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Sonia Ailawadhi
Sonia Ailawadhi

Sonia Ailawadhi

CTG Manager

Bavura Solutions

Changes In The Professional Environment:
Would definitely say that it has been changed a lot from People, Technology & Process perspective. Things have been changed drastically. Today we all are focussing towards optimization.
Degrees That Matter:
I would definitely recommend the key testing certifications like ISTQB, CSTE and PMP
Prized Accomplishment(s):
Adept at developing innovating solutions for testing programs. I have expertise in Consultative Solution development, Test Transformation and Pre Sales functions. My professional goals are to help clients to improve business and IT alignment to enable Testing to become a recognized value-adding service to the business
Professional Strengths:
Presales, Client Relationship, Test Delivery and Project Management
Test Consulting, Transformation Mgnt, Solutions designing & Accelerators developments for Testing CoE
Business Development Support on BFSI domain
The Decisions That Matter
In the initial start of my carrier I was given a choice of AS400 developer, but from starting itself I opted for testing as my stream. Today after 12+ Yrs of Industry exp I'm happy to be a part of testing world as it gives so many flavours and challenges to prove yourself in work. Being part of testing pre Sales, providing solutions, developing test accerlators and off course managing end to end deliveries have always helped me to take up business challenges.
Involvement in the Industry
Transformation Agent –is a key position within the testing organization, supporting the Transformation initiative of testing practice. This position requires an active participation as testing SME, transformation and change management tasks. The key responsibility of this position was to facilitate and drive dramatic improvement in the client environments. And it also required to work within the organization at all levels creating value and buy-in as the transformation lead and change facilitator
Plans For The Future:
I would definitely want to learn on upcoming testing technologies and would be interested in innovating new ideas in test arena.
Job Profile:
I am currently working as a Centralize Testing Group Manager in Bravura Solutions in Development and Industrialization of testing innovations, accelerating technology competency framework and providing thought leadership including consultancy in high strategic delivery projects. Being responsible for driving, managing and facilitating the testing initiatives and strategy across multiple product test teams and locations.
Required Reading:
I would recommend The Art of Software Testing by Glenford J. Myers, Managing the Test Process by Rex Black
Career Profile:
 Managing the overall delivery of QA work streams, knowledge transition and Delivery engagement
 Driving & publishing Quarterly/Monthly & Fortnightly Dashboards to Senior Management
 Responsible for driving & continuous improvement for overall testing Roadmap
 Liaising & Managing Vendor.
 Initiated & drive Knowledge management forums/portals and White paper contest within the test community.
 Creating and maintaining documentation for project management, delivery processes & standards
 Provide consultancy in driving automating the data migration stream & setting up the data model for BNYM data warehouse
 Managing compliance in monthly reviews internal & external.
Working Life Management:
Well I must say that I am a good Project Manager from Time Scheduling angle. I do ensure that I should get time for myself to enhance my self development, spend time with my family.
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