Hi All, just registered. I've just taken over a large (at least I think it's large) QA organization of around 100 QA engineers in 3 continents. We enter system test in January. Half of me is thinking "what the heck did I get myself into" and the other half is going "bring it on!". No doubt interesting experiences will be had by all, hope to share some here and pick up some good info. Anyone else in the same phase?
I'm extremely familiar with the "Works as Designed" designation... I find it a rather amusing stauts - which is why I chose it for a handle. It's a joke, get it (never mind)... Anyhow the last Director jumped ship and I've stepped in. That's why I took over so late in the process.
I have to say, I prefer "Working as BADLY Designed".... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Good luck with the project.
I hope your regional (offshore) points of contact are good, else you could be in for a nightmare! Just make sure (if you haven't already) that you nail everything down ironclad and signed off - there's nothing like distance to encourage "undiscussed changes" in agreed process!
I agree with much of what KBEE01 says, also if you are looking for some useful information about various ways to manage large distributed test teams, there are some good articles within www.stickyminds.com in the powerpass content from various SQE conferences.
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