// Mixpanel implementation The Mentoring Club - Denys Pavlenko

Denys Pavlenko is an Engineering Manager of Quality Engineeering at Personio GmbH, enabling better organisations by providing the leading HRM platform for SMEs in Europe. Former Domain Quality Lead at Magento as a part at eBay Inc.

QA Coach at StartIT Training center for IT Specialists. The aim of the courses is to help talented people start their new career in IT.

Speaker at QA Conferences, one of the QA Meetup organizers in Munich, Germany.

By leading quality at a number of different companies with different setups, Denys can you help out with defining the vision and identifying the right quality strategy based on the stage of product maturity. He has a solid understanding of the Testing methodologies, hands-on experience with setting up scalable and automated solutions.

Denys does like sharing the experience and challenges of building up a QA team from scratch, the main pitfalls of moving from Quality Assurance towards Quality Assistance within the org.

He's been coaching Quality Assurance Engineers from Junior till Senior position for the last 6 years.

My Mentoring Topics

  • Leading Quality and building up Quality Narrative within the org
  • Establishing Quality ownership and QA team setup in the org
  • Building QA teams and QA functions from scratch
  • Helping out with identifying the most suitable testing strategy
  • Practical Testing pyramid
  • Testing the world of miscroservices
  • Starting a career in QA or/and switching from Software Engineering to QA
  • Building up robust test frameworks by using prominent scalable and reliable solutions and technologies
  • Preparation for QA Interview, career advise and inspiration
  • Recruitment with a focus on QA Engineers
  • Ask me anything about quality
  • Agile Testing
A.
17.March 2022

Denys and I had an amazing conversation. He demonstrates domain knowledge of management and quality control issues and concerns. Really happy to have come across this brilliant person.

A.
24.February 2022

The session was very helpful and I liked that we dived straight into answering my questions. The dissection of the topic, analysis and providing feedback was great, especially with your advice being backed up by your experience. Thank you as well for recommending the books, I will order them soon.

K.
9.February 2022

Thank you so much for your time, the session was a life saver, it helped shape the direction for my approach I am definitely now more confident in approaching the task.

You had really good insights into the task, and your advice on the length of the test documentation as well as the limited tests on the UI for optimal effectiveness was great. Thanks again.

V.
24.January 2022

Was very helpful, Denys, thank you a lot!

Y.
30.May 2021

boards on trello, books, recommendations to move in one direction and how to achieve results

J.
28.April 2021

Learned about contract test / unit tests / tools like pact and detox

B.
18.February 2021

1) Got good suggestions and points about my CV for highlighting, 2) I should increase my know-how about the main topics and trend topics,

S.
1.November 2020

1. Insights about microservices Contract Testing

2. Overall QA strategy in microservices environment

3. Quality cultivating culture

I.
19.October 2020

There were much more than 3 learned points.

1. SonarQube. This is a free tool that can scan your code and provide reports regarding: unit test coverage, code smells, security vulnerabilities. I've already found a good tutorial and playing with this tool right now.

2. Principles that I have to learn to be a good automation test engineer:

- SOLID,

- OOP,

- types of classes,

- programming design patterns and their realization for a programming language I'm using,

- Composition over Inheritance,

- DRY vs WeEnjoyTyping.

3. Denys has strongly recommended to read Leading Quality book to be able to build successful QA strategies and push (sell) my ideas to a higher management level. The book is already purchased and delivered. I'm finishing another book to start reading this new one.

J.
5.October 2020

That Q&A is a really important step into a companies future, I have guidance for a management path and There are books for getting the help I was looking for.

V.
27.July 2020

- Understanding of actual requirements and responsibilities for Automation QA Engineer in Munich

- Actual information about required technologies and methodologies for Automation QA

- Inspiration and motivation for achieving my goals

O.
15.July 2020

1)KPI in IT, insight on german market hiring, relocation difficulties

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