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ALAN K.

THE BEST QA TESTER
   United States
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27 YEARS IN QA AND TESTING!

ALL ENVIRONMENTS, HAVE LED TEAMS . . .MANY YEARS OF AUTOMATION
Service Description
Alan D. Kasper
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Profile

Software QA Professional with over 27 years experience, in all areas of software QA and testing.
Over 20 years of working successfully with Project, Programming, and QA managers to define and review test plans
Agile and Scrum knowledgeable
More than 20 years of successfully coaching test teams and associates on QA processes and tools
In that same timeframe successfully scheduled required resources, coordinated testing efforts, and ensured timely completion of test plans, test cases, and test summary reports as required.
Design test plans and cases to comprehensively and efficiently test conformance to business and technical specifications and IT standards, and trained other QA-Team and non-QA Team members on providing best testing coverage in necessary timeframe.
Includes several years of utilizing QA management and testing tools (including several public and in-house automated testing tools) to set up and execute test cases
Trained QA teams and other related teams on what to automate and what is best not to automate (not necessary to automate everything)!
Have created and maintained test data and environment required for executing test plans and cases. Basic philosophy for this is less is better, for test cases and data. Provide testing coverage with least amount of cases and data possible.
Developed and implemented Quality assurance standards and processes for company-wide usage.
Coached test teams and associates on QA processes and tools, with intent on making testing necessary without heavy impact to schedules, time, and people.



Professional Experience

Oct/10 present , various QA and testing roles , online contract services

* responsible for all testing activities for several large projects.
* assisted in training of lesser experienced resources with realistic testing.
* Documented procedures for future testing.
* site coordinator for error tracking tool on several assignments.
* assisted in revision of data acquisition processes for larger testing projects
* involved with setting up Agile/Scrum on other projects


Feb/10 Oct/10 , Remote Contract Project Test Manager , Bank of America, Charlotte, NC

* responsible for all testing activities for several large projects.
* assisted in training of lesser experienced PTMs with Mainframe testing.
* Documented procedures for future testing.
* Updated procedures for Quality Center usage, trained lesser experienced staff.
* assisted in revision of data acquisition processes for larger testing projects
* involved with setting up Agile/Scrum on other projects


Aug/08 Nov/09 , Contract Tester , Blue Cross of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

* performed activities of System Integration testing and UAT of web development
and production data for large system.
* Documented initial baseline of test cases to be used as baseline for future
projects.
* Documented procedures for future testing.
* streamlined testing coverage and cases for more risk-based testing
* automated/macros Excel data collection processes drastically reducing setup
time.
* immediately volunteered for any and all extra projects needing testing for
division, always completed early and thoroughly.
* executed test cases for several projects.
* set up Mercury Quality Center for internal projects
* began testing automation for large project using QTP 9.2
* development methodology was Scrum based
* heavy training in Agile/Scrum
* worked with some processing of HIPAA files and information.


Aug/07 Oct/07 , Contract Sr QA Analyst , Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI

* tasked with project management (testing) for the projects, including
estimates on resources needed, time, along with the different levels of
testing and QA to be performed
* performed activities of System Integration testing of client-server
development and production data for large system.
* Documented initial baseline of test cases to be used as baseline for future
projects.
* Documented procedures for future testing.
* Business Process Testing
* executed test cases for several projects.
* testing performed on SAP based system
* includes usage of PL/SQL
* heavy training in Agile/Scrum



Jan/06 Dec/06, Contract QA Project Manager, Washington Mutual, Inc. Vernon Hills, IL
Project: {various)

* Led team in and performed all activities of System Integration testing of
client-server development and production data for large system.
* Assisted team with questions/problems with Test Director usage.
* Documented initial baseline of test cases to be used as baseline for future
projects.
* All testing done Business Process testing
* Documented procedures for future testing.
* Led and assisted other team members in SQL usage for test data.
* testing performed on SBO200 from Alan King and Co.
* assisted team members with automation using QTP, Test Director, and Win Runner
* QA Project Manager, involved with overall project team and end users, setting up
resources, timeframes, for all levels of testing and associated documentation.


Oct/03 - Sept/05, Contract QA/Test Lead, Solo Cup, Inc. Highland Park, IL

* Trained in and used SRM for tracking testing scripts and results.
* Initially hired as analyst later took on additional duties as team lead
* Led team in and performed all activities of functiuonal testing of web and
client-server development and production data for large systems.
* Documented initial baseline of test cases to be used as baseline for future
projects.
* Documented procedures and standards for future testing.
* Led team, and executed all tests for numerous medium sized projects.
* Trained other team members in SQL usage for test data.
* Tasked with starting initial automation processes using QTP and TestDirector
* assisted QA Manager with testing project management for several simultaneous
development projects

Aug/01 - July/02, Contract LoadRunner Test Project Manager, Bank of America , Charlotte, NC
Project: {various)

* Revamped and set up new web Performance Testing processes and procedures for
entire section, which are still in usage today, including online (intranet)
reporting of all project testing results per release.
* Led team in and performed all activities involved in performance testing of web
and client-server development and production data for large systems. Tests
performed on machines as well as applications.
* Authored automation of processes (using MS Access and other tools) for data
verification to shorten time necessary for verification tasks
* Documented initial baseline of test cases to be used as baseline for future
projects
* Involved in setting up of departmental procedures and standards for future
performance testing
* Set up and performed metrics gathering for multiple projects simultaneously, for
both machine and applications.
* One of two on-site senior LoadRunner consultants, resulting in heavy involvement
with training of less-skilled resources and assistance when requested.
* Heavy usage of Mercury Interactive Suite - LoadRunner, WinRunner, QTP, and
TestDirector


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