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Joint TCQAA & TwinSPIN Meeting

Date of Event: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Poor Richards Commonhouse, Bloomington, MN



For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Area

December TwinSPIN meeting


Joint TCQAA & TwinSPIN Meeting


Please note changes in date, location and times for this meeting.

Meeting Announcement


December 14th, 2015

Poor Richards Commonhouse

4:00 – 6:00 PM


Poor Richards Commonhouse is a restaurant on the east frontage road half a block south of the highway 100 and 494 interchange. 

Poor Richard's Commonhouse

8301 Normandale Blvd,

Bloomington, MN 55437

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4:00-6:00, presentation starts at 4:40



FREE! – TCQAA has graciously waved their guest fee. When you register at the meeting please let the TCQAA person know you are a TwinSPIN Member and they will waive the $5 guest fee.



4:15-4:30 Register, network

4:30-4:40 Welcome, TCQAA / TwinSPIN business

4:40-6:00 Presentation


This Month’s Meeting Topic:

"State of the QA Profession Trissential Survey Update and Best Practices for Testing with Agility"



Molly Doyle – Trissential



Our profession continues to evolve at a break-neck pace.  But what is really happening out there?  We will present the survey results from TCQAA’s 2nd bi-annual “State of the QA Profession” and share our findings from your feedback about the use of automation, the employment of Agile models, trends in certifications, current compensation ranges, and much more!


This information will be followed by a presentation from Trissential SQS on “Best Practices for Testing with Agility”, including how to:

·         get testing in the same sprint as development

·         elevate the role of the “manual tester”

·         develop greater testing speed and agility through risk based testing

·         apply TDD/BDD/ATDD judiciously

·         accomplish greater coverage with fewer tests

·         establish and manage metrics that actual mean something


Program Manager:

Larry Green - Trissential


Twin-SPIN Mission Statement:
The Twin-SPIN software process improvement network  (SPIN) is a regional organization established in January of 1996 as a   forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement   experiences and ideas. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate. Our mission is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills in the area of software process improvement through an active program of networking and mutual support. The organization strives to serve as a source of educational and experiential information for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals.  

Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:45-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC).  See:

2017 Sponsors:

Facility Sponsor
University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering


$2,000 Sponsors
University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)

$500 Sponsors


$200 Sponsors


$100 Sponsors

Glewwe's Castle Brewery



Best regards.   Hope to see you on December 14th


Dick Hedger
Twin-SPIN Coordinator


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