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Your quotes, my inspiration, a divine influence on my mind and soul.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

These quotes, which I found circumstantially either from an email, websites, periodic publications, movies dialogues or gossip. These quotes carries a divine influence on my mind and soul.

Thanks to you all for quoting in your email’s post script.

Kiran Kumar M (Wipro Technologies)

The desire to excel is exclusive of the fact whether someone else appreciates it or not. “Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency…

Neta, separations-ER Team, Wividus (Wipro Technologies)

If you fall, fall like a seed to germinate
but not like a leaf to die

Website – Desitorrents website

Dreams are not those which you get while sleeping, Dreams are those that don’t let you sleep..

Website Thank you Johnson!

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up – Mark Twain

Martin Sokol, ex test consultant from Telefonica o2 Germany

Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like you do when nobody’s watching.” And “Go confidently in the directions of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined

Chaak De – Bollywood movie – The seventy minutes (sattar minutes) – Mentor! As a team we heal or as a individual you die.

Wanted – Bollywood movie

Once I commited, I don’t listen to myself

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Walk when you talk…

September 29, 2009 1 comment

You must be impressed with the ‘Idea’ AD and this time it is back with the ‘Walk when you talk’ idea. Abhishek Bacchan, who appears as a doctor in ‘Walk when you talk’ AD, this is a definitely out of an ordinary AD, but then, I wouldn’t expect anything else from the “Idea” AD; I love to see the AD and it’s one of my favorite AD since it’s place in line with my emotion and I hope with some of yours emotion as well.

Is it just an AD in changing the health and mind-set of people or an AD to increase the mobile connection sales?

I’m not even sure whether you would call it just another AD or maybe a hidden message for doctors or traditional seasoned managers, whom I have correlated it after seeing this AD. The context of roles is different but the consciousness prescription is the same – “Practice what you preach” – “Walk when you talk”

So, would I like to be classified under “walk and talk” or “talk and talk”?

I certainly do not want to die yet another ‘talk and talk’ – preach and preach supervisor under at any context.

I have realized this time in Germany that I do not want to be a great tester, best supervisor, best test analyst but I do wish eagerly to be a “team-defender”, so that I can preach the team members what I have learnt from my mistakes for several years being a tester and on the deeper domain.

I also do not want to create and possess the best method of personal growth and make my profile very impressive in LinkedIn – yet I do want to keep my passion for testing skills’ alive in my profile. I don’t want to be treated just another resource for billable, but more to do with how valued I will be for the team.

I don’t like to create a bit of suspicious of skip level meeting amongst the team members, but I would like to be fairly judged by the team in written and having no known name or identity of the team members.

I don’t want to prove myself as an accomplished supervisor by showing sizeable numbers of direct-reports under my belt, but I’ll like to be the single point of contact for my team’s fear. I don’t want to be called as excel expert manager, who worries for numbers or percentages of work done, but I’ll like to be part of a self-management team.

I don’t want to be a clever supervisor, but I would like to be a fair and clear “team-defender”.

Now, please don’t think of this as a highly intellectual statement, I belong to the same class of individuals classified as tester, test lead, or test manager and know the importance and having the knowledge of the test operation, test management and as well as the painstaking, backbreaking, mind numbing effort that goes into making those pretty-looking presentations in PPT and every minute updating the spreadsheets. However, it is like one of those moments when some severity 1 and priority 1 defects falls in place from production and creates a panic at all level of management and you have to celebrate it by announcing it to the management that “We have verified the defect on-time” and my boss consciousness would have said “Hooo…the team has saved my butt, lucky by chance” and hence, here I’m a step closer to the blessed state of knowingly doing what I’m suppose to do along with my team members – “walk when you talk”

Well said by great Sir Ji, chief architect of India (CAI):

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching

You must be thinking, who the heck is great Sir Ji, CAI? Yes, you’re right!

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Packaged Application Testing CRM – Plug-and-Play

August 30, 2009 1 comment

Transformation – Building Packaged Application Testing offerings with application CRM aligned with product line Siebel, PeopleSoft, SAP, Oracle and with domain expertise like telecoms, manufacturing, banking & insurance will result in most complete packaged application testing CRM offerings for an IT service provider

Made of each other – Customer has no time for test drive. Customer now seeks a packaged application testing solutions from a vendor that offers a deep industry domain and application testing expertise on a specific product line.

A customer always looks for a unique combination of domain expertise, application solution and product line knowledge. Let’s provide a customer-centric test approach – Plug-and-Play.

Your solutions must fit in to customer’s imagination- your solutions and customer requirement should be made for each other

Gap – There is a huge gap between the way packaged application testing models actually work in practice and the way it is managed and modeled by other IT Companies. Competitive advantage is achieved not through command, resource control, resource allocation, and resource billable. Instead, it is realized through collaboration, communication, innovation and domain excellence in practical way.

It is a proven fact that transformation of business model leads to growth and creativity.

Let’s not learn at customer’s cost

Packaged application testing CRM center of innovation – We know, innovation happens at the intersections, but at intersection, do we have a practical approach to train our test team? Hence an IT vendor has to come out with a ‘Packaged application testing center of innovation’, a platform to share the practical insights within a packaged application testing team members. Test teams are not made of test skills alone, it is how the skills of individual team member intersect and interact at an innovation platform, which has a practical approach, positive mindset and infrastructure. Emphasized should be given more on understanding the business domain of your customer and training programs must be designed to transfer the industry-specific domain knowledge and experience in practical way

You’ll not only able to transfer the knowledge but also the experience to your test teams

Some of the practical approach could be:  “Clone CRM test lab”,  “Testing the tester”, “Test then develop”

Going forward, if you would like to transform your package application testing in a modern specialized structure format as provided above in brief ordinary blog, will have an extraordinary benefit, there could actually be two winners – You and your customer.

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