Guest Lecture on Software Testing Skills at SRMS CET&R, Bareilly

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“Discovering the unexpected is more important than confirming the known.”
— George E. P. Box

Date: March 28, 2018
Speaker: Mohd. Faraz, Senior Software Engineer, Accenture
Venue: Mini Auditorium, SRMS CET&R, Bareilly

A thundering round of applause by the audience in Mini Auditorium, SRMS CET&R, Bareilly was followed by Dr. Rajesh Tyagi, Academic Co-ordinator, presenting a bouquet to the speaker Mohd. Faraz, Senior Software Engineer, Accenture. Department of CSE/IT under CSI Student Branch conducted a guest lecture on the topic “Software Testing Skills along with sharing updates on current opportunities from the industry”

Mr. Faraz said that any software tester in the software industry requires two kinds of key skills. They are the technical skills and the soft skills. Being a tester without any technical or required testing skills has no place in the software industry and similarly without possessing the soft skills one cannot grow in the software industry. The technical skills are important to perform basic testing and other related tasks at work. However, the soft skills are equally important as it applies to the work approach and defines one’s approach towards work, life, problems, etc. In the field of Quality Assurance, it is truly said “Communication is the key to success”. Since tester has to deal with so many different teams and most of them are remotely located. It is very important to have a proper communication channel among them. Whether it is a bug to report, explanation of a road block or clarification on an ambiguous requirement, tester has to communicate with respective business analyst, developers, client, and sometimes end user. When you have good communication skills, you eliminate ambiguity and misunderstanding while talking to the different teams. Also, most of the issues which arise due to communication gap would be at par.

He emphasized that being a software tester, you need more than just knowledge. When a bug is found by the client, no one asks “who coded this?” but “who tested this?”. Testing is more of a responsibility and tester should have more than just the testing skills. Presentations and queries session made it more interactive and interesting.

The guest lecture concluded with Ms. Harshita Saxena proposing a Vote of Thanks and Mr. Shailesh Saxena, Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering/Information Technology presenting a memento to the esteemed speaker.

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