Each month, we’re going to focus on highlighting one of the factors that make SSG so great: our team! This month, we’ve sat down with our colleague Inna, to help others learn about her role here at SSG.
So Inna, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Sure, I am a Certified PMP Project and Quality Assurance Manager with over sixteen years of experience in the development and management of mission critical software projects. My areas of interest include Quality Assurance (QA) Processes, Scope Management, Communications Management, Quality Control and working with distributed teams.
Okay, great. What attracted you to Quality Assurance and Project Management?
Well, I’ve always had the desire to deliver high-quality solutions while keeping the budgets and schedules under control. It’s a challenging job that demands constant research to stay current on issues and technologies. My job also gives me a unique perspective to see a bigger picture and pay attention to detail at the same time.
That’s awesome, Inna. How did you get started in your field?
While in college, I interned for the US Peace Corps in Russia as a technical expert and project coordinator. That led me to a career in Quality Assurance and Project Management since I was equally interested in both fields.
Very exciting. Now, let’s spend some time telling others about your roles at SSG.
How do you describe your role to other people?
My main role within SSG is to help QA teams reach our goal of maintaining and improving product quality across our projects. I am also working on several client projects as a Project Manager.
What attracted you to SSG?
Knowing that at SSG I would be building products with integrity that we all believe in. That these products and projects add real value to the market while having a broad social impact.
What part of your role do you enjoy most?
Currently, I am working as part of the Department of Vermont Health Access HIT/HIE team. As a Project Manager, I love the opportunity to work on the improvements of the Health Information Exchanges and achieving Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to enhance quality and efficiency of care and help the team tackle real problems.
What do you like best about serving our customers or working on our customers’ projects?
Constantly thinking about how we can continue to make our customers more successful and happy.
What is an average day like at SSG?
Checking in with the Team Members on our daily progress, testing, investigating Production issues, participating in Scrum sessions, recruiting for internal QA positions, reviewing test cases and test results, and ensuring that Team Members have all the required information for the test case creation and execution.
What do you wish other people knew about SSG?
That our team is absolutely fantastic to work with. It’s great to be part of a team that is not only on the same mission with you, but also very enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable, and very supportive.
True! Now, for the fun questions!
What is your personal mantra?
“Every journey begins with a single step.”
How do you define success?
Success is knowing that I am doing the things that leave me inspired, challenged, and fulfilled every day. That I am striving to make a positive impact on those around me.
People would be surprised if they knew:
That I launched and run an extremely popular (more than 10K members) Russian-language community dedicated to the history of monarchies around the world.
That’s a pretty cool fact Inna! I didn’t know that.
Yes, I have always been a huge history and genealogy buff. When I started my community 10 years ago, it was just a bunch of friends discussing books and news articles, but it kept growing – and to my total amazement became very popular. We have people of all ages and backgrounds happily interacting on topics they love.
That’s awesome. And last but not least, any final thoughts or comments for us?
This was fun 🙂
That it was, Inna. Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today!