My diary as a QA Engineer working with a distributed team

The software development arm of Zola Electric is a distributed team with its members working from about six (6) different countries and three continents. This, of course, comes with its usual peculiarities which include but not limited to: Mismatch in time zones Cultural differences  Many online pairing sessions and meetings  Frequent use of collaboration tools such as Slack, […]

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Preparing for ISTQB Advanced Level – Test Manager Certification Examination

Generally, professional certifications are designations earned by a person to demonstrate a standard level of skill, experience and expertise within a certain field. Beyond this, people write certification exams for various reasons.  Some hope that it boosts their chances of getting hired because they believe having a certification is an advantage compared to those who do not have […]

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Working towards a favourable Performance Evaluation

It was just like yesterday when the new year began with setting career and personal goals. Like every individual, organisations and teams have time-bound goals with objectives as well. In order to achieve these goals, these objectives are cascaded down to individuals as scorecards, KPIs and OKRs. With these, performance evaluation is done every now and then to […]

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Software Testing Interviews: Two sides of the coin

Interviews are a great avenue to connect job seekers to employers. Whatever the form a job interview takes; panel, online, or phone interview; its an opportunity for the employer to select a suitable candidate for a job role from a pool of shortlisted candidates. During which each candidate attempts to pitch or showcase himself as that suitable candidate. […]

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LAGOS TESTATHON 2019 RECAP

Over the weekend, about three hundred (300) Nigerian Software testers, Engineers and Tech Enthusiasts converged at the ZoneTech Park, Lagos for the 35th chapter of Testathon. Testathon is like a hackathon but for testers. It was organised by the Global App Testing team in conjunction with the Facebook Local Insights Team. It was a two-day event that hosted […]

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Working on a Project as the only Software Tester: The Journey and Lessons

Earlier this month, my team launched version 1.0 of our customer-facing app after about eight months of active development. The app is designed to help customers remotely control and monitor their alternative energy sources on their mobile devices. The app was developed for both Android and iOS users using Flutter. My team comprises of Backend developers, Platform engineers, […]

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ANST QA SUMMIT 2019 Recap

This was my first time speaking at a tech conference. I have always had cause to speak at small gatherings but not a room of about a hundred QA engineers, QA Managers and QA enthusiasts.  It was great rubbing minds with colleagues, making new friends and finally meeting many of the people I had previously interacted with on […]

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Enjoy The Process

Over the weekend, I was at my alma mater, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. During my visit, I couldn’t shake the nostalgic feeling I was getting. I recalled the challenges, pressures and demands I faced as an engineering student. Back then, I felt like the whole world was on my shoulders and was eagerly looking forward to graduating.  One […]

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