Some time ago I had the chance to work wuth a development team which had separate QA resource. The team was working in the standard "over the wall" mentality. Developers do stuff, QA engineers pick it apart and so on.
I heard a phrase which really gave me pause:
"QA is working on behalf of the customer"
This sounds great, the QA engineers really take ownership of thinking about the customer. What does it say about the development team motives? Aren't they thinking about the customer?
In the teams I have helped shape I have always avoided dedicated QA because I suspect it creates an environment where people defer responsibility. On the other hand it might mean that a stretched development team can roll out faster as they can rely on QA to catch the issues. That might sound plausible but in the world of ever accelerating deployment can manual testing really keep up?
One of the great pleasures of my role is to start hiring a technology team. The first role we are trying to recruit for is a 'Full Stack Developer'. We will also be hiring for Android and IOS developers too so watch this space.
We were really lucky to be able to find two really strong candidates who have a wealth of experience. Exciting times!
One of the hardest things to rationalise are random acts. Today I found someone had pushed my motorbike over. Unfortunately there was quite a bit of damage. I still need to strip down the rear fairing which is cracked, but the damage already stands at over £350.
With insurance premiums spiralling and excess now nearly half the value of the bike, maybe it is time to let it go. You just can't keep anything nice.
- Attending conferences and fairs.
- Researching top companies via lists from sites like glassdoor and the guardian top graduate employers lists.
- Through my network trying to identify potential companies.
- Introduction Email.
- Initial Call.
- Send CV.
- On Site Interview(s).
- Proposal Meeting.
- Offer Review.
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