Here's what others say.
Here's what others say.
Jon, Device Specialist
Simon, Test Consultant
I found Joseph was professional in his manner, adaptable to any environment and developed a good understanding of the applications and processes that he had to work with.
His communication skills have allowed him to develop good working relationships with both clients and colleagues. I was always impressed by both Josephs attitude and performance and it has been a great pleasure to work with him.
Michele, Project Coordinator
Joe’s planning and organisation skills were first class when managing the customer test team of 8 and he was always good at problem solving in a timely manner that occurred onsite. Joe’s methodical approach to the test team and the external suppliers, testing participants ensured the end to end testing ran smoothly in the test lab.
I would highly recommend Joe as he has proved he can lead/mentor a team and would be a very valuable asset to any employer for future test roles.
Jonathan, Test Engineer
Jim, Head of Function
Alan, Programme Manager
I was particularly impressed by Joe’s technical skills, his ability to get things done, to seek out answers and work proactively with the client & other suppliers in a challenging environment.
Joe would be an asset to any test team and it was a pleasure to work with him.
Jatinder, Test Lead
The first thing that I noticed was the level of the interpersonal skills he shows while interacting with the client. Joe has clearly shown himself as someone who can communicate at both a personal and technical level when discussing certain aspects of the assurance work we are performing.
Additionally to this, Joe has had to engage with 3rd party suppliers on behalf of the MOD. I have been able to see first-hand Joe being able to discuss issues/concerns with these suppliers and MOD and being able to manage expectations from both sides of the fence to ensure continuity between client and supplier.
Sally, Delivery Manager
Where necessary Joe has given us the pragmatic viewpoint too, especially useful since we don’t always have the tools or resources to support best practice.
I have hugely valued Joe’s part in my team’s activity over the last 6 months; he has a mature approach well beyond his years and I have no doubt that he helped to make us a more successful team.
Matt, Business Systems Lead
Joe did exactly this. He took full ownership of the QA function, quickly building working relationships within the team whilst also demonstrating leadership qualities which resulted in him rapidly becoming a trusted expert on the project. Specifically he added value by managing:
- The quality of project artefacts and development work – Joe took the time to really understand the complex requirements so that he was able to assess risks, priorities and later defects to ensure that efforts were concentrated in the right place throughout the project.
- The use of best practice techniques – Joe showed excelled influencing skills to roll-out new processes (risk assessment workshops, QA status reports etc), always demonstrating the value that they added in order to justify the resource investment required.
- The QA element of the project plan – Joe took ownership of planning out the QA cycles down to individual task level, as well as managing the offshore QA resource to ensure that they were tracking to this plan.
Overall Joe had an extremely positive impact on the project – he managed to find a really good balance between ensuring that correct process was followed whilst also being pragmatic, working collaboratively with people and listening to different perspectives in order to ensure that the project could meet both time and quality measures. He also went beyond his job description on a number of occasions to help the project keep moving (specifically when the project manager was away he took the lead in daily meetings), and this was a real measure of his character and attitude towards supporting the team.
Kirk, Business Analyst
Joe brings an intellectual rigour and genuine commitment to Quality to a project. The combination of Joes approachability, and his commitment to embedding Quality at the heart of any situation, ensures that Joe leaves an environment in a better state than he found it.
Himanshu, Senior Project Manager
- Led the QA activities on his own with very little support from me – on our large scale project this is great.
- Is good at putting metrics and dashboard on his own – good analytical thinking
- Seems to have built relationship both internally and externally with relative ease – which demonstrates a good team player strength
- Brought concepts of risk based assessment for requirements and translated those within testing phases – which is fantastic
The project Joe was assigned to isn’t straightforward – with a new vendor to the function engaged at fixed price with the end client it is hard to balance. Joe has done a decent job in trying to balance it through by engaging offshore teams with clear set of instructions.
Matt, Customer Manager
He skilfully and calmly deployed the User Acceptance Testing ensuring clarity on the evaluating required (including creating and supplying communications, scheduling, scenarios and data), and was a constant, reliable source to run through issues identified; which he then subsequently ensured were resolved to ensure sign off completed to time.
Joe quickly gains the belief and respect of the audience, and tackles the complicated issues extremely well – even when it means engaging people with the difficult messages which sometimes have to be relayed. He interacts well at all levels of authority, and it is clear is used to dealing with pressurised situations with a calm approach. He is able to think outside of the box to find the common sense commercial compromise to the problems faced, and is extremely well organised.
Without reservation, I would highly recommend Joe to be considered by any company who have a desire to create or improve their IT solutions; and if the opportunity arose for me to utilise him in the future, I would have no hesitation in doing so. A true gentleman and a real godsend!
Adrian, Data Manager
Most importantly Joe helped my team navigate the minefield that is User Acceptance Testing. During this time, when testers tend to raise the most challenging of questions, Joe has always shown that he can listen, advise where appropriate and feedback to the wider project team on the important issues on hand. A good example of this was when a potential show-stopping incident occurred. Joe handled the challenge, worked tirelessly with business stakeholders and the project team and implemented a change swiftly to ensure that we had enough time to thoroughly test the change. This is testament to Joe’s ability to remain calm under pressure.
UAT can always be very emotive, with business stakeholders always assuming that their area is more important than others. Joe managed these relationships very well and always remained professional, leading conference calls effectively and sensibly ensuring that all aspects of the testing were covered.
Another example of Joe’s ability to quickly understand the task in hand was during the script-writing phase. Joe had to quickly understand processes where things are sometimes very, very complex. These scripts enabled my team to robustly test the system and allowed me to quickly and easily share these scripts for further testing, again helping us deliver an excellent end product.
I’d like to thank Joe for being a very valuable member of the project team.
Sushma, Test Manager
Joe is well-liked by the business and project teams and built up a rapport with all he worked with. It was a pleasure working with Joe, and he made my job a lot easier on more than one occasion.
Janet, Finance Systems Manager
Throughout testing Joe has made himself fully available to deal with any queries to keep the project on track within timescales.
Colin, Test Manager
He has been very proactive, keen to learn, dependable, has become a key subject matter expert in his test activities, and has communicated issues and progress confidently with all levels of project personnel. I hope our paths will cross again.
With his excellent work ethic and enthusiasm, he was quickly providing a valuable contribution and earned the respect of his colleagues. It was a pleasure to have Joe as part of the team and I wish him well for the future.
Aaron, Cyber Security Consultant
I felt Joe found his ideal role when the organisation moved to the Games Operations phase, directly supporting the running of the Olympic Games on a 24/7 basis. Joe was managing the mobile and web infrastructure, and can best be described as a solid operations analyst, owning issues and driving them forward, and if required, handing them over to the subsequent shift analyst. This involved dealing with internal and external suppliers in often stressful situations, and I believe he handled the pressure well. I would have no problems recommending Joe or working alongside him again.
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