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Priyanka Naveen
Priyanka Naveen

Priyanka Naveen

Quality Engineer

Extramarks Education Pvt. Ltd.

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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
Well, I am from a middle class North Indian family, having a simple life style.
Role Model
On personal level, it's my mother. She is a home-maker, an iron lady and a pillar of strength.
In outside world, I like people who are self-made like APJ Abdul Kalam Ajad, N R Narayana Murthy, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg just like my father,...
Changes in the industry
I have spent almost 4 years in IT Industry as a Testing Professional. Earlier, the focus was only towards product development, which is now shifting towards product quality... and hence much more importance is given to QA people.
Required Reading
There are many options available:-
a. For getting insight into the world of testing
(i) http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/
(ii) http://www.onestoptesting.com/
b. For automation testing, there is a "Automation Testing" by Saurabh Chandra
c. N last but not least, internet is the ultimate key
Currently working at
Working as a Quality Engineer that involves designing and development of Test Strategy, Test Plans and Test Cases. Responsible for automating the test-scripts provided by the manual test team
Most Important Lessons
Work Smart...
The Journey So Far
It has been quite an enriching experience, where I was able to hone and capitalize my skills as an IT Professional, thanks to my seniors and colleagues...
Points of inflection
There are lots of such points and many have still to come. But, most important of them was the decision to left my job as a Corporate Trainer in CDAC to make a career in Software Testing. And today, I am quite happy with it.
Degrees that Matter
Well certifications/degrees do help. But in the end it all comes down to your own analytical and logical skills.
Essential Advice
It is the most challenging aspect in Product Development Life-cycle. Software Testing is an art more than just debugging. It is a trade-off between budget, time and quality.
Plans for the Future
Doing research on how to make QA/ QC process more reliable by consuming lesser time...
A Fine Balance:
I always believe in prioritizing the things,... be it professional or personal !!
Most Important Decisions
Never love the organization you work for, but always love the work you do. I learnt this at quite an early stage of my career but in a very hard way.
Parting thoughts
Always enjoy the work you do and always try to be innovative in approach
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