Quality Assurance

IT Professional

Project Management
SDLC Process & Business
Quality Assurance

I have focused on software quality for the past 15 years of my career. Expertise has been honed by working with companies of various sizes and cultures and leading QA teams. Prior to specific quality related roles my system engineering and system development work was done in the culture of strict quality requirements for Department of Defense and nuclear plant systems. Quality software development has been my career.

Full life-cycle experience for software development has been acquired during my career as I have worn many of the hats that represent the various roles that contribute to software development. The breadth of my SDLC experiences has greatly contributed to my ability to provide valuable contributions as a consultant supporting SDLC improvement efforts.

Software Quality must be considered during all phases of any software develelopment life cycle.  Quality Assurance is concerned with the prevention of defects and then the detection of those defects that could not be prevented.

Contact me to:
  • Provide mentoring and services to improve product quality and mitigate risks by working with your quality assurance (QA) team to influence product quality across the enitre software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Develop quality program philosophy, goals, direction, organization and management. IV&V test and evaluation, resolution of issues, test program budgeting and status presentations, hardware and software testing, organization of test team activities, test plans and procedures development and review, QA program plans and procedures development, implementation and review, real-time simulation environment for user acceptance testing of hardware and software
  • Direct comprehensive functional, usability, performance, and security testing, planning and execution to ensure product integrity
  • Manage expectations of internal and external business relationships by advocating and building open lines of communication and accurately presenting QA / test findings and product quality trends
  • Implement a Test Automation Framework using Rational Functional Tester (using JAVA and JDBC for database access) to assist with comprehensive automated regression testing
  • Tools - Rational RequisitePro, ClearQuest, ClearCase, Functional Tester, Borland DefineIT, CaliberRM, StarTeam, Together / Eclipse, TestTrackPro, QA Wizard, eTest Suite, QuickTestPro, WinRunner, Test Director, DevTrack, VSS, Crystal Reports, RDD-100, MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VBA, MS Access, MS Project, MS Visio
  • A hands-on expert with various tools to provide real solutions to real problems. I have maintained the ability to apply a 15-year software developer background to design and implement customized solutions where needed.