Scrum Master Shares Lessons of Success

“The best way to reduce cost and time is to improve quality” – Deming

Four years ago, I decided to go for it and become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Over the next couple of weeks I’d like to share some basic learned lessons from the course, along with advice generated from my professional experience.

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The Impacts of Lack of Design Process

As a Test Manager at Olenick & Associates, I am a big believer in the idea that the more planning at the beginning of the project means the rest of the project will go a lot smoother and faster. In this blog post series I am reflecting on various processes and how lack of process, or processes not being followed, can really screw up a project.

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You on Paper: Resume Tips

The dreaded resume: Your accomplishments and accolades, with a touch of personality all on a piece of paper so that you can find that dream job, or pay your bills. Either way, at some point we all market ourselves with a resume or C.V. and many of us think, “I’m not doing this right,” “What makes me so special?,” “Is this too long?” and then, when we can’t answer ourselves we begin the Google search for examples, tips, and templates.

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The Impacts of Lack of Business Requirements Process

No matter how well something is planned, there will always be something that comes up that was not planned for.
It is just as critical that processes are in place for a project, as it is for those processes to be flexible enough to allow for things to happen and adjust in a way that is productive to the project.

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You on Paper: CV / Resume Tips from Belfast

Almost everyone, at some point, has had to write a curriculum vitae (C.V.). It may be for your first job out of University or for a new opportunity, but it is the main selling point of your skills to a potential employer, and it is important that it is written in order to showcase your talent in the best way possible.

While this may seem daunting, there are certain tips and pointers you can use to make sure that your CV stands out among the rest to ensure you have the best opportunity of getting that dream job!

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The Impacts of Lack of Project Management Processes

As a Test Manager at Olenick & Associates, I’ve worked on many projects, both big and small. There have been projects where processes were followed and projects where there was not much in the way of processes, or processes were not followed. I am a big believer in the idea that more planning at the beginning of the project means the rest of the project will go a lot smoother and faster. In this blog post series I look to enlighten you on the importance of Project Management and how the process is critical to successful testing and project outcomes.

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Bank Acquisitions: It’s About the Data

As a Test Manager at Olenick & Associates, I’ve had the pleasure of working through three acquisitions for a large bank and it is my conclusion that it all boils down to data. In this blog post I hope to enlighten you on some of the nuances I’ve encountered along the way and how to ask the right questions for your project.

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