Well, I have not received them yet. This is the first company that I have worked for that gave me goals other than show up every day and do your job. I started late last year so my only goals were learn the software and they gave me a book to read, Surviving the top ten challenges of software testing.
I was just curious what kind of goals other QA members have.
I will post my 2007 goals when I receive them.
Well, when I have had this kind of thing, they mostly tended to be project or environment specific. For the one's that were not so specific as to be meaningless here, I recall stuff like:
- automate X% more of the existing manual test suite
- participate in some kind of QA industry group or event
- spend X amount of time actively mentoring junior coworkers (by preparing training materials, sessions, etc.)
- write better testcases for such-and-such application area
- streamline test lab setup procedure for handling new releases
While I was a test manager, one goal I gave everyone was to master writing defects. This particular environment had a problem with people not getting the picture of the correct way to do this simple task.