As a senior QA in the organization, I am (was?) feeling quite a bit negative and not believing things can be improved or how I could impact the teams or organization due to a number of tiered constraints some structural, others contextual and even others historical - that despite all our good intentions.
So, assuming I’ll still have a job to return to post-COVID, my main priorities will be :
1- The BIG BIG Huge Rock to move (even if ever so slowly :-/ )
Get teams thinking / considering / moving towards the modern stance of “whole team” commitment to quality. which will imply changing the mindset of developers, team-leads, dev.managers, and the customer’s product and business orgs. This is one MF tough ask !
Daunting task… but I’ll re-start evangelizing again…
@How can I avoid loosing faith again ?? finding an Ally was suggested by @LisaCrispin
I saw that I myself may be suffering from ansiety
So I need to treat that somehow… I already was dedicating time to sports which kept my mental and physical sanity but I need to start “mindfullness practice” urgent!
3- Depending on the number of teams I get back to
Using these sessions and prepare some “brown-bag” sessions internally to the company.
If I don’t have a job to return to… then I know what kind of team culture I wanna look for
So this is serving as a potential re-launch for me… bless COVID and MoT TestBash for that.