The role of a QA leader is that of supervising the testing activities of a software system under the scanner. Being a leader, QA has the prime responsibility of carefully planning, organising and monitoring the testing activities. The QA leader understands the importance of delivery of the software product on time. The major objective lies in the fact that the end product must be of high quality.
The size of a project under consideration , may range from small to large. Quality has a good indulgence in validating and verifying a software product. The two most important questions that underlies the entire activity cycle of a QA leader is to provide a structured answer in two dimensions- are we building the right product, is the product being built correctly?
Cross referencing the requirement specifications, constant urge to improve are the major focus areas. It is imperative that a QA leader possess excellent leadership skills, have the right acumen to drive the project in the appropriate direction. Timely amendments to the system complying with testing requirements is a quintessential factor for a QA leader.
Following are the few key areas that highlight the role of a QA leader in greater detail.
Apart from the aforementioned duties, a QA must also possess skills in other areas.
A QA leader plays a vital role in carrying out software quality assurance. Being a leader, his prime responsibility is coordinating with his team members. The onus lies on the test lead professional to strategize software test planning and deliver an efficient and robust end product.