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I am offered a position as a QA lead, which is a big-big step up for me.

I would appreciate some feedback, heads-up, suggestions, certify and considerations when tackling such a responsibility.

What is expected of the QA lead:

  • Implement software testing process from scratch: how to test, what to test, what tools, what responsibility
  • Evaluating the development process and suggesting points for improvement
  • Creating ecosystem of unit, integration, system, load, penetration and regression test suites and mocks. Which is durable, low maintenance required and scaling up is simple
  • Create a process where QA and Dev are closely coupled. Meaning that from test plan to requirements to test cases to actual test results and bug- all are traceable and seamless

Note: Yes, I am definitely under-qualified for the position, but the company is OK if I learn everything along the way, but first results are expected during the first quarter.

Note-Note: Yes, there are similar questions, but since I am responsible both for QA and Dev processes, I asked a separate question.

closed as too broad by Niels van Reijmersdal, IAmMilinPatel, NarendraC, Bharat Mane, Ivan Gerasimenko Oct 6 '16 at 10:43

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Your question is very broad, but I would like to answer a bit on one of your notes.

Note: Yes, I am definitely under-qualified for the position, but the company is OK if I learn everything along the way, but first results are expected during the first quarter.

Are you really under-qualified? From your list of tasks it seems you have a clear goal, which sounds perfectly fine to me. 70% of the people have to overcome the Impostor Syndrome. You are more perfect for the job than you think you are.

Just take small steps, try to change one thing at a time, until it becomes a routine. Adapt your goals with any information you gain while executing these small steps.

  • Thanks! The Impostor Syndrome really opened my eyes. And also probably the main issue was that I could not dissect my issue into small steps. – German Mumma Oct 10 '16 at 7:11

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