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Win Son Choo


Building Test Center of Excellence, Ascender

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



Winson Choo has 17 years of combined working experience in IT/ Software QA industry with a Master degree, a Certified Quality Manager and a Project Management Professional (PMP). It is his 6th year into managerial position and had the experience of heading QA Department in a MNC, managing up to 10 QA professionals. A visionary, thinker, motivator, teamwork oriented manager, communicator and forward thinker. He is currently a practitioner of Scrum and a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) / Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Winson Choo career is focused consistently on:

1.      Utilizing my knowledge and experience in improving product quality, effective processes and promote organization excellence
2.      Sharing and imparting knowledge in the area of quality and processes
3.      Continuous upgrade on latest development in organization excellence

He is active in the software development industry in Malaysia sharing topics such as Scrum, Agile Software Development, Software Testing Methodology and Requirement Management. He is a certified trainer by PSMB (under Malaysia's Ministry of Human Resources).

Work experience

Ascender, Building Test Center of Excellence
January 2017 - Present, PJ, Selangor, MY
I am accountable for delivery of all testing services within the organization. The role drives high quality testing practices and leads to delivery of high quality applications supporting the business function of Ascender HCM. Building team from ground up, implementing the optimum process for software development, managing product and project risks.

The Nielsen Company, Test Center Leader
April 2012 - December 2016, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MY
Test leader in the organization for the regional application development team.

World Vision International, Quality Manager
March 2011 - March 2012, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MY

Create and strategize Quality Framework. Create and maintain quality and software testing process. Promote and encourage the use of Scrum across different projects. Acts as Scrum Master for different projects utilizing Visual Studio, TFS as well as Team Pulse.

Acts as Quality Manager for projects in ensuring that quality processes are in place as well as ensuring that software testing process are well executed.

FCS Computer Systems, Senior Manager, Software Quality and CMMi
February 2004 - March 2011, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MY

Held numerous position during his time in the area of quality. He established QA department, set the standard of procedure for the software division and spearhead certification and training in the organization. Handle external technical communication with Microsoft (Microsoft Gold Partner), Avaya, Cisco, VMWare, Nortel and MDeC.

•Strategize quality process, check point and audit process throughout SDLC
•Initiate and maintain external product certification and technical partnership
•Strategize to ensure internal process & testing department contributes to required organization quality standard & risk assessment
•Oversee IT Department – added responsibility
•Introduce new culture into the organization: Meeting formalization, Minutes of Meeting, Daily Meeting and Team Culture
•Introduce/maintain waterfall and Agile model processes for development
•Introduce/maintain test planning, test execution, test reporting processes
•Introduce/maintain automation tool: Bug Tracking (Mantis), Test Automation (Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition)
•People management: selection, retention, training, motivate & disciplining
•Study the organization’s need for software testing. Implement the processes by stages
•Introduce/maintain Design Review, Black Box Testing, Unit Testing, V&V, Regression Test Method, Entry/Exit Criteria, Reviews
•Introduce/maintain Configuration Management for products and documentation
•Leads the technical writing team


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