Software Testing and Business Analyst Work Experience Mentoring Programme
We understand the challenges that most people looking for a career as a software tester or business analyst will face. The main problem is that even though you have had extensive training and are up to speed with all the theories and methodologies...what you lack is that solid end-to-end live project experience.
Our sister technology company Futuretrend Technologies Ltd offers high-quality custom software solutions covering - Smartphone and Tablet apps, CMS, Embedded Solutions, Offshore Product Development, Legacy Application Modernisation,Enterprise Mobilisation, SharePoint Solutions, Web Solutions, Cloud Computing services, etc.
As such we are able to provide this work experience program to those that are keen to work in these fields using online agile delivery.
Most mentoring programmes last an average of 6 - 8 weeks. You will be working on live projects and producing quality deliverables for live clients.
How does it work?
You will have an initial discussion with the Programme Director who will assign you to one of the ongoing or incoming live projects. (Discussion is designed to evaluate your time commitments, current skills and intended direction to make sure you are placed on the most appropriate project).
Whilst on project there will be cross-functional interaction with Software Testers, Developers, Business Analysts, Mentors/ Lead BA' s,Project Managers and Product owners/Stakeholders (sometimes meetings can occur twice or thrice a week).
a A typical online meeting of Q/A's and B/A's with Team Leader, Chetan Kris. Click here to see larger image
The Program doesn't impact on your day job as scheduled meetings take place in the evening then you are free to get on with your task in your own time.
You will work on the most important artefacts based on your role (BA/Tester)
You will have the artefacts reviewed and signed off by programme director/client.
You will have assignments, tasks and reports to complete every week.
You will have interaction with clients for gathering requirements
You will learn multiple ways of gathering requirements
You will provide knowledge transfer of project requirements to other stakeholders
You will participate in testing process: Test plan, test case creation and review
You will learn about change management process and handling scope creep.
You will become familiar with onsite/offshore collaboration
You will learn to use various types of project management tools (i.e.Trello, Jira, Glifi and confluence.)
Some reviews from students completing the mentoring program
I would like to Thank Futuretrend training team, first of all for the fantastic training and knowledge they share with their students. Futuretrend training (Software testing essentials) prepares you from scratch to kick start your career in software testing industry, syllabus is very precise and to the point for you to grab the in depth knowledge of technical areas that you will need to start as a Quality Analyst . The mentoring program is fantastic opportunity to gain hands on industry experience, I learnt a lot from the project and my mentor is absolutely fantastic who is very sound technically, very professional and patient to answer all your doubts and motivates you to learn and supports you. The sessions were very interactive and practical. The meeting sessions arranged for the projects very professional and punctual, assignments given reinforces what you will be doing on a day today basis as a software tester. The instructors support you in all the way you want to gain your confidence in handling the situations you might experience in an interview or your new job.
This project and mentoring program really helped me for the job. In this project we got opportunity to see how testing performs in a company. Chetan is a really good mentor. He cleared all my doubts in testing field and guided me whenever necessary.
My sincere gratitude for your help/assistance during and after the project. Your quick responses to my inquiries let me know you cared about my success as a business analyst. Your unfailing attention to detail is appreciated, I worried that I was disturbing you too much with my questions and calls for assistance but you never for once complained, you even encouraged it.