Петров Алексей Борисович
Директор по качеству ПО - Одноклассники
Moscow, Russia

Муж, отец и тестировщик.

В тестировании и QA уже больше половины своей жизни, прошел путь от младшего тестировщика до директора по качеству. Работал над такими проектами, как ОК, Mail.ru, СберМаркет, ИВИ, Мегаплан и плеядой других. Преподаватель авторских курсов по QA и менеджменту онлайн, в МГУ и МГТУ, ментор. Веду скромный блог "О QA за гаражами".

Talks (8)
  • 16.01.2024
    PDP based on the competence matrix

    Professional development is a concern for everyone, from the greenest of juno to the most experienced heads. Often, we see only two paths — towards automation or management. However, there are far more specialisations available, both within QA itself and beyond.

    In my talk, I will explain how to navigate this diversity, drawing on years of experience developing teams across various companies, as well as my personal practice and mentorship.

    I will discuss:

    • the construction of a Competency Matrix (CM);
    • how to create one;
    • how to conduct a self-assessment (if you are a specialist) or team assessment (if you are a manager);
    • how to develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) based on the CM, considering both individual and business interests;
    • how to track progress for both the employee and their manager;
    • how to use the CM and IDP to assess a team's potential and develop not just individual members but the entire team.

    After the talk, I'll share a template of the CM. Join us, it will be insightful!

    • Easy
    • 40 min
    • SQA Days / 34
  • 18.03.2019
    Mexican passions about middle-specialists

    Often we are faced with a situation where middle-specialists are needed in a company. Specialists who, on the one hand, will not require many hours of immersion and training, and on the other hand, they will not avoid routine in search of research tasks and growth.

    And, interestingly, on one very popular job search resource, I noticed an unusual distribution of candidates' CVs:

    Junior ~ 40k 

    Middle ~ 700 

    Senior ~ 760k 

    No, this is not a typo, the market oversaturated with seigneurs and senoritas, while you can’t find confident middling with a fire in the afternoon. 

    What is it, a consequence of the effect of Daning-Kruger, the transience of life of the middle or the difficulties of self-determination? Where to look for such employees, how to reveal their “true level” and make the right choice? In my story, I will try to find answers. 

    The talk will be useful both to those who are in search of people to join their team and to those who are in search of themselves.

    • Average
    • 40 min
    • SQA Days / 25
  • 11.08.2016
    Feedback and goal setting, as a lighthouse of testers hope

    A tester everyday communicates with colleagues: testers, lead, developers, systems administrators, managers, directorate, tech support, etc. Sometimes a tester could be lost in this whirl of communications and collaborations. He needs clear objectives and strong connections for keep direction in this confusing tangle. How to create these connections, how to set codirectional goals with company's interests, how to go in step with the times and colleagues - this is my talk about.

    In my talk, I will tell, as a lead, about tools for gathering feedback and setting goals. I will share my experience and will give tips in goal setting for increase employees motivation and for staff development.

    The talk will be interesting for leads and testers, who wants to find growth's vectors.

    • Average
    • 40 min
    • SQA Days / 20
  • 26.08.2015
    Talks about talks

    We know what a real tester have to to do, what qualities he have to have. 

    However, except of basic skills we often have to be outstanding abilities, beyond the classic "care", "skills with BTS" and other "SQL for simple queries," such as communication skills. 

    This workshop will allow to see the importance of negotiations in the life of testers with concrete examples, showing a situation where the ability to reasonably defend their point of view allows you to perform a task efficiently. The main vector of communication testers will be considered, and practical advice about successful negotiations will be provided for engineer position. 

    The report will allow the newcomers to understand that the good communication skills are very popular in our profession. It helps to structure and improve the knowledge of negotiations for advanced engineers.

    • Easy
    • 40 min
    • SQA Days / 18
  • 20.02.2015
    Organization of effective testing processes: Zephyr in chocolate

    The effective organization of the testing process requires a meticulous approach, which is accompanied by difficulties and pitfalls.

    In my report I will tell you :
    * prerequisites for implementing a new work process
    * will consider the tools that may be suitable
    * will raise the veil of financial and organisational
    * describe the difficulties of implementing and operating tool (on the example of Zephyr for JIRA)
    Share success results:
    - understanding of coverage functional units - a simple evaluation of the automated portion of the coating and profit from automation - transparent tests that are available to all team members - effective process for the transfer tests in automation
    Also talk about the horizons for further development of the process and will share tips with those who are going to migrate to system test management with check-lists and notes.

    The report will be of interest to those who are interested to the development of testing processes in the company.

    • Average
    • 40 min
    • SQA Days / 17
  • 02.12.2014
    Release Scheduling based on testing

    Startling fact - planning the upcoming release often ends upon completion of the development cycle. Subsequent testing, alas, is often beyond the plans of project managers and product owners. My report tells about the consequences of such classical approach, as well as give advice on how to implement the planning tests in your releases.

    • Average
    • 40 min
    • SPM Conf / 4
  • 12.09.2014
    QA Education. Practical experience and advice

    Barriers to entry into the profession tester is small enough, it can actually be anyone. But grow in the profession is difficult, and well, if a team is senior colleagues who are willing to share their experience. In my report I will tell you about the different options in the tester training unsightly, it would seem, conditions, and about the benefits that we receive after completing the course.

    • Average
    • 20 min
    • SQA Days / 16
  • 20.01.2014
    Sharing knowledge is useful!

    My English is not very well;( "Use the translate.google.com!" said my internal voice, and i used.. "Knowledge is power! This well-known thesis wants to supplement kinematogroficheskim "Use the force!". But the knowledge we really use every day - we get them, process and are applying for solving a wide variety of issues. One way of augmenting their own knowledge - ... share them! It is not for nothing they say that if you want to take, you first learn to give. In my report I will tell you how and why you should share your knowledge! Whether it's own post in your blog theme, training, master class or lecture at the conference! All these activities not only increase the knowledge base of other people, but also your own stock. And also bring with them a whole galaxy of hidden opportunities and accretive acquisitions for someone who shares this knowledge! What is it? Come to my report, and I will share this knowledge with you , so that you have chosen your side of the force."

    • Average
    • 20 min
    • SQA Days / 15
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