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Lakshminarayan Tv

Lakshminarayan Tv

Project Manager at IBM
 
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Family Background
I am married ,have a daughter who is 5 years old and a son who is 8 months. I lost my father 2 years ago to cancer.Have my mother and 2 brothers.
Role Model
Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji. He has brought holistic happiness to crores of people all over the globe through his Art of Living foundation.He is called the 'smiling Guru'.I feel to smile and make others smile too is the best thing that once can do in life.
Areas for the Future
SaaS Testing, Test Driven Developement, Agile Testing, Testing as a Service.
Most Important Lessons
Keep learning new and emerging trends in your profession, Be passionate and committed in your work, Maintain good professional network, Maintain good work-life balance.
Plans for the Future
Further growing technically and managerially
Most Important Decisions
Accepting software testing as my profession when it was offerred to me at very nascent stage of software testing. Working with both product and project companies which gave better exposure.
The Journey So Far
Started as a technical support person. Later worked in system implementation. Then started my career in testing and worked thru various roles of tester,test lead to the current manager role.
Points of inflection
Accepting software testing as a career at a very nascent stage of software testing field
A Fine Balance:
I Prioritise my work and work with focus and efficiency to complete it on or before time during work hours. I switch to a personal mode and spend time with family,friends and society during non-work hours. I do regular walking,practice breathing techniques of Art of Living.
Essential Advice
Be curious to learn new things. Sharpen your inter-personal skills. Develop patience and attention to detail. Focus both on technical and managerial aspects.
Degrees that Matter
CSTP - Certified Software Testing Professional. CSTM - Certified Software Test Manager. I recommend both of these certifications.
Required Reading
Book - Software Testing,Principles and Practices. Websites - www.stickyminds.com,www.siliconindia.com
Changes in the industry
It has grown from a stage where people were hesitant to be part of it to a stage where it has become one of the popular and sought after industries. It has grown from a stage where it was an obscure/small unit in a company to a stage where there are many dedicated companies to service customers.
Currently working at
Handling end to end Testing and quality. Managing all the 3 stake holders - team,customer,management.
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