I have started to write this Blog from my little experience over Software Industries in
“To me the most important decision for a successful project is to choose right people at right time. Once you have a competent workforce, they should come up with what is best suited for them.”
This is right not only for SW development but also for all kinds of industries. But I don’t know Vaia whether you read the mails about ‘Lack of Quality People in IT Industry’ which was been discussed in SQABD few months ago.
Ok, let’s share some stories that I heard from one of my senior colleague. When he was in his previous company he used to take interviews to recruit new QA persons in that company. One of his most frequently asked question was: Why you want to join in QA? Mostly in reply he got answers like: “I need a job”, “I don’t know (or not good at) programming”, “Well I saw the advertisement and …….”, “It has a better offer (money)”, “Big company”, “Testing is easier than coding” bla bla bla… I guess these do mean something!
Well you can’t ignore these unless you change the view of QA and that must show the difference with Testers. QA’s task only to ensure the Quality of the Product but also to ensure the Quality of the Process (am I wrong?). I don’t know whether you met or not but I did, to whom Process is totally a new thing when they heard Process and even they question me back – ‘what is that?’ But I guess these should be in your considerations whenever you are thinking in perspective of
Well... well … I was in Process Maturity and now I’m with the recruitment, sorry. But recruitment should also be included in your process, in resource management plan. It should be defined in your process how much of the development gets delayed when you are in shortage of human resource (when someone from the team leaves the company) thus your success rate remains in a consistent state and you are not blamed from your management as they are getting as the process has been defined. And also recruitment time, quality, training these things also – so to get whatever is expected and process doesn’t get blamed and neither you.
Now one more scenario (also heard from my seniors): one big company (in
Now I have one question (I have my answers but it will be better to have some views from others) – Why processes are needed to be established in Software Development?