Software Testing – Accenture StyleJoining Accenture did not make me king of the world. Time to jump ship.
Accenture is at it again. I’m currently on a project where the software being developed for the implementation is way behind schedule.
However, that doesn’t stop the management from trying to meet deadlines in departments that need a finished application (testing department to be specific).
We sit around all day reading functional design documents, guessing how the system should work, and writing theoretical test scripts on how the system should work. We send these faux scripts to the client for review. A client who haven’t made final decisions on functionality and who sends it back saying things are incorrect.
Well, if we were allowed to communicate directly with our client’s SME:s we might be able to get something right, however management’s fear of negative perceptions do not allow us to do so.
They think if we ask too many questions the client will think we’re incompetent. Hello! We’re testing the functionality that they can’t decide on, with no environment we can use, and trying to write "correct" scripts based on theory.
I’m looking for new job already, and have only been with Accenture for 5 months. I can already see signs that they will lose this contract. Trying to jump off the Titanic as soon as possible.