While this is a very interesting question, it is quite challenging one. On the professional front as a Business Analyst and a Team Manager I come up with difficult situations on daily basis where the two ends donot agree about same things. I can proudly say that I have developed skills over the time which helps me understand the reason behind difference in opinion between two people. It could be me and another colleague or two different teams altogether. As a business person it is my job to reduce this gap. It could be poor communication, lack of understanding or ignorance about the real cause of disagreement. Usually I try to understand the reason behind disagreement in between me and for example a business owner. I may know the goal for the piece of work, but I might be oblivious to the history of the user, or past experiences of the stakeholders. So firstly I will rectify this knowledge difference, then come up with a solution which ideally should be agreed upon by both the parties. But if there is still a difference in opinion, based on who is taking the ownership for delivery gets to have the say. If I am going to be delivering an experiment and I am across all the technical aspects of it I will propose to go ahead and deploy with my plan, and would prefer the UX experience to be completely owned by the stakeholder. This strategy creates a win-win situation. In the past 10yrs of experience in this industry this has helped me from burning bridges and at the same time building a rapport with different personalities and teams. Now coming back to the question here, my above strategy is usually not liked by the people who donot like to take ownership but would like to have projects deployed their way. In such situations, I prefer to clearly communicate the difficulties in progressing the project with appropriate evidence for my opinions and ideas about the way things should be done. And then take majority poll from all the stakeholders involved about the issue and proceed accordingly.
There is not one article that I point to which has instigate the data analyst me, the knowledge in Big data and analytics has been developed over a number years working in different industries. I have experience in airline, banking, retail, food group, insurance, gas, fashion and telecommunication industry. Every sector has different kinds of data and the usage of data is different aswell. Not all industries existed in digital space and hence the usability varied too. The level of confidentiality fluctuates aswell. The only way to keep my mind proactive about new ideas and solutions is by continuous learning and reading about different organisation and how they utilise their data.
Questions were mostly on my previous experience and some very basic testing related questions. The interview was for banking domain and so all the questions are in and around my banking experience and what types of testing were done during my previous projects.
Answers are pretty straight forward. Just be yourself and explain your previous experience and you can get through easily. Other answers include Test Phase deliverables, Test Case design, Test Data prep etc. and some other common terminology used in testing.