First day in a new project

Current Status

 Project

 Product

 Team understanding of the product

Meetings

 Impromptu

 Scheduled

 With different stakeholders

 Protocols

Reports

 Past reports

 Expected formats

 Can we change for better

 Frequency

Documents

 Compliance to

 Related to product/project

 Related to testing

 Terminology

  Acronyms

  Formal and Informal

Deadlines

 Nearest

 Long term deadline

Requirements

 Requirement documents

 Informal requirements

 Other forms of communication

  Mention-In-Passing (MIP)

  Coffee-breaks

  Over lunch

  Emails/IMs

Common mistakes

 Done by members in past

 What to Avoid

 What to do when stuck

Stakeholders

 Most important stakeholder

 Who else

 Who can answer my questions

Objectives

 of the project

 of this effort

History

 What is achieved till now

 Past testing results

 Similar projects/products done before

Expectations

 From me

 From this team

 From this project team

Environments

 Test, Dev and Production environment details

 Credentials

 Backups and protocols

 Test Data Repository

 Test tools

Team

 Team members

  Tastes and Dislikes

  Passionate about

  Contact Details

 Development team members

  Anyone on leave