Sumara Farooq

Sr. Quality Assurance Officer

Sumara Farooq is Sr. QA Officer at Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab. She is a technology enthusiast and social activist, having impassioned interest in intervening education and information technology to bring social change in Pakistan. She is a BSCS (Hons.) graduate from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore. She has expertise in business analysis, quality assurance, requirement gathering & analysis, technical documentation writing including testing artifacts and software development.

She is responsible for maintaining the quality of the complete system, defining system workflows & system modeling. She estimates, prioritizes, plans, and coordinates all testing activities. Currently, she is interpreting business needs and addressing technical issues raised by the development team in IPAL. She investigates customer complaints and non-conformance issues in end-product. Also, she identifies training needs and organizes training interventions to meet quality standards. She has automated the testing process in IPAL and introduced Agile & Scrum in IPAL to develop softwares effectively.

Previously, Sumara has worked in Punjab Schools IT Labs Project, where she worked on how to improve Computer Education System at HSSE, SSE, Middle & Primary Level in Punjab. She also trained educators and subject specialists to embed the use of Information Technology into their teaching methodologies at district Lahore level. She had also been involved in monitoring , evaluation and assessing quality outcomes of the  project to CM Monitoring team.

Sumara has research interest in business process modeling, feasibility analysis, business process modeling and forensic science.

Sumara cares about the following causes:

  • Intervention of IT in Education & Health Sector,

  • Women Education

  • Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan

  • Social Change

If you want to be a part of the D-Lab course, by helping the students in their research, brainstorm with them, by arranging or inviting them on a fieldtrip, or be a part of the IPAL projects by working on the hardware/software components of the projects, please write to us