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Anand

Anand Bagmar India

Director - Quality

Anand Bagmar is a hands-on and result-oriented Software Quality Evangelist with over 19 years’ experience in the IT field, of which he spent 15 years in the software test field. He is passionate about shipping a quality product and specializes in building automated testing tools, infrastructure, and frameworks.

He has built open-source tools related to Software Testing – WAAT (Web Analytics Automation Testing Framework), TaaS (for automating the integration testing in disparate systems) and TTA (Test Trend Analyzer). Anand specialties in Automated testing, building Test automation frameworks, Agile, Coaching, and Consulting.

He is an avid blogger and active contributor in various conferences of international repute as a conference speaker and organizer sharing knowledge and experiences. His passions are mentoring, training and counselling professionals on becoming experts in the field of software quality.

experience

Software Engineer

WebMD 2000 - 2001
Worked on the Benefit Central Product. The goal was to enable the administration of healthcare benefits on-line to reduce cost and complications to employers and benefits managers, while providing faster, easier service to employees.

Borland

Sr Technical Support Engineer 2001 - 2003
Provided technical support for Visibroker Corba product.

Microsoft

SDET 2003 - 2005
Provide testing infrastructure and automation tools to the Test and Development teams in Microsoft Office’s Live Meeting organization.

AmberPoint

Development Engineer in Test 2005 - 2009

Key responsibilities:

  • - Product Quality Engineer (PQE) Test-boss for the Pune office.
  • - Automate testing of key feature area scenarios by planning, designing and implementing the Test infrastructure.
  • - Mentor and guide other PQE members.
  • - Plan and setup the Pune office’s test and build infrastructure.
  • - Help coordinate, plan and track development and testing efforts for the release.
  • - Automated testing of various different, distributed feature areas.
  • - Added platform support and new feature support in the test harness as part of test automation.

ThoughtWorks

Software Quality Evangelist 2013 - 2016

I am involved in:

  • Building the Testing Community
  • Align the Testing activities across all offices based on the direction set by ThoughtWorks
  • Mentor Testing Community Members
  • Plan and Facilitate Capability Development activities for Testing Community Members

Hands-on involvement in QA activities on projects which include creating a testing vision, test strategy, iteration and release planning, distributed QA team coordination, defect triaging, test case writing, manual and test automation, Performance testing.

Create innovative technical solutions as appropriate in the Automation Testing Framework to enable best testing for the product under test.

Creator of TaaS - Integration testing across a variety of products via Test Automation - the "correct" way (http://essenceoftesting.blogspot.in/search/label/taas)

Creator of TTA - Test Trend Analyzer - An open-source product assisting to help Trend and Failure Analysis (http://essenceoftesting.blogspot.in/search/label/tta)

In my tenure in ThoughtWorks, I have worked on various aspects of Testing on projects in the following domains:

  • Japanese Multinational conglomerate's Marketing website -> Performance Engineering (Strategy & Performance Testing Implementation)
  • Medical Device and Scientific Instrument Manufacturer -> Test Strategy & Execution
  • Retail portal for Promotion Solutions for a client based out of Belgium -> Test Automation implementation
  • A mid-size bank in Australia -> Test Vision, Strategy, Process, Execution
  • World’s leading provider of vehicle remarking services -> Test Strategy & Execution
  • Supply and Contract Management solution provider -> Test Assessment
  • Global eCommerce and Interactive Marketing Solutions provider -> Coaching (Testing)
  • Large Retail Firm in USA -> Test Execution

Vuclip Inc.

Director - Quality 2016 - 2017

Still figuring it out, but a lot to be done .... watch this space for updates.

Charter includes - 

  • Define & execute test strategy for Viu - for multiple platforms, for multiple regions & partners
  • Build team to help execute the above
  • - In scope - functional testing, automation, performance, analytics, benchmarking, infrastructure, tooling, etc.
  • Out of scope - nothing

Educations

St Vincents High School

HSC, High School 1986 - 1994

Pune Institute of Computer Technology

BE, Computer Engineering 1994 - 1998

Illinois Institute of Technology

MS, Computer Science 1999 - 2000

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