Monday, May 20, 2019

My SmartBites Interview with Ashok Thiruvengadam

Last month, I had the privilege of being interviewed by a dear friend of mine Ashok Thiruvengadam (founder and CEO of Stag Software). Ashok had reached out to record a video on the theme of  “Creativity, Visual thinking, Careers ..” to inspire QA to “Think better. Test rapidly”.

He has recently launched a new initiative called as SMART QA. The theme of Smart QA ( is to explore the various dimensions of smartness so that we leapfrog into the new age of software development, to accomplish more with less by exploiting our intellect along with technology.

In the last few weeks, I worked to write the responses i shared in this interview by means of a few blogposts. I am sharing the consolidated list below:

1. What are the non-functional skills that are essential for working smartly ?

2. As an avid visual thinker who uses SketchNotes to communicate, please tell us the importance of visual thinking and how it can help us understand/think better, and influence people?
Part-1 Part-2 

3. Should I Embrace a Non-Linear Career or not ?

4. How important is the 'skill' of reinventing yourself?

5. What is the role of human intellect in QA? Is it still required?

Here are the videos that were published:

SmartBites - “Creativity and Visual Thinking”

SmartBites - “Reinventing yourself in these changing times”

Would appreciate your feedback comments.

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