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Deepak Dhar
Deepak Dhar

Deepak Dhar

Practice Head / Manager Quality Engineering

PSI

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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
My father is a retired Bank Manager SBI, and mother a housewife. I’m the eldest of their two children.
Tech trends to watch out for
I am keenly looking into Agile and Cloud technologies and trends like crowd testing, Risk Based testing and Exploratory testing ways. These Trends are emerging ways of doing testing in fast continuos changing requirements.
A Fine Balance:
I start my day with identifying the priorities, then Start by evaluating my relationship to work. Then apply specific strategies to help me strike a healthier balance.

Married to your work? Consider the cost
Most Important Decisions
I started my career as a developers, lecturer but then after investing around 1 yr i found my abilities towards perfection and quality and now for the last 8 yrs i m in testing and now handling a team of test engineers, automation people, process analysts.
Plans for the Future
I am eagerly looking to move to VP Quality Engineering position in next 5 yrs and would like to setup my own IT company. Also have dreams to open food chain across india atleast.... I m foody actually :)
Areas for the Future
There are couple of specializations:
1. Domain certifications
2. Agile / Scrum Masters
3. ITIL
4. PMP
Required Reading
Google is the best book :)
Role Model
Two people have really impressed me:
1. Tarun Rajput: Director Quality Engg, he hired me as Test Consultant in his project. He was a hard master but his mgmt skills were fabulous.
2. Sashi Reddy: Founder and CTO of AppLabs
Changes in the industry
Today testing patterns, development models, cloud and virtulization has revolutionized the testing industry....these were just infants when i started testing.
Degrees that Matter
ISTQB / CSTE
Automation Certifications
Domain Certifications
Agile testing certification
TMMi
Most Important Lessons
•Be truthful and patient.
•Do not compromise on learning, give it more importance than Salary. Not that you should compromise much on Salary
•Take criticism on your work as feedbacks to improve.
•Give more importance to what the end user of the product wants, he is after all the one who will pay
Current and Previous Responsibilities
Project Management, People Management, Process & Performance Monitoring, Pre-Sales, Planning and Strategy, Framework designing, Trainings and Recruitment etc
Points of inflection
We live in an age in which the pace of technological change is pulsating ever faster, causing waves that spread outward toward all areas. This increased rate of change will have an impact on you, no matter what you do for a living. This will bring new competition from new ways of doing things.
Essential Advice
If you have aptitude for quality and perfection and zeal to outshine and ready to do extra hard work only then join testing.
Parting thoughts
My advice to all techologiest : Always be down to earth in your behaviour and open to learn new things even if the person is junior.
Also whether you are working for big giant or small company respect your work and quality and not brand. Bcoz knowledge is supreme and make you independent, success
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