Israel Aerospace Industries - Israel
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the "human" aspects of test teams and test engineers (TEs).
Being a test engineer (TE) is a tough job.
They are caught between the hammer (The customer and management) and the anvil (the R&D team)
The image of the TE is low. Many companies are using students or entry level people for the job. In many companies TE are just counting the days until they can leave the position and be "promoted" to developers.
The main purpose of my presentation is to correct this huge mistake.
TE is a very important task in modern software development process.
They are the last frontline before the customer and major part in the image of the company.
It is very important to use professional and skilled personnel for the job.
Another purpose (which is of course connected to the above) is to promote the TE image, in order to help getting and retaining skilled and proud personnel for the group for the long term and achieve professionalism.
I will present methods by which the management and TE leaders can put the TE in the center of the project life cycle so all project stakeholders (including the TE himself) will understand the importance of this role.
Mr. Ori Avihail has experience managing teams of QA engineers doing several testing projects in the defense/aerospace/embedded and financial arena using DO178B and CMMI-Level5 and ISO9000 standards.
His employer is IAI.
IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) is the Israeli leader and biggest aerospace company dealing with airplanes, satellites and weapon systems.
Mr. Avihail holds the following degrees:
• M.B.A-Tel-Aviv University , Israel
• M.A in Computer Science-Bar Ilan University, Israel
• B.A in Computer Science & Economics-Bar Ilan University , Israel
Mr. Avihail has more than 25 years of experience leading software development and QA projects and teams in embedded, communication and financial markets.
Among his previous positions:
• Site manager for FTS, Israel in Bulgaria
• Freelance consultant on QA, QC and project management for various companies.
• VP of R&D of Allot, Israel
• Director of Projects for Telematics, CA, USA
• R&D manager in Tadiran Telecom, Israel
During his career he was closely involved with development and QA process improvement, procedures development and assimilation, and standards certification,