Singing about unsung heros
Posted by Meg Bear on July 10, 2009
You probably already know that the people I work with are a big part of my job satisfaction. I love working with smart people.
They encourage me, they inspire me and they challenge me.
Today I am expressing supreme gratitude for having an outstanding strategic partner in the Quality Assurance group.
Those of you who have experience in creating software know, that completing a quality product is a complex task.
Those of you who have worked in Quality departments know, that it never quite works as advertised when you first get software delivered from development. This can make for a stressful working relationship on the best of days.
I’ve worked with lots of great QA partners over the years, but somehow I hit the jackpot on this project. My current QA partner is not only a smart person, she is a strategic problem solver. So it’s never about blame, it’s always about finding a path to success.
I cannot tell you what a difference it can make when you pair up with a strategic talent in the quality function. And the great news is, not only does this make my job satisfaction better, it directly translates to a better end result for our customers.
If you have a chance to find a strategic person to help you with a complex project, I recommend it every time. You will find it less frustrating and the results will be much greater when you avoid problems before they happen.
Photo Credit: Angela Doyle