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Ravi Sinha

Ravi Sinha

Sr. Test Manager
GlobalLogic
 
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The Journey : Early Days to How I Got Here
I started my career as a Software Developer at Apple Publishing Centre and then changed the domain to Software Testing. I really enjoyed working in Software Testing domain so much that I never looked back. Currently, I am working as Test Manager at GlobalLogic.

My first testing project was on H323, VoIP and SIP Protocol in one of the Product Company & my development background helped me a lot during testing assignment. I have worked on several projects on multiple platforms and domain which includes Ecommerce, billing solution, logistic control platform, Mobile & health care.

My expertise lies in Test Management, Project Management, Quality Control, Agile Methodology, Scrum Master, Mobile Application Testing and Quality Assurance.
Two Years Down the Line
I am doing my M.S in Quality Management Systems and planning to work as consultant in Quality Assurance, Project Management & Analyst to leverage my knowledge in software industry and process improvement practices. This will take at least 4 to 5 years from now.
What I Learnt Along the Way
Important lessons that I have learnt from my profession is that one should be ready to learn new technologies and adapt to work in rapidly changing business environment and always be hands on with technology and keep adding domain knowledge.
Changing Days: Lessons Learnt
I started as developer and moved into software testing. Today, I am working in the capacity of QA Manager which requires me to spend time on people management, customer interaction, Improvement in Process & Analysis, Imparting knowledge and do R & D in some or the other technical areas.
Trends to Watch Out For
Technology is changing rapidly and I see lot of potential in Ecommerce, BFSI, healthcare and Mobile application domain, Network & Security & Performance.
My Advice If You are Starting Out
I would suggest the person to read the articles, books on Software testing and some basic course on Software testing to understand and develop the testing concepts.
Must Focus Areas For the Future
Some of the Areas of Specializations are Banking & Finance, Health Care, Telecom, Social Networking, and Security & Performance, Cloud.
Do We Need Certifications?
I have done some of the certification during my professional career. CSM certification is one of them done (Certified Scrum Master) and it helped me executing the Agile Project in better way. Tester at initial stage can start with CSTE (Certified Software test Engineer) or ISTQB.
Books/ Websites I Recommend
There are many books:

1. Software Testing by Ron Patton
2. Testing Applications on the Web: Test Planning for Mobile and Internet-Based Systems - Hung Q. Nguyen Robert Johnson Michael Hackett
3. The art of software testing - Glen Ford J Myers
4. Lesson Learned in software testing - Cem Kaner, James Bach

Links:

1. http://www.sqaforums.com
2. http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com

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