Lidia Tavassoli

Senior Team Lead at Orion Health

Location
Auckland, New Zealand
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Lidia Tavassoli's Overview

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Lidia Tavassoli's Summary

I am a highly motivated and ambitious individual with strong communication and management skills who is able to provide leadership, advice, guidance, supervision, support and training within and across teams. I am able to lead the delivery of projects that require collaboration across multiple teams and communication with local and overseas vendors. In a recent role at Orion Health I was in charge of leading a team of sixteen people across multiple projects, including managing a team member in Canberra, Australia. I utilize my existing knowledge and experience to support my team and come up with practical delivery plans. I also continuously strive to learn and develop myself. I have a proven ability to lead by example, improve processes and set up training material.

Lidia Tavassoli's Experience

Senior Team Lead

Orion Health

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) auckland, new zealand

As a Senior Team Lead I am responsible for managing a cross-functional development team. Some of my responsibilities include requirements definition, scheduling, prioritization of work, scope management, stakeholder management, project planning and risk management. I am responsible for facilitating and managing cross-team/cross-stakeholder collaboration to ensure successful delivery of my projects. My additional responsibilities include HR tasks such as induction, recruitment, performance reviews and training.

Test Team Lead

Orion Health

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2011July 2013 (2 years 3 months)

As a Test Team Lead I was responsible for managing a group of testers across multiple projects. I have experience in managing a team of up to 16 people across 5 different projects, including managing a team member in Canberra office in Australia. Some of my responsibilities included providing advice, guidance, support and training to team members. I reviewed testing activities on projects, assisted with test planning, test estimation and test execution. I actively participated in recruitment process and contributed towards process improvements. I was also responsible for setting up internal training courses and induction training programs for the testing team.

Test Analyst/Test Lead

Orion Health

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2010April 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Planning and managing testing deliverables
Risk assessment
Writing and updating test documents
Testing effort estimates
Testing environment set up
Product installations testing on Linux and Windows OS
Product upgrades testing on Linux and Windows OS
Functional testing
Cross browser testing
Defect management
Test leadership
Training and mentoring
User documentation review

Test Analyst

QualIT

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2009April 2010 (11 months)

Quality Assurance Analyst

Intergen

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

May 2006June 2009 (3 years 2 months)

Planning and managing testing deliverables
Providing strategic testing advice and direction for project teams
Providing risks analysis
Producing test plans, test cases and test scripts
Providing test estimates
Performing test execution
Defect management
Test reporting
Writing and executing SQL scripts

Database Administrator

Transit New Zealand

November 2004May 2006 (1 year 7 months)

Database management, enhancements implementation, ad-hoc reports creation, end-user support, system testing.

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

March 2004November 2004 (9 months)

Tutorial material selection
Tutorial presentation
Monitoring students’ discussion boards and answering questions
Student support
Microsoft Access training.

Lidia Tavassoli's Honors and Awards

  • Agile Team Leader Course Certificate

    Software Education
    • October 2013
  • ISTQB Foundation Certificaiton

    ANZTB
    • 2008
  • Published Research

    Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems
    • 2008

    In 2008 my Honors research article was accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Information Systems. The topic of my research was "Strategies for dealing with End-User Resistance".

  • Project Management Course

    • 2004
  • User Acceptance Testing Course

    • 2005
  • Business Writing

    • 2005
  • Crystal Reports Training

    • 2006
  • Iwi Training

    • 2006

Lidia Tavassoli's Skills & Expertise

  1. Test Management
  2. Test Planning
  3. Test Coordination
  4. Test Estimation
  5. Test Strategy
  6. Testing
  7. System Testing
  8. Risk Assessment
  9. Acceptance Testing
  10. Defect Management
  11. Manual Testing
  12. Test Cases
  13. Test Execution
  14. Test Environment Setup
  15. Zephyr
  16. JIRA
  17. Management
  18. Performance Reviews
  19. Interviews
  20. Microsoft SQL Server
  21. Oracle SQL
  22. Mentoring Of Staff
  23. Employee Training
  24. Process Improvement
  25. Coaching Staff
  26. Resource Coordination
  27. Agile Testing
  28. Defect Tracking
  29. Test Design
  30. Scrum
  31. Exploratory Testing
  32. SQL
  33. Agile Methodologies
  34. Regression Testing
  35. ISTQB
  36. Integration Testing

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Lidia Tavassoli's Education

Victoria University of Wellington

BIT (Honours), Information Systems

20022006

Graduated with First Grade Honours

Lidia Tavassoli's Additional Information

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Interests:

user acceptance testing, usability testing, new technology, test management.

Groups and Associations:

ANZTB (The Australian & New Zealand Testing Board) http://www.anztb.org

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