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March 20, 2019

Updated February 22, 2019
Tampa Bay Quality Assurance Association (TBQAA) and Tampa Bay Agile Empower Agile Team are teaming up for a special event on March 20th, 2019 at KForce. TBQAA’s mission is to provide a location and an environment conducive to information exchange, training, and camaraderie among all those who are interested and/or employed in the software test process in this locality.

Tampa Bay Agile Empower Agile Teams group is focused on covering a wide range of topics that will help improve the skills a team needs to be strong, adaptable and cross-functional, always deep-rooted in Quality.



Date: Wednesday, 3/20/2019
Time: 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Networking- Eat/Meet/Greet
6:30 - 8:00 PM: Empower Agile Teams main event
Location: K-force, 3551
1001 E Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

Presentation Title:Gam_s & Puzzl_s to Build and Improv_ T_sting Skills!
Presenter: Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies

Description:
No doubt you’re an excellent tester. If we could clone you and have twenty such team members we would. Ahhh, life would be good. We’d crush the testing! But…we can’t clone you. When it comes to our team the best we can hope for is to hire the right people with the right attitude and aptitude and nurture their QA and testing skills. How do we accomplish such a monumental task?

Throughout my 29 years in IT I’ve been tasked with building and mentoring testing teams regularly. Agile and DevOps…no problem! Test automation and frameworks…piece of cake! Build and grow a team…YIKES!

Several years ago, I had an epiphany…GAMES! I recalled my military days and the war games we’d play. I thought back to my consulting for the Navy to teach them how to automate tests against flight simulators. History tells us games go back over 2,300 as a tool to teach. The games many of us play to improve very specific skills…such as memory, speed of thinking, creativity…came to mind.

Thus, I began using games and puzzles. I use them to assess if a potential new hire has what is needed to be part of our engineering team and to continually hone the skills of our software test engineers.

Join us for this interactive, audience participation as we play the games and solve the puzzles which can assist in building and growing great software testing teams!



Presenter Description:
As a consultant and trainer with 29 years of IT experience in full life-cycle development and software testing. Bob and his organization provide services and solutions focused on QA with a concentration in functional, performance and security testing.

Throughout Bob’s 29 years in IT he has been tasked with building and mentoring testing teams regularly. Agile and DevOps…no problem! Test automation and frameworks…piece of cake! Build and grow a team…YIKES!

Bob uses games and puzzles to assess if a potential new hire has what is needed to be part of his company’s engineering team and to continually hone the skills of his software test engineers. They have consulted for over 290 organizations on QA, effective software testing, building effective teams and processes, test automation, and risk analysis. He has assisted organizations such as Harvard University, Raymond James, the FBI, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Department of Veterans Affairs in developing teams, processes and solutions to improve the quality of their applications and systems.


Additional info:
Come join us as we team up with Tampa Bay Agile Empower Agile Teams and learn new ways to engage your teams and improve everyone’s QA skills.
Food, beverage, and location space for this meetup are made possible by our generous sponsor KFORCE https://www.kforce.com/ and Checkpoint Technologies https://www.checkpointech.com/>


We hope you can make it!!! Please be sure to RSVP at www.tampabayqaa.com/_rsvp.html

Please, RSVP today.

Future Meetings:
We meet the 3rd Tuesday every other month(unless it conflicts w/ a QAI conference or falls on same week as a holiday).

May 21, 2019
July 16, 2019
September 17, 2019
November 19, 2019
Holiday Party December 2019


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Previous Presentations:
2019
Click here to download the UX_UserTesting_UsabilityTesting_Harish_Beeram presentation.
2018
Click here to download the Moving from 'Doing Agile' to 'Being agile' presentation.
Click here to download the BDD & Gherkin - They Go Together Better Than Chocolate and Peanut Butter! presentation.
Click here to download the Vivit _TBQAA - Next Gen Presenation.
Click here to download the Improving Your Testing Skills (With Games Testers Play) presentation. 2017
Click here to download the Function Point presentation.
Click here to download the DevOps presentation.
Click here to download the JIRA Out of the Box presentation. 2016 and earlier
Click here to download the Tampa Bay QAA & KFORCE presentation.
Click here to download the PMIAA THE BASICS presentation.
Click here to download the Introduction to Scrum presentation.
Click here to download the Solutions Workshop Notes.
Click here to download the Power to the Tester presentation.
Click here to download the Soft Skills Toolkit presentation.
Click here to download the Using Testing Metrics presentation.
Click here to download the Top Ten Challenges presentation.
Click here to download the Software Engineerings Fourth Wave presentation.
Click here to download the Reduce Investment Risk presentation.
Click here to download the Solutions Workshop Notes.
Click here to download the Session Based Testing presentation.
Click here to download the Assembly-line Driven Development presentation.
Click here to download the Agile Scrum - Artifacts and roles presentation.
Click here to download the Agile Scrum - High Level Overview presentation.
Click here to download the Defect Analytics and Test Design Optimization for Quality Improvement.



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Officers

   President:         Bob Crews
   Vice President:  Pam Ripplinger
   Treasurer:         Paul Zancara Jr.
   Secretary:         Margaret Callaghy
   Director of Programs: Brian Odgers

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