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Weekends — a much needed time for Entrepreneurs

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  The truth is when you are an entrepreneur there is no weekend and it’s not by any compulsion but because of the passion, you have for your startup. The majority of the entrepreneurs would echo this line of thought. If you are an entrepreneur and taking the weekend off then maybe you are just in a glorified job with no boss to report to. All days are the same! For entrepreneurs, work is their passion, their life, their baby. It’s for a reason you have left a few things behind to venture and create it. In fact, work is not really a work per se, it’s their passion. When you initially started, all days are the same, there is no Sunday or a Monday, all are just the same. You put in innumerable hours to read, to enhance, think, and discuss the plan, and execute. So practically there is no work-life balance for entrepreneurs. It’s just about the idea and execution. Entrepreneurs have a vision in front of them and you chase it with all your passion and energy. It takes a significant

What a QA role in TestVagrant looks like?

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Disclaimer : Not a post to promote my Org. Read it if you want to understand what we do at  TestVagrant  and what you can expect from your career as a QA here. Almost 4 years back we created the company called  TestVagrant  and the prime intention was to make testing very intelligent and innovative. We want to make testing lean, more efficient, foster intelligence in solution which we owned and built. We wanted to challenge the assumptions of the testing and create something which is more intuitive and value addition to the software development process. And this happens when you own the design when you can influence it and change it based on the knowledge and skill you have acquired over a period of time. End of the day we wanted everyone to believe in the work they are doing, enjoy the work, experiment with what they are learning and have the courage to question the status quo and above all feel free to implement their ideas. We code to test and make testing faster and accurate. G

Feedback — the key to improvisation

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The hardest part of any process is “ improvisation ”. A couple of days back I was pairing with my son (4 years old) on his school homework and there were a couple of realizations or new learning for me.  While I was telling him what is right and how to do it rightly, he was less willing to hear and was kind of sure that what he knew was right.  It made me think that taking feedback doesn’t come naturally .  Read more here ...   https://medium.com/@nishuverma/feedback-the-key-to-improvisation-1a0c8dd36166

Get a Free Test Automation Assessment

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Fellow dev & QA's willing to improvise their test automation effectiveness, take up our quick 5 minutes survey and get a custom report with pointers to improvise your test automation strategy.   Link here:  http://bit.ly/2nns4PV

One characteristic that can help you stand out!

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Every one who is in a competitive world wants to stand out and gets identified as a valuable person to the team, to the organization and to the external world, unless he/she thinks they are obliging the company by their presence (Pun intended).                                                   Courtesy: Google Image search  Then why in a team of 3 or more generally only one gets identified as a most valuable contributor or maybe just 2. This is not a “how to post” for beating the competition, neither it will help you be more productive. It will do nothing of that sort, just to set the expectations right. Ever wondered why most of us put in the same amount of effort but the only handful of people gets noticed. One of the key characteristics which a person need on a day to day life to stand out is “ diligence ”. While running the company for 4 years and having been able to interface with many people on the day to day basis, I clearly felt that people who put in diligence in

Introducing Optimus Dashboard

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Make your mobile test automation more intelligent with the help of Optimus Dashboard. Reach out to me in case you want a free POC for your mobile app. Read up more on Optimus here:  https://github.com/testvagrant/optimusTemplate

Developing a mobile app, why your chance of success is only 0.01% ?

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Gartner projects that by 2018, less than 0.01% of consumer mobile apps will be considered financial successes.  The challenge of mobile apps is not how to develop but how to test and how much to test when you are on your toes with competitors shipping product enhancements every week or two. Image below (pic courtesy: comScore) expresses the spectrum which is a part of the problem to be addressed by your testing strategy. Read up my blog on how you can increase your chances of success  https://goo.gl/FqwAVp