Maintenance of Quality Records in the (Tejas, Ecube) Quality of all Project deliverables
No major deviation on functional and technical aspects of deliverables Ensure Quality of Deliverables from the team, very Minimal or no defects as per norms – ensure first time correct delivery. Ensure Very minimal or no rework efforts on deliveries made. Checkpoints for Quality
Contributions to reviews (technical as well as process) Performing the role of review team leader Follow-up on rework Adherence to checklists (official and internal) Quality of Interaction with the Customer (Verbal and written; when directly interacting with customers) Timely and unambiguous clarification mails to Customer
Quality & Process
Preparedness for Telecons and inputs for Status Reports Quality of post delivery support Mastery over the Technology area of the project
Ability to comprehend customer requirements (Effective capture of Requirements) Evolving an appropriate Test Approach Ability to come up with Test definition/design (Ex., HSI) Quality of Test definition/design Support provided to the Team for requirement analysis, Test definition/Design, Implementation and various issues. Support provided for requirement analysis discussions with customer Contribution to requirement and test definition/design related discussions Completeness of test definition/design (Covering all requirements) Exhaustiveness of Test Design - covering Boundary cases, Race Requirement Analysis conditions, positive cases with all combinations and Negative cases. and Test Design Identification of the cases to be executed for regression Contributions to day-to-day project planning / Technical contribution to HSI/SWI/System test activities. Day-to-day validation and tracking of progress made by reportees
Ability to provide effective resolution to queries raised by reportees Timely identification and reporting of issues Ownership demonstrated in resolving issues Proactive ness demonstrated in taking up team issues and resolving it. Initiatives to resolve issues (before escalating) Adherence to Configuration Management activities Frequency and Effectiveness of Team Meetings Contributions to Look Ahead Meetings Quality of scripting of modules taken up Effective Defect reporting and tracking (Reviews as well as Testing) Completeness of traceability for all phases
Adherence to guidelines (test design, test script etc.)
Popularizing guidelines across the team. Identification and implementation of improvement initiatives. Provide Innovative solutions through technical expertise Project Implementation Effective planning of verification in the project Performance of Pre-Verification checks for modules done by your team
Ability to explain and clarify on work products of your team Steps taken for mistake proofing.
Proactive ness in sharing details and helping the verification team Contributions as a verifier across projects Quality of verification Timely completion of verification Coaching of new team members in effective verification Contributions for enhancements of checklists Effective Verification Innovations for evolving effective verification mechanisms
Ability to identify the support required for team members Division of work among team members Ability to motivate and keep the moral of team Sharing of workload of team members
Team Building & Development
Coaching of new/weak team members Timeliness and effectiveness of performance feedback to team members Facilitate interactions to resolve inter/intra project dependencies Identify Technical Training reqt and tracking development needs of team members. Idle time management of the team.
Self learning for developing in-depth knowledge in related areas (including tools) Develop knowledge in customer product CIDs architecture and modules knowledge – very good understanding and able to guide team and provide technical consultancy. Test bed knowledge – Gain all details required to understand the architecture, workflow of test bed. Conduct Internal Trainings for the team / Knowledge sharing across the team (at least 2 in HSI project) Contributions to in-house Magazines, paper presentations etc. (at least one for yourself) Assistance provided for proposals, requirements understanding etc. Technical Presentation at Group level and at Organization level Contributions to Recruitment Performing account level activities (backup, lab upkeep, tools and resources) Preparing case studies based on learning – Drive this activity and capture all the lesson learnt from the project and archive it.
Building Technical Depth/Expertise and Contributions to Organization
All the review records are stored in Tejas There were no deviation on function and technical aspects. I was understanding the modules to ensure the same. At the start of the activity, guidelines to be followed for that activity was communicated to the reportees to follow the same, during the course of the activity. Effective review were done to ensure quality delivery. Feedback was provided to the reportees on periodic basis, for them to be aware of the mistakes. Also, at the end of each Milestone, learnings were captured and discussed with the reportees to ensure non-repetition of the same in the next milestone. Post review comments incorporation, follow-up on the rework done, was taken up, where-ever needed. All the above helped the reportees to have less rework efforts and to make first time correct delivery.
The involvement of external reviewers was removed as our team managed to complete the review work within ourselves. Also, where-ever possible, review of work of other leads(Ekta) and other teams (System Test by Ravi C S) was done as well. Constantly provided suggestions to the supervisor regarding process improvements (moving out the shared docs to a desktop, re-organization of shared folders in the desktop, Central point of contact for IMG) All the above resolved some of the issues which team members were facing and helped them in day-to-day work.
Participated in the Telecons with all the data points and provided inputs for the status reports, as per need.
Since this was a new domain, when-ever, spent time in understanding the technology and about the project
I was able to understand the requirements, provide guidance/support to the team members, whenever needed. Participated in T-cons/discussions related to ECAM, BITE, LPG-CSS and provided suggestions/clarifications, as needed Ensured that all the requirements as provided by the customer were covered and positive/negative test scenarios were test documented and test scripted
Participated in project planning, provided suggestions in effective planning. Tracked the daily work by the reportees and initiated alternatives/reschedule of the plan, whenever there was a possiblilty of schedule slippage. Whereever possible, the issues were resolved by myself. Incase I was held up with priority work/was unaware of the technology used, I was able to identify the correct resource to be approached and get the blockages out-of-way. Any issues, in terms of schedule slippage, enivironmental issues where identified and whereever possible, the solutions were provided as well.
The project related and people related issues were resovled and the same was informed to the manager for his reference. During release related activities, the CM related guidelines were adhered to (in terms of assigning label, checkout/checkin etc…) Conducted weekly meetings with team members. Issues raised during the meetings were resolved. Guidelines were given, whereever possible/needed.
At the end of each Milestone, verified that the all the requirements of that milestone were indeed taken into account during the Milestone.
Ensured that, the reportees adhere to the guidelines provided, as mentioned in Objective-1 Set up the guidelines across the team to be used during Test case design phase, Test procedure development phase. Also, set up the guidelines to be followed (in terms of understanding the various docs. To be read), while performing in a particular activity. Also, set up the guidlines for Email communication, norms to be followed for day-to-day work Suggested a lot of improvements that could have been implemented in day-to-day work. Where-ever possible, initiated and completed the initiatives.
Checklists were used to track the verification activity Guidelines were provided and ensured the implemention of same, as described in Objective-1 Guidelines were provided. In weekly meetings, had discussions regarding project related topics to create general awareness among the reportees, regarding the project Provided techincal guidance regarding support tools used and clarified the doubts regarding the same. All the necessary details as needed by the verification team was provided. Had a offline meeting with the verification lead to understand the requirements related to verification process and communicated the same, to the entire team to avoid deviation from the same. I was able to do the verification for modules handled by other leads(GAL:Ekta) and for other projects (ECAM:System Testing) Checklists were used to track the verification activity All the verification activities were completed in time, before the delivery.
Provided support to the reportees in the following aspects: Provided guidance about SCM and signifcance of the same Provided guidance about Email Etiquette and ensure that the same was followed consequently. This helped in better coordination and communication in the team. Provided guidance about Unix/Linux commands to the team. This would help them during execution phase on TestRig During work-allocation, ensured that all the team members were evenly loaded. Post-review, the helped the team members, by incorporting the review comments online. This helped them, in sharing their load. Appreciated the good work done by the reportees and the same was communicated to the manager as well. Also, taken into account, the aspirations of such team members, who show pro-active interest wrt the project. This helped those team members to be encouraged and motivated. When a new member joined the team, provided him guidance regarding the project, activity and norms followed in the team. This helped the team member to get trained quickly and startoff with the work
The team members were constantly updated regarding their work. The positives and improvement areas for each team member was communicated and provided assitance, as per their requirement. The learnings during different phases of the activity were also captured, discussed and efforts were put, to ensure the same mistakes were not repeated. Identified the various experts across various Airbus projects and helped the team members in interacting with the consultants on the need basis. Identified and took-up some of the technical trainings needed to the reportees and the team (SCM training to the reportees and UNIX training to the entire team)
Understood about A380 project, the modules involved, RT Tool, Test Bed, usage of Doors, delivery process involved, usage of SCM Tool The knowledge was shared across the team members and held discussions to have a common understanding regarding the same.
Had trainings for the team on SCM tool usage in the IT industry and topics related to UNIX to the entire team.
During the initial phases of the project, helped in recruitment process as well. There were no major comments during the Verification activity