We have just finished our joint project with SCIgen guys, outcome may be accessed here. Should you have any questions regarding the publication, please contact me. To SCIgen staff: it was a good job, congratulations.
How to lead the change of an organization without having direct control on them? I have a success story, I’ll share it with you soon.
Today we started our “family firm”, providing the following services: advisory in software development, quality and change management, operation of a rent-a-flat and guest house, child care and skill development for children Horizontal diversification is OK.
According to my 2011-2012 statistics hiring a software tester requires 5 interviews. An interview requires 5 CVs. This year we have to manage a growth again, 12+ vacancies are in H1 2013. This would require 60 interviews and 300 CVs. It’s pain to even think about that. Last year’s statistic showed some other issues. WeContinue reading “Assessment Center”
Today we have finished the hugest recruitment campaign I have ever done. In November we needed to fill FTE headcounts of 7, and in February another 14 headcounts had been opened. All of them were QA and testing related. The first challenge was to define the structure we filled, together with the required competences. ThenContinue reading “Recruitment”
In November I started a reorganization. On 1st November, 2011, I announced the change to the team as soon as it was accepted by the management. I wanted to apply a mixture of two management styles: management by system, and management by objectives. In previous situations I used management by exception instead of objectives, butContinue reading “Next step”
Hej! Feltehetőleg azért látogattatok el erre az oldalra, mert kaptatok tőlem egy – ilyen magatartást javasló – üzenetet. Többen kaptatok ilyet, ha körülnézel az irodában, lehet, hogy a többiek is ezt a lapot nézegetik. Lényeg a lényeg, azért szóltam néhányatoknak, mert egy kisebb bővülést tervezünk, és ehhez szükség van különböző területeken jó szakemberekre. Olyanokra, mintContinue reading “Szolgálati közlemény!”
Two weeks ago (as I posted here) I have got a team again. Of course I had seen what is coming, so I was able to prepare to drive the change smoothly. There were many issues I wanted to solve immediately. One and the most important issue was that the former manager and I haveContinue reading “Reorganization”
In 2007 & 2008 I used to provide ISTQB CTFL trainings many times. In a company (its name cannot be mentioned) we assessed the skills of all testers early this year, and proposed to send almost all testers to pass the exam on foundation level. Cost of getting a trainer would have been too highContinue reading “ISTQB Training – success story”
Back to the future. I’m promoted to be Quality and Test Manager again. This is the job I always loved to do. It was a long ride to get here again, but I succeed. The last one-and-a-half year was like licking the honey-mug outside. I was able to see the opportunities, but it was hardContinue reading “Quality and Test Manager”