Next Meeting - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Futureproofing Software Testing for Agile and DevOps via the Ubiquitous Quality™ Model


Speaker: Niko Mangahas, RCG Global Services
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QA and Software Testing teams are constantly challenged by new development practices like Agile and DevOps, and the need to keep up with organizational entropy. Software Testing leaders are dealing with different directions and levels of maturity even within the same organizations, creating challenges in driving innovation in testing. The Ubiquitous Quality Model is the answer to fostering strategic thinking, building foundational enablers and remaining flexible and adaptable to a constantly changing landscape.

This session will discuss:
The Role of QA in the Agile and DevOps Era - An inward look at how Quality Assurance and Software Testing is perceived and managed today, with most companies in various stages of applying Agile and DevOps practices and other technological breakthroughs. We discuss transforming QA's role from having to constantly adapt, toward helping steer the direction of technology organizations.

Introducing the Ubiquitous Quality Model - a staged testing maturity strategy is no longer the most relevant view of QA's role within technology groups. The Ubiquitous Quality Model provides a focused perspective to understand where you are, then laying the groundwork for strategic innovation while maintaining tactical flexibility.

Implementation Examples of UQM Capabilities - Examples are provided for UQM capabilities, using an actual organization and discussion of alternative
MEETING AGENDA:
   6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Networking & Refreshments
   7:00 – 7:15 Welcome & Announcements
   7:15 – 8:30 Presentation and Q&A



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MEETING LOCATION:
  Northpark Town Center
  1000 Abernathy Road NE
  Building 400
  Atlanta, GA 30328

The meeting is in the Northpark Conference Center, 3rd floor, Georgia conference room. Attendees should park in Visitor Parking, check in with Security, and then take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Visitors will be charged a $10 fee for attending meetings. AQAA members, recruiters, sponsors and guests of the speaker are excluded from this charge. If you have any questions, please contact AQAA President.

Congratulations 2017 AQAA Board of Directors


President - Ken Riley
Vice President - Joyce Reid
Treasurer - Diane Walker
Membership - Aretha Cook
Public Relations - Fitzgerald Breland and Mamie Green
Secretary - Deb Balai
Meeting Coordinator/ Hospitality - Savannah Dortch
Sales - Gretchen Iler and Reo Oravec
Education - Jeffrey Nowak
Board Members at large - Costa Avradopoulos, Michael Cooper and Leslie Brooks
Webmaster - Ken Riley

Attention College Students!


You can attend any regular AQAA meeting for FREE. Just show a current student id at the registration desk.

Additionally, you can join the Atlanta Quality Assurance Association for only $10 per year. Contact for more information.

1-Day Workshop: Scrum Mastery- Skills for Developing High-Performance Teams

from AQAA Platinum Sponsor Zenergy Technologies
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Cost: $269 $215.20 with AQAA discount code AQAA20

Location: MATRIX Resources
1000 Abernathy Rd. Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Agile experts, Bob Galen and Shaun Bradshaw, discuss skills for developing high performance teams.

This 1-day immersion workshop goes beyond the fundamentals to focus on the situational aspects of agile coaching. We’ll explore real world scenarios and mine attendees for specific challenging situations.

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About Us

The Atlanta Quality Assurance Association (AQAA) was founded in 1984 with the belief that no one company or individual can learn everything that is needed to assure a Quality Environment. AQAA is a not-for-profit organization which is organized to share state-of-the-art Quality Assurance methods, tools and techniques among its members. Our membership is comprised of professionals working primarily in the information systems industry. The AQAA is a Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) Federation Chapter.

Purpose/Mission

To provide local interaction among member organizations in the Atlanta Area, to mutually support each other and to supplement the exchange of information about Quality Assurance, Software Testing, and Total Quality Management.


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