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quality assurance - “How do you test a vacuum?” Interview question - Software Quality Assurance & Testing Stack Exchange
Such open-ended questions are trying to uncover if you have real-life experience tracking down misunderstanding and unsaid assumptions (which are always the source of the biggest problems in QA), if you have experience of quickly learning about new problem area.

They are not concerned about right and wrong answers. If interviewer has a preconceived "right" answer: run!

So, to answer this question, don't start talking about what you think they mean by "testing vacuum", but ask probing questions to learn more:

How is vacuum defined (empty space vs appliance vs outer space vs vacuum tube vs ...)?
What are unsaid assumptions? What else I need to know?
What are the requirements for vacuum?
What are the goals/intended use? Who is the audience: users? production line?
What process needs to be tested? Are they defined, or they need to be established and/or adjusted?
What metrics we use to evaluate success/progress?
What are corner/edge cases of definition? Lifecycle? Special unusual use cases?
Then, adjust answer accordingly to what you just learned. Use some related previous experience to illustrate how you solved any similar problem in the past.

They do not expect you to solve on the spot the technical problems they have and spend months and years trying to solve. They are interested to find out how you think, learn, solve problems and communicate with peers, especially under a pressure.
Beruf  Profession  Bewerbungsgespräch  Strategie  Umgangsformen  Problemlösungsstrategien  Vakuum  Feinwerktechnik  Maschinenbau 
april 2018 by snearch
9 truths that computer programmers know that most people don't.
"Programming is thinking, not typing." - Casey Patton

Most of programming is spent sleeping, walking around, staring out the window, or doing anything else that helps you relax and think. Relaxing is a major key to programming, its not just sitting down and writing a thousand or more lines or code, and pushing out a program or app. We have to sit down, walk around, and just think. We need to think about how to come up with the concept, fix the issues with it, find a way to make it work, how it's going to work. Relaxation is the only way we can fix the issues the best way we can.
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"Programming is best done "in the zone" - a (pleasant) state of mind where your focus on the task is absolute and everything seems easy. This is probably much like "the zone" for musicians and athletes." - Morgan Johansson

Ever wondered why programmers are known as nightbirds? Why we stay up all night? Because it allows us to get into the zone, it allows us to focus on one thing and not have to worry about being interupted by someone - because they are all asleep. It's a long stretch of the day where no one is up and no one is calling or trying to talk to us. It's a great time to program, and think.
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Sleeping with a problem, can actually solve it.

If you have a problem you are told to sleep on it, forget it, put your mind at rest. But, with programmers its the go to way to solve the problem not because it gets us away from it, but because it for whatever reason helps us solve the problem with our code. Many times I have come across an issue, spent hours and hours of work on it, just trying to fix what should should be a simple problem with a simple fix. But, by going to sleep for 20minutes, an hour, six hours, twelve hours, we can wake up and immediatly know the answer to the problem.
Mind  TOP  Inspiration  Erfolgsprinzip  Profession  Professional_Software_Development  relax  eintauchen  Flow  the_zone  sleep  Unterbewusstsein  Problemlösungsstrategien 
march 2015 by snearch
Kollegiale Beratung: Im Team Probleme lösen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ein Kunde zickt, ein Projekt scheitert - jetzt ist guter Rat billig. Die sogenannte kollegiale Beratung ist ein Regelwerk, mit dem Abteilungen selbst den Weg aus einer verfahrenen Lage finden. Managementberater Rüdiger Klepsch zeigt, wie's geht.
Profession  Problemlösungsstrategien  kollegiale_Beratung  Management 
may 2013 by snearch
ZEIT online - Deutschland : Generation jetzt
Deutschlands neue Spitzenmanager setzen sich radikal von ihren Vorgängern ab. Ein Beispiel für die Politik?
Profession  Management  Problemlösungsstrategien 
june 2006 by snearch

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