Software testing, which was thought of as a support function until a few years ago, is now seen as a core function. Testers are seen as the last line of defense to determine the success or failure of a product in the field. CIO's looking closely at this area to assess quality and reduce costs, now look at how to accurately measure the effectiveness of process improvement initiatives.
Nikhil Gupta has about 18 years of industry experience, having worked as Project Manager, Quality Consultant & Software Quality Assurance Manager for various facets of Software Development Life Cycle. He has been involved in requirement collection, design, implementation, testing, test automation, sustenance and process improvement activities including a 2 year stint in the US/UK working on providing process consulting to client. One of his recent accomplishments is in having contributed to building the V&V (Verification and Validation) practice in Quality Consulting Group of Wipro Technologies. His professional certifications and accreditations include Certified Quality Black Belt in Six Sigma, PMP, PRINCE2 (Practitioner), presented a paper on "Managing your Test Organization in the outsourcing scenario" for Swiss Testing Day in Zurich, Switzerland. Email Nikhil at Nikhil.firstname.lastname@example.org.