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http://www.linkedin.com/in/laurahensley

I absolutely love my job!

I am one of those rare individuals that gets to do what I absolutely LOVE: Test software and work with amazingly creative professionals every day! I go to work excited and pumped about changing, evolving, and designing ideas that impact countless numbers of people every day all day. My very nature loves to overcome (perceived) challenges and make a way where other's see no way or just give up. Those challenges become my springboard and fuel my creativity and thinking!

I get to create and collaborate, suggest and negotiate, learn and teach, lead and listen. It doesn't get any better than that!

My personal goal on stackexchange is simply to try to help others achieve their BEST solution. I am the one who gains from this! Plus I learn from others and apply solutions anywhere I can to further the business solutions I am responsible for, so it's a win-win for all.


Dec
10
answered What do you need to be a great QA Analyst?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
May
3
awarded  Yearling
Jun
11
answered QA Methodology: Do you retest every change on a new build or only changed code?
Jun
5
answered Teaching Quality Assurance (QA) Methods
Jun
5
comment Repeat/common Test steps in multiple test cases - to do or not to?
I was taught many years ago to write a test case so that someone coming in from another department could sit down and execute it. So I've kind of stuck with that all this time, but I'm not blind to it's redundancy either.
Jun
5
answered Looking for an excellent example of using a spreadsheet for test case management
May
3
awarded  Yearling
Oct
30
comment What are the main role and responsibilities of a tester?
Welcome to SQA Stack Exchange. Please see the FAQ sqa.stackexchange.com/faq. There are entire books devoted to this subject. If you can narrow the scope of your question, we can help you better.
Oct
25
comment In what phase or stage of the project should QA testing start?
No, Phil, it's all over the phone between managers and devs (or meetings I am not invited to). I am given a high-level idea of what the expectations are. With about 10% of new features, my Manager types up a 1-3 page document that will be given to customers for me to use as a very loose requirement; I end up QA'ing that too & returning it to him with corrections.
Oct
25
comment Dedicated or cross projects test team?
A + because I totally agree, esp. point 1. Each person having different strengths brings a different critical eye to the same code and thereby the potential for finding different bugs. While it is helpful to assign a 'lead' for each module or feature, it is infinitely more helpful for all testers to know at least a little about every feature.
Oct
25
answered In what phase or stage of the project should QA testing start?
Oct
25
comment What attitude or way of thinking should a good QA Tester possess?
I would also like to add this post sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3/….
Oct
25
comment Is there a guide or systematic way of writing test scenarios?
Great list! I would like to add review customer bug reports for coming up with effective test scenarios.
May
3
awarded  Yearling
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
answered Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?
Oct
14
comment Good resources for building a QA team
Ethel it sounds like you have great answers already. I just want to say how pleased I am that your new CIO is pro-SQA to the point of actually investing in the testing team (time, resources, etc). I would say upper management buy-in is over half the battle to quality improvement, and you guys have it. I hope his enthusiasm for SQA and testing is contagious.
Sep
14
comment Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?
We also use Excel. We also upload to Sharepoint.
Sep
9
revised Going from Development into QA?
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