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Success Story of a Vivit Leader: Neil Suryanarayana

Posted By Annemarie Stuiver, Monday, November 3, 2014
Updated: Friday, October 24, 2014

Here is a great example of how to grow your career with Vivit!

Neil Suryanarayana, Vivit Member since 2013, became a Vivit Chapter Leader of the Nebraska Chapter in the United States. Together with his co-Leaders, he organized his first Chapter Meeting in January 2014 and about 40 people attended this event.

Being satisfied with the results from HP Software for his employer, Physicians Mutual, where Neil is an IT Test Manager and Test Practice Leader, he cooperated with HP Global Customer Referencing making a video to share his experiences. This video is now shown in the HP Video Gallery and got picked up by the HP Software Marketing Management Team. Neil received an invitation to attend one of their meetings to speak to his success with HP’s ALM suite – showing the internal team a real example of how a customer can succeed with HP Software.

On top of this, Neil has been nominated for the HP 2014 Award of Excellence. On the Nomination sheet there, was an additional comment:

"This model was presented at the Vivit HP Software users group Northeast chapter meeting and was received well by other user groups within town using the HP technology stack. Suryanarayana is also a leader for this part of Vivit’s chapter."

 

Start with the first step: the organization of a Local Chapter Event and use it to become visible and grow your career at Vivit!

 

Tags:  HP Quality Center  HP Unified Functional Testing  leader  test automation 

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Advanced Training to Kick-Start Your Career

Posted By Susan Russel, Sunday, April 28, 2013
Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013

Is it time to kick-start your IT Career?

Did you know that companies are looking to fill FTE's in the IT organization, but the skill set is nowhere to be found?

I can't tell you how many times I hear:

  • "We can't find the skill set required to support solutions we need."
  • "We have open Req's for IT Staff and can't fill them."

This is a common theme in corporate IT organizations, and Vivit wants to help you kick-start your IT career.

The Vivit user community is made up of the best and brightest. The talented individuals within our user community have years of experience with HP Solutions around the world. We can help you make a difference!

I have years of experience running Vivit local chapter events in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois in the HP Operations suite of products (NNMi, OM, Omi BSM, SM). I often tell users "don't get too comfortable with the current technology” and "you have to grow in order to support your organization.” Sometimes I recommend they dive deeper into available products, effectively using these tools to help solve IT issues and concerns.

Through the years, we often hear that "our companies don't send us to training." Why? "It costs too much money,” "time away from the office means we return to put out fire after fire,” and "we can't seem to solve the problem right the first time"

Vivit (the official user group for HP Software Solutions) and its partners are working together to provide ways to help educate our user community. View the different training opportunities on Vivit's website.

One of the education offerings is Vivit Advanced Training, 10 different 4-hour, deep-dive training classes offered at in-person events like HP Discover on June 11, 2013. On HP Software conference surveys, you requested more deep-dive sessions. You spoke, and your Vivit user community has answered!

Vivit Advanced Training is a great solution to more in-depth sessions at HP Discover. This program has been successful in helping IT Managers and Administrators ask value-building questions, the kind of questions that result from a consulting engagement with a team of experts. There is no other venue at HP Discover that will give you four hours to focus on a particular HP Software Solution, to discuss detailed functionality, integration, and end user experience in technologies that will impact your career and company requirements.

Key features of the deep-dive classes include:

  • Four hour focus on solutions that affect your career
  • Learn from practitioners in the field at a low cost of $99/session
  • Network with peers and get answers from real-world experiences
  • Walk away with technical information and consulting level deliverables

Seating is limited to 35 attendees per session, so please register today. We look forward to meeting with you at HP Discover's Vivit Advanced Training Sessions.

Learn more about each of the 10 Advanced Training Sessions at HP Discover, June 11, 2013. 

Tags:  ALM  BPT  BSM  Data Protection  Mobile  Performance Testing  Test Automation  Training  uCMDB  UFT 

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Dive Deep into Test Automation or ITIL through Vivit Advanced Training

Posted By Susan Russel, Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012


Are you looking to dive deeper into Test Automation or ITIL? Vivit is hosting Advanced Training on 3 December, 13:00-17:00 in Frankfurt, Germany in conjunction with HP Discover. If you are unable to attend the conference, you can still attend our training. And the best part – it’s free thanks to our sponsor, Lemontree Enterprise Solutions, experts in solutions that simplify implementation of test automation.

   

Both classes are 4-hour implementation and integration tutorials. They start where most others leave off and provide real-world implementation experiences and examples from practitioners who are in the field solving business problems with HP tools every day.


The first course, Make Your Test Automation Project a Success Story, will be instructed by Magnus Nilsson, Senior Consultant, Lemontree Enterprise Solutions AB. Have you ever faced the inevitable reality of a project that is exceeding its budget? Have you ever wished all tests needed were automated to gain time? Well, here is the road map for you to succeed the test automation project. In this training session, Magnus will address success factors for test automation projects on a conceptual level including:

  • the test automation project   
  • company test strategy
  • building a strong business case

Hands-on level:

  • a practical approach with examples on how to establish a framework and organize your test automation code  

The course is suitable for Test Managers, Quality Managers, Automation Engineers, and Tool Specialists. The course level is basic to intermediate.

The second course, ITIL® and Beyond: The Success for Reliable Service Delivery, will be instructed by Mathias Traugott, Ceo & Principal Consultant, IT Unlimited Schweiz AG. Based on ITIL’s basic principal, "a service is a means of delivering value,” you will learn and understand the meaning and value of true service delivery.

  • Service Delivery: Discover the 4 key processes divided into drivers and delivery 
  • Different "views of a service”: Understand the different point of views of a service and learn about the common goals and various focuses: ITIL®, COBIT, ITSCMM, Service Customer, Service Consumer, Service Provider and Service Supplier
  • Contracts (SLA), Service, System: Manage a clear demarcation of these three different worlds and understand how they fit together into one world
  • Service Specification: Learn  a methodology on how to specify a service holistically with only 12 attributes, how they fit with utility and warranty, and how to integrate in an easy way in the Service Catalogue
  • Finally, touch on the topic of service pricing (charge backs) and discuss different charging methodologies and opportunities for your organization.

This course is suitable for Senior Managers, Business Managers, Service Managers, Business Analysts, Consultants, Project Managers, Service Advocates.

Registration in advance is required. Space is limited. If you are attending HP Discover, simply add the course when you register for HP Discover, or login to your existing HP Discover registration account and add the course to your conference pass options at any time. One class is included with your HP Discover conference pass.

If you are unable to attend HP Discover but would like to attend Vivit Advanced Training, contact me directly to register.

You can download a printable informational sheet on Vivit Advanced Training from the link below.

I hope to see you there.


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Tags:  ITIL  ITSM  Test Automation  Testing  Training 

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