This is valid for all types of Testers/QA Analysts regardless of skill set and experience. The following 5 steps will help you get started on a project. This could be the first ever project you've worked on or it could be your tenth. It doesn't matter. If you join a new project team or are starting a new project within the same team then give these 5 steps a go.
1. Set up an individual contracting session with the project leader.
Establish the following: