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Quality Management in an [Agile] Enterprise, Joint Meeting with TCQAA & BenchmarkQA

Date of Event: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 5:00pm

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Companies often encounter obstacles to delivering quality software products as they adopt and evolve Agile practices. Unless you are part of a start-up organization, you will have to address Agile-related challenges that affect the organization as a whole and subsequently impact your team's ability to deliver quality software, including:

  • Resource management
  • Company-wide standards& processes
  • Cost-release measurement and management
  • Testing across multiple projects
  • Blending Agile with other methodologies

Join us for this interactive Quality Forum, co-hosted by TCQAA and TwinSPIN, as we identify these potential challenges and provide useful, enterprise-wide Agile techniques and strategies that support quality product delivery.


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This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Cindy Jokinen - BenchmarkQA - 952.392.2390
Jeff Roth, BenchmarkQA VP, Consulting Services
Agile, Joint Meeting with TCQAA and BenchmarkQA
BenchmarkQA, 7301 Ohms Lane, Edina, MN

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Check In Light Dinner
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Presentation

Speaker Bio: 

Jeff Roth, BenchmarkQA's VP of Consulting Services, is an experienced Agile advocate and a quality expert who helps organizations understand and accept the critical role QA personnel play within an Agile team. Jeff has been devoted to Agile since participating in early explorations of Scrum and XP in the early 2000?s, where he grew to appreciate the true value of a collaborative, team-focused delivery effort. Twenty years of IT experience has allowed Jeff to experience the downfalls of a pure waterfall delivery, as well as the benefits of integrating Agile to supplement or replace traditional approaches to software delivery.

Jeff mentors teams in adopting the Scrum delivery approach, helping free teams from delivery paralysis and focus on customer driven solutions. As Scrum Master on a recent project, Jeff facilitated multiple teams' transitions from scattered groups of part-time participants to a cohesive and effective delivery team that successfully meets their delivery timelines. Most recently Jeff collaborated in a large-scale Agile project that engaged multiple Scrum teams. This project included automated and performance testing services integrated as a service model across the various work streams. This resulted in automation solutions built just in time for the testing team's usage.