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Ellijay, GA, 30540
Posted:
January 31, 2014

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Gina Weaver

** ****** **** *****

Ellijay, GA *0536

(Cell) 770-***-****

accfto@r.postjobfree.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ginaweaver11

Professional Summary

Ms. Weaver experienced IT professional with exceptional track record in the

areas of SDLC, Project Management, CMMI & QA methodologies, Business

Analysis (Client and internal), SOA Practices and Testing (Unit, System,

Integration, UAT, Production Support, Functional, Smoke and Performance) to

include Test Tool automation, Quality Assurance Practices and Business

Deliverables. A team player and self-starter, Ms. Weaver has successfully

led, tested and implemented a variety of application systems. In addition,

Ms. Weaver has demonstrated strong inter-personal skills with Enterprise

level communications to include Executive level (intra-company and

vendors), customer front end - requirements gathering, customer and

internal data conversions, technical writing, moderating System

Requirements sessions, peer reviews, playing Project Leadership and

Business Analyst roles (JAD sessions, Presentations etc.) and performing

both technical and user training. The last several years Ms. Weaver has

performed Lead Consulting roles establishing and mentoring - CMMI, QA

Methodologies and best practices, Testing strategies to include execution

and facilitated technical training of staff to include tools proof of

concepts (demos) and usage.

Experience Summary

Environments: J2SE (Java runtime), WebLogic J2EE (Java 2), ASP.net, Client

Server and Mainframe, Web application environments.

Methodologies: SDLC, RUP, SCRUM, Agile, Waterfall, CMMI, SOX, ISO 9000

exposure, SOA, BI (Business Intelligence).

Test Phases/Types: Unit, System, Integration, UAT, Production Support,

Functional, Smoke and Performance.

Business Applications: Telecom, Customer Billing, CRM, Imaging, Marketing

Analysis, Accounting, Financial Management, Loan Processing, Payroll,

Benefits, Banking, Manufacturing, Insurance, Insurance - Liability

Projection - GPS, Retail, Point of Sale, Agricultural, Food Services,

Supply Chain/Logistics/Order Management, ERP, HR Resource management, Web

applications, Salesforce, Cast Iron Web Management Console, Megalockbox,

Zuora, FACETS, JIRA.

Technical: Automated Testing Tools - HP (WinRunner, LoadRunner,

QuickTest Pro, Quality Center, Hyper Station), CARS (Reconcile,

QADirector, Test Partner, QACenter (web portal), Rational (Clear Case,

Requisite Pro, Test Manager, Manual Test, Rational Robot), Open Source

(Selenium Core, Selenium IDE), TestComplete, CruiseControl, FitNesse,

FrontPage.

Languages: SQL, Unix, XML, HTML, TSL

System Software: MVS, OS/390, System 36, DBMS, Windows NT/95/98/2000/XP/7.

Defect Tracking Software: Test Director, PVCS Tracker, ClearQuest, Change

Point, BugTracker, FootPrints, FogBugz, Pivotal Tracker.

PC Software/Other tools: InstallShield, SuiteBuilder, Documentum, Toad,

Adept Editor, MS Project/Word/Excel/Access, Visio, UML, OLAP reporting tool

- MicroStrategy, Visual SourceSafe, IBM Accelerator, Snag-It, Snipping

Tool, MS SharePoint, Soap UI, Firebug, XPather, GoToMeeting, Video/Web

Conferencing.

Core Competencies

Project Management, Business Analysis (Requirements, JADD sessions, Use

cases, Diagrams-Workflows-Wireframes, Presentations, Data

Conversions/Mapping, Data Creation/Validation), Mentoring Test Processes,

SOX Audits, Quality Assurance Methodologies - (Agile, SDLC), CMMI, SOA,

Testing Strategy and Execution, Reporting, Tools proof of concept (demos),

Technical Writing, Communications - Public Speaking, Supplier/Internal

Negotiations, Contract negotiations, Sales/Marketing, Licensing/Maintenance

Renewals, Accounts Payables, Public Relations/Customer Service, Accounts

Receivables, Management/ Supervisory and Human Resources.

Direct Work Experience

ITAC Solutions/BCBS of Alabama - QA Consultant

07/12 - 05/13

. Managed a project's quality assurance aspects by monitoring metrics,

applying best practices, ensuring appropriate tools are used,

processes are followed, and quality deliverables are met.

. Acted as point of contact for assigned projects ensuring quality

assurance services are coordinated and are meeting expectation.

. Web Application testing to include BCBS of Alabama and FACETS.

. Led and mentor quality assurance team members.

. Worked with product designers/specialists and business analysts

throughout all life cycle stages to implement the correct strategy for

a particular testing effort.

. Assigned work to quality assurance resources and track/monitor and

report progress.

. Produced defect reports and work with product designers/specialists to

prioritize and track defects.

. Developed test plans, approaches, and strategies and ensure that they

are followed.

. Collaborated with developers and business analysts to perform root

cause analysis and report findings to management.

. Reviewed business requirements for updates and enhancements to the

store systems software.

. Provided or collaborated on high-level and detail level estimations

for testing activities.

. Developed test scripts and/or test cases for testing the store systems

software.

. Performed peer reviews of test plans, test scripts and/or test cases.

. Executed test scripts and/or test cases that will test the store

systems software.

. Monitored the status of testing efforts and report that status in the

managers preferred format and desired frequency

. Perform Database backend testing.

. Developed SQL queries to retrieve data for validation purposes.

. HP Quality Center and QTP usage.

Synergis/Primedia - Consultant - QA Senior Analyst

02/12 - 07/12

. Worked with QA Analysts and Developers to ensure that all aspects of

the system have proper testing coverage and overall system

reliability, performance and quality.

. Complied with the system development life cycle (SDLC) and project

management (PMO) by participating in scope assessment, risk and cost

analysis.

. Coached, lead and mentored other team members.

. Provided testing management for ongoing projects and future

initiatives.

. Delivered effective and efficient testing solutions by meeting key

project milestones and overall project deliverables on time, and

adhering to development and quality standards.

. Analyzed the testing needs and develop testing strategy and plans.

. Reviewed and approve test plans, scenarios, scripts or procedures such

as database impacts, software scenarios or usability.

. Reviewed software documentation to ensure technical accuracy,

compliance or completeness and/or to mitigate risks.

. Ensured application documentation is complete and maintained/updated

in a timely fashion.

. Performed other duties as required.

. Perform Database backend testing.

. Developed SQL queries to retrieve data for validation purposes.

. FitNesse and Selenium usage for automation purposes.

iVision - Consultant - QA-BA/Automation Engineer

05/11 - 09/11

. Managed the organization and documentation of business requirements to

ensure the project team develops and implements solutions that meet

customer needs and minimize defects prior to implementation.

. Assisted in the development of functional, conceptual and logical

design specifications.

. Scheduled, coordinate and facilitate requirements gathering sessions

with the business to identify and drive complete requirements.

. Documented requirements and work flow diagrams with focus on process

improvements.

. Assisted with the creation of test plans and pre-UAT testing,

documenting and tracking issues and ensuring timely issue resolution.

. Overseer of change request processes including facilitating weekly

meetings with business and technology teams to assist in timely and

quality project completion.

. Assisted in the development and update of project plans, schedules and

estimates.

. Worked with project management to establish deadlines for completion

of project deliverables.

. Documented and updates documentation for all internal system

application and integration projects

. Served as a liaison between the business stakeholders and the IT

development, application and reporting teams with full life cycle

responsibility ensuring successful implementation of solutions that

meet our business needs.

. Provided timely responses to all user requests to include ad hoc

queries about the business

. Worked to minimize the duplication of effort in implementing

solutions/enhancements on-time and within budget.

Abel Solutions/TitleMax - Consultant - QA-BA

11/10 - 03/11

* Requirements sessions facilitation.

* Strong experience with Quality Assurance, Executed manual and

Automated Testing.

* Gathered and documented business requirements and translated into

workflow and process models and design documents.

* SME to seek new technologies and tools for implementation and

training.

* Strong critical thinking and the ability to see the big picture and

take a holistic approach to business analysis and quality assurance.

* Customer focused - communicated these skills and consultative

personality.

Community Loans of America - QA Manager-QA Architect 7/10-10/10

. Implemented Selenium IDE with the Architecture and created automated test

scripts for existing regression suites.

. Planned and scheduled all QA deliverables during project lifecycle.

. Conducted formal test case review sessions with project team and

incorporate feedback.

. Executed test cases, documented actual results, and evaluated compared to

expected results

. Investigated issues/defects and error logs to investigate cause of

unintended results.

. Reported defects and escalated issues as needed.

. Reported overall project status, including test case execution

statistics, defect status and quality metrics

Verizon Wireless - Consultant - Senior QA Analyst

03/08-03/09

. Reviewed project documentation for all assigned projects to ensure that

the project requirements are clearly defined.

. Analyzed project requirements, developed Test Strategies and Test Plans.

. Documented test cases to ensure that all functionality is performing as

intended.

. Reported against test execution activities.

. Provided test case to requirements traceability.

. Planned and scheduled all QA deliverables during project lifecycle.

. Conducted formal test case review sessions with project team and

incorporate feedback.

. Executed test cases, documented actual results, and evaluated compared to

expected results

. Performed Microstrategy report testing

. Perform Database backend testing.

. Developed SQL queries to retrieve data for validation purposes.

. Investigated issues/defects and error logs to investigate cause of

unintended results.

. Reported defects and escalated issues as needed.

. Reported overall project status, including test case execution

statistics, defect status and quality metrics.

. Contributed to the project success in a team environment while

simultaneously completing individual tasks and goals

. Assisted in the management and scheduled alignment of the QA lab

environment.

. HP Quality Center and QTP usage for automation purposes.

Community Loans of America - QA Manager-QA Architect 03/07-

03/08

. Conducted Tools proof of Concepts.

. Trained staff of selected tool and usage.

. Implemented Selenium IDE with the Architecture and created automated test

scripts for existing regression suites.

. Planned and scheduled all QA deliverables during project lifecycle.

. Conducted formal test case review sessions with project team and

incorporate feedback.

. Executed test cases, documented actual results, and evaluated compared to

expected results

. Investigated issues/defects and error logs to investigate cause of

unintended results.

. Reported defects and escalated issues as needed.

. Reported overall project status, including test case execution

statistics, defect status and quality metrics.

Kurt Salmon & Associates - Lead QA Engineer

03/06-03/07

* Project(s) Management and Business analysis.

* Driving of implementation for best practices and repeatable process

for Software Development and Testing through use of Rational Unified

Process (RUP), Agile and Waterfall Methodologies.

* Release Planning/Scheduling.

* Oracle to Db2 - Conversion/Mapping of data (tables, fields, exception

criteria etc). Coordination/Communications for this effort to include

Documentation creation and team signoff.

* Data creation for testing purposes.

* Data validation for test (Source and Target databases) through SQL

queries.

* Web-based, Automation and Manual testing (Unit, System, Integration,

UAT, Production Support, Functional, Smoke and Performance.) within

J2SE (Java runtime), ASP.net and Web environments.

* Management of onshore and offshore resources - identification and

dissemination of testing strategy to include delegation of duties.

* CMMI process - company tailoring identification and training.

* Identification and implementation of internal QA process.

* Business requirements gathering - conversion into technical

requirements.

* SOA Principals and Practices.

* Implementation of test tools and training to include traceability for

reporting purposes.

* Tools proof of concept training for onsite and offshore resources.

* Training for in house HR management applications for onsite and

offshore resources.

Alere 12/09-7/10

Senior Data Analyst

Implemented best practices - training- gap analysis - technical writing -

testing and data mining.

Created and executed SQL queries to retrieve data set for Analysis and

reporting. Test the data set to make sure data is converted into company

standards.

Executed test scripts, validates results, reports discrepancies, and

follows through to ensure all issues are resolved.

Identified issues with the data and process. Enters defects in defect

tracking software.

Strong understanding of QA Methodologies and test plans / test strategies.

Federated Systems Group 08/05-03/06

Programming/Lead Testing Advocate

* Project(s) Management.

* Logistics/Supply Chain - Performing as Overall Lead Business Analyst

and Testing Advocate for the Logistics Business Unit - May Effort.

Responsible for the following: Communications between the Quality

Assurance team (TA's) of the projects within Logistics and Management

this also includes the Enterprise level. Bringing escalations to the

forefront and communicating these to the Project team, Management and

the Enterprise level. Facilitation and tracking of TA staff meetings

for project status (Agenda/updates/action items etc.)

* Multi/Cross database conversions/Mapping of data (tables, fields,

exception criteria etc). Coordination/Communications for this effort

to include Documentation creation and team signoff.

* Data creation for testing purposes.

* Data validation for test (Source and Target databases) through SQL

queries.

* Web-based, Automation and Manual testing within J2SE (Java runtime),

WebLogic J2EE (Java 2) and mainframe application environments.

* Working with Sarbanes Oxley auditors to ensure Software development

and processes compliancy.

* Key focus on this role is to drive process improvements/tools

implementation and make the necessary recommendations to the areas

within Logistics and at the Enterprise level for CMMI.

* Business requirements gathering - conversion into technical

requirements.

* JAD session facilitation and participation.

* Communications process for process improvement - Quality Assurance

Department - implementation/coordination/facilitation/tracking of TA

status meetings.

* Communications process for tools process improvement/implementation -

Quality Assurance Department -

implementation/coordination/facilitation/tracking of CARS status

meetings. Also, facilitation of CARS implementation within CMMI

process. Working closely with CompuWare staff throughout

implementation.

* CMMI - Working with PPQA and Logistics TA's to ensure CMMI is

implemented in our daily operations and testing activities to include

testing strategies. One on one meetings, as well as facilitation of

weekly TA/CARS meetings to address this effort.

* FedWay - assessment of website and making recommendations to the

Enterprise level.

* Lead for test pre-planning and execution (Web-based, Manual and

Automation) for the following phases/types of testing - (Unit, System,

Integration, UAT, Production Support, Functional, Smoke and

Performance.).

* Scouting/referrals and interviewing of outside talent to fill the

needs within our QA department. Assessment of resources needed for

each of the projects within Logistics for the following: (leadership,

testing, methodologies/processes and tools implementation.

MindFind, Inc. - Agris Corporation 02/05-05/05

Consultant - Test Engineer

* SDLC practices - feasibility, planning/requirements analysis, design,

implementation (code), Integration and testing, acceptance/deployment

and maintenance.

* Requirements gathering - breaking down and streamlining into

Workflows/Diagrams and Use Cases.

* Multi/Cross database conversions/Mapping of data (tables, fields,

exception criteria etc). Coordination/Communications for this effort

to include Documentation creation and team signoff.

* Data creation for testing purposes.

* Data validation for test (Source and Target databases) through SQL

queries.

* Working with the Product Managers, Software Developers, Business

Analysts and end-users with testing procedures and plans of

establishing project deadlines.

* TestDirector - creation and storage of requirements, test scenarios

and test scripts in repository, test execution to include report

generation of test results for RetailWise (Point of Sale product), V9

(in-house financial application), AIP (in-house data transformer) and

BinSight (Agricultural product).

* Mercury Suite - WinRunner - creation and execution of test scripts for

RetailWise (Point of Sale product), V9 (in-house financial

application), AIP (in-house data transformer) and BinSight

(Agricultural product).

* XML scripting.

* Lead Automation facilitator for RetailWise (Point of Sale product) -

responsible for gathering requirements, facilitating meeting,

assigning resources and tasks to accomplish goals.

* System and Integration Testing (Unit, System, Integration, UAT,

Production Support, Functional, Smoke and Performance) to include

reporting of test results.

* Web-based, Automation and Manual testing within a .net application

environment.

* Project Management to include scheduling - coordinating and

facilitating status meetings to ensure project on target.

* Working with the Product Managers, Software Developers, Business

Analysts and end-users with testing procedures and plans of

establishing project deadlines.

Delta Technology Inc. 11/96 - 08/04

Test Engineer

* SDLC practices - Feasibility, planning/requirements analysis, design,

implementation (code), Integration and testing, acceptance/deployment

and maintenance.

* Change Management tools - Documentum, PVCS Tracker -creation, editing

and storage of documentation for version control.

* Working with the Product Managers, Software Developers, Business

Analysts and end-users with testing procedures and plans of

establishing project deadlines.

* Participated defining and Implementing Change Management Procedures

and further defining CheckPoint Process for new

development/enhancements and maintenance. Enterprise training of all

development groups within Delta Technology of Change Management

Procedures.

* JAD session facilitation and participation.

* Business requirements gathering - conversion into technical

requirements.

* Multi/Cross database conversions/Mapping of data (tables, fields,

exception criteria etc). Coordination/Communications for this effort

to include Documentation creation and team signoff.

* Data creation for testing purposes.

* Data validation for test (Source and Target databases) through SQL

queries.

* Participated as a Change control board member - helped define and

implement internal Check Point Process. Enterprise training of all

development groups within Delta Technology of Check Point process.

* Participated as lead for TOC CCB (Change Control Board) - responsible

for keeping track of projects from development through production,

conducting weekly status meeting, troubleshooting issues/concerns as

they occur to stay on project target

* Enterprise mentoring of the Enterprise Test Process.

* Web-based, Automation and Manual testing within WebLogic J2EE (Java

2), .net and mainframe application environments.

* Mercury Suite - WinRunner - creation and execution of test scripts.

TestDirector - creation and storage of scripts in repository, test

execution to include report generation of test results. LoadRunner -

creation and execution of test scripts to include report generation of

test results. All automation testing conducted for various projects

(E-Ticket - various test scenarios for ticket types including refunds,

Baggage Transfer - driver instruction and routing via ramp and

concourses, Baggage Sortation - bag handling and distribution, Gids -

Gateway Information Display System - controls gate passenger

information, Fids - Flight Information Display System - controls

flight passenger information, EDS - Electronic Dispatch

System/controls automated bag system underneath airports.

* SQL scripting and querying for E-ticket, Fids, Gids and Baggage

Transfer projects.

* Testing (Unit, System, Integration, UAT, Production Support,

Functional, Smoke and Performance) to include reporting of test

results.

* Building of applications within suites using ClearCase, Suitebuilder

and Installshield/promoting to production/troubleshooting problems.

* Software/TranID testing for various projects for the MIRS Project.

* Project Management.

* Defining business requirements and business solutions and assisting in

the overall design as a Quality Assurance team member.

* Working with the Software Developers, Business Analysts and end-users

with testing procedures and plans of establishing project deadlines.

* Troubleshoot problems and working with the departments involved to

establish resolution.

* Y-2k testing.

* Participating in move meetings for the various tranids of a program,

and coordinating these moves into production, and for this information

to be communicated to Delta Airlines.

* Project coordinator for the various departments/teams, charge of

communication and stream lining between the groups.

* On-site negotiations between Delta Airlines as our Owner and customer

and Delta Technology application development teams

Education

Learning Tree International (1998)

Certificates - Software Quality Assurance, Practical Software Testing

Methods, Hands-On Introduction to C++ for Non-C Programmers.

Additional Training - (2000 - 2011) CMM, Test Director, WinRunner,

LoadRunner, Adept Editor, SGML and XML, C++, QuickTest Pro, UNIX, SQL,

Diversity, Myers-Briggs, Whole Brain, Selenium IDE, TestComplete,

SharePoint.

Branell Institute (Technical College) - (1993)

Software Specialist - Business, Software, Accounting Sales & Marketing.



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