Wednesday August 16, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Biltmore Hotel 
2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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American Society of Quality 

Praveen Gupta
Program Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613


American Society of Quality Dinner Forum 

Speaker Topic: What It Takes To Be a Software Quality Professional

The main purpose of this presentation is to focus on the end to end practical knowledge of SQA - it’s role, deliverables and the processes involved in SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle)

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding how SDLC works in different methodologies.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Different roles of QA in a product life cycle.
  • Team collaboration between Dev/Product/QA.
  • Software QA deliverables.
  • Step-by-step practical approach to deliver a high-quality product on time.

Topics include:

  • SDLC

      Different methodologies

      Primary methodologies used by most companies today - Agile and Waterfall (sometimes a mix of both).

  • The Agile

      Agile tools and workflows(Example: Jira)

      Story writing to capture requirements

      Collaboration with other teams

      Acceptance Criteria

  • SQA Tools

      Manual Test Management Tools (Example: TestLink, TestRail, ALM)

      Automation tools

      Open source: Selenium Webdriver

      Paid tools: WinRunner, QTP

  • QA Deliverables

   Tusha Pavuluri
Quality Manager, HelloSign


 Meeting agenda:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 - Check In & Registration
  • 5:30 - 6:10 - Networking
  • 6:15 - 6:55 - Dinner
  • 6:55 - 7:10 - Section Business: Section Chair
  • 7:10 - 8:25 - Presentation  
  • 8:25 - 8:30 - Door Prize drawing

Registration- a three part process:1) having a meal? and 2) select meal if you are having one  3) pay for the meal via PayPal

  • Advance $35
  • Late/Walk-in $40
  • Unemployed $20
  • Presentation only and special guests $0

Note: Advance registration ends at midnight Monday, August 14.

Cancellation Policy: no refunds will be available unless you notify us before Monday night at midnight.

The ASQ Silicon Valley Leadership Team hopes to see you all at our dinner meeting!

Douglas has many years of experience as a consultant, manager, and engineer in the computer and software industries . In addition to teaching, he provides organizational assessments, strategic quality planning, and test planning services. His recent technical work has focused on equivalence class analysis, test oracles, and advanced test automation architectures. He is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, holds credentials for teaching Computer Science at the college level, and has taught management, technical, and quality assurance related university classes for several Universities on both coasts. He has been very active in the Section's activities; teaching classes, leading the Software TAG (SSQA), and he holds the distinction of being ASQ's SV Section Chair twice. He is also a founder, Lead instructor, and Past President of the Association for Software Testing (AST), an international professional society.