Posted by tac_admin, December 6, 2011

My IT Mission to be a Software Tester and Business Requirements Analyst

I had no clue what I was doing when I started testing. I was a user (the only user in fact) of a specific piece of software used to create profiles in order to perform electronic transfer of funds (EFT) – this was when companies weren’t doing EFT yet on a regular basis for business, we were going to have an edge over our competition.

I created the profiles of the business and the banks were interacted with and those profiles allowed us to transfer money between those business and those banks.

Whenever the developers made a change to that software, they would send me a link with a log in ID and password and ask me to take a look at the change and let them know if I thought it was working correctly and what thought in general about the changes (quite a few of the changes came from a direct request from me since I was the only user).  They would also ask me to go ahead and go through my entire set up process and make sure everything was still functioning as it should.

I was doing UAT, but didn’t know that’s what I was doing. But I got the testing bug and made it my mission to get in the IT group and do this kind of work full-time. That was 20 years ago and I’ve never regretted that decision. My life went in a completely different direction based on that decision to get into the IT department and I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned as a software tester and business requirements analyst with other people.

One response to “My IT Mission to be a Software Tester and Business Requirements Analyst”

  1. […] to decide which option makes the most sense for the project. Of the four recommended techniques for eliciting business requirements, they may choose the Interview method, JAD (Joint Application Development) sessions, the Survey […]

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