Thursday, February 23, 2012

Taylor Ward from TEKsystems Is Filling a QA Position in OKC

Here is another opportunity for QA work in Oklahoma City, If you are interested, see Taylor's information below.


TEKsystems® is the nation’s leading technology staffing and services company. Combining a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused approach to service delivery, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market, TEKsystems helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives.

With more than 25 years of experience, we annually deploy 70,000 technical professionals from 90 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Our capabilities include IT and communications staff augmentation and direct placement services; managed, project-based, and outsourced applications and infrastructure services; education services; and comprehensive workforce management solutions.

I am currently working for TEKsystems and I am looking to network with any and all IT professionals. I am a recruiter focusing primarily in the area of Applications. My goal is to provide our customers with the best technical talent in the OKC area. Please feel free to reach out to me at either of the numbers listed.Taylor WardTEKsystemsW: 405-254-9557C:

Our available opportunity:
TEKsystems is looking for a quality assurance professional who has 4+ years of QA experience to help spearhead their new testing department. Currently their team of 10-15 developers, the BA and the customer are responsible for testing the product. They want to separate testing into its own department. For now this candidate would be the only member of the testing team, therefore they are looking for someone who has a solid understanding of testing from conception to completion. Experience with test plans, test cases and test scripts needed. The qualified candidate would also have knowledge or experience in release management. This person will be responsible for functional testing, regression testing, release management/production control, and will eventually help them set up an automated testing environment. If interested please contact Taylor Ward at TEKsystems, 405-254-9557.

iFAQ - Infrequently Asked Questions

Today I was organizing test cases and was considering two alternatives. Ultimately, I decided on one course of action, but then thought. Am I going to remember why I chose A over B?

Where do you keep track of these 'Infrequently Asked Questions'? How often do you wish you had a place where you could look this up?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Do you feel like this some days...

I saw this today and have felt this way in the past... What could be done to change this?

Are You a QA Chef? (Or Do You Use Recipes?)

QA Chef
This type of person has done this work for so long, they 'just know' what is right. They take pride in being able to make adjustments to their souffle based on weather conditions. They know how much of any one ingredient to add using a combination of sight, smell and a bit of how they are feeling that day.

Taken to an extreme, they would be hard-pressed to provide an accurate recipe for someone else to follow. They also may be completely unable to cook anything outside their own kitchen.

Recipe Follower
This type of person is rule-bound. The recipe may have been used many times before, but the act of following it makes the outcome predictable.  There may be favorite recipes, but recipes are always used, even if they have to make one.

Taken to an extreme, they cannot deal with changes to context. If a new oven cooks differently, they have trouble adapting. If some ingredient is no longer available, they cannot find a suitable replacement.

So What?
How often are you the Chef? or the Recipe Follower? What are the benefits you see? And what pains do you experience? Could you change your approach and get a better outcome?