Winter has started. We are eagerly waiting for festivities and holidays. Most of us are fond of visiting places that are mysterious, awesome and magnificent. The Great Pyramid of Gaza, Taj Mahal, Machu Pichu, and the other wonders of the world are the most sought after tourist centers. Some of us who decide not to spend time and money on a vacation, choose to visit friends and watch movies or stay home and play games or read books. Sometimes we want to contribute to charity and help the needy. Whatever we do, we want it to be a fulfilling experience. We want it to be memorable, awesome and magnificent.
After vacation, we return to work and wait for the next occasion to celebrate and relax. Week after week, we manage to beat the Monday Morning Blues! In the world of testing no two days are the same. We go through issues and challenges. We negotiate, slog, yield and stretch to deliver meaningful solutions to customers. Sometimes the application we test is mysterious. The more we explore and test, the more we learn. Is that an awesome and magnificent experience? Many of us would say ‘No’.
Let us be proud. In spite of many failed software projects, we continue to deliver great products and applications to the world. We use products or applications that are really awesome and magnificent! Don’t we? I am sure you say, ‘Yes’.
How can we make our work life awesome and magnificent? That is not very easy but it is possible. If you have had that experience, you know that it happens when you give close attention to details. You need to be passionate. Passion results in close attention to details. Close attention to details raises our curiosity. Curiosity and collaboration leads to clarity. Clarity, team work and dedication results in high quality.
Henry Miller, an American Author once said “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”. With that note, let us enjoy this issue of QA: News!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!
Chief Architect – MindTree