Each week at Brooks Bell, we have a short meeting Friday morning with the entire team. During the meeting we get updates on tests and the company, and award a “Star of the Week.”
This week our star is project manager Jim Schlegelmilch. Over the past week, Jim has stepped up and helped the development team during a busy time. Below, Jim talks a bit more about the skills he’s working on improving, which undoubtably contributed to him receiving the Star of the Week trophy. As a team member who always lives by our core values, this recognition is well-deserved. Congratulations Jim!
One of our company initiatives, and one of our core values, is to continue improving upon current skills and knowledge. What skills are you learning or brushing up on?
I’m currently studying for my PMP (Project Management Professional) certification. It’s a lot to learn, but will absolutely be worth it when it’s all said and done.
What do you like to do outside of work? Any hobbies?
I’ve recently picked back up on a woodworking hobby. It’s a blast to be able to create something from scratch, and you get to use some really cool tools and techniques in the process.
What piece of advice would you give to companies who are just starting with testing?
Start with data! There’s a tendency to start with the mindset of “I think this,” or “I like this better,” but it’s important to let data guide your decisions and direct your test plan.
The Brooks Bell Star of the Week is a team member who has gone above and beyond typical expectations during the week. The award is designed to empower our team and ensure everyone’s hard work is appreciated and recognized.
The winner receives a large trophy they get to keep for the entire week, fully equipped with extra Nerf darts (extra protection for those impromptu Nerf wars). They also get the honor of selecting the following week’s winner.
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