ Abdul Kalam – ex-president of India. He is such a good man and huge inspiration to youngsters in the country.