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Anup Nair

Anup Nair

Senior Test Manager
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About Anup Nair's family

We moved to Mumbai in 1987 from Kerala. My mother is a teacher, father works in a petrochemical company. My wife is a doctor, have two children. I have a younger brother who is based out of Bangalore and is an interaction designer.
The Journey So Far
Started my Career as software developer and then moved into Software testing domain. Stepped the ladder from test analyst,senior tester,test lead to senior test manager.Currently working with Zurich insurance UK as a Senior Test Manager
Degrees that Matter
Yes definitely. These certifications help you improve your domain knowledge and skills. I suggest ISEB certifications all levels are really valuable
Current and Previous Responsibilities
Current role is very challenging as entire project team is in different geographical locations. Along with management its also an engagement role.To ensure that the project milestones are hit well in time it has to be assured that all are kept communicated properly and all required processes are adh
A Fine Balance:
Treat your life as a project and execute it successfully the way we deliver software projects☺ I usually ensure to have a realistic project plan in place so that one can enjoy the life outside work and at the same deliver the project with quality within the timeline
Most Important Lessons
Be sincere at your work and finally its your work that should speak for you. One should maintain a self assessment tracker for career development and appraisals Attitude,dedication,sinceratiy and learning interest will always mark you as a successful professional
Areas for the Future
Agile Test Methodolgy,Cloud computing,Automation
Role Model
My father. His professionalism, and workmanship is unbeatable. He is a person with very strong and rooted ethics, and that has helped me in career.
Tech trends to watch out for
So many new technologies emerge in the market but the trend I have see happening is customizing these technologies or test strategies as per the need of the project.So I believe customization or tailoring of the technologies as per the project nature and need will make the project successful
Required Reading
Iseb certifications and the tutorial Agile Testing By Lisa Crispin
Essential Advice
It is very important to have the testing psychology in mind.Try to relate software testing to any real life product testing you might perform.Start with ISEB preparation that will give you lot of knowledge on software testing.Testing is an aret of creative destruction
Plans for the Future
Leading the entire test and capability center for a company.
Currently working at
Working as a Senior Test Manager with Zurich Insurance UK.My Role involvbes ensuring that all project milestones are met ,Entry and exit criteria between each testing phase and defect managment
Changes in the industry
It has changed a lot as lot of new technologies have emerged and use of automation has increased in the field of software testing..Agile methodology and its entryt intio testing was another big change.
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