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NEXT SQAUG EVENT: QA Catalysts - How to add competitive advantages as QA!

CHANGE IN DAY: For September, it's on TUESDAY September 17!

SQAUG Presents:
QA Catalysts: 
Ability to Execute and Capability Growth
What does it mean for a product to have ‘quality’? How do you as  QA add a competitive advantage?

Presented by: John Rutledge
QA Manager, Sage
Software, Portland, OR


2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209

Tuesday September 17, 2013
at 5:30pm until 7:30pm


Quality Catalysts: Ability to Execute
and Capability Growth.
  Where does quality and business performance come
from?  Are they related?  What are their catalysts?  Execution
Ability and Capability Growth are two critical links between business strategy
and results and are catalysts for quality.  Organizations that can master
these disciplines can make quality a competitive advantage for themselves and
add value to their products and services for their customers.  SQA groups
in particular can benefit in their efforts to move from a software testing
focus (quality control) to a quality assurance focus.  In this presentation
illustrated with successful real world examples, learn the keys and core
processes required to execute and grow capabilities in your organization.

Our Presenter - John Rutledge is a QA Manager at Sage Software.  He has 23
years of experience at organizations including International Trade Systems, ABC
Technologies/SAS Institute, Fios, and Sage helping them achieve their quality,
performance and fiscal goals. He has applied his management, team
development, and process development skills in multiple business
areas.  These areas include software quality assurance, quality
management systems, quality control, technical communications, technical
support, customer service, training, IT, and data center operations.

Event is FREE and Open to the Public


5:30-6:00PM:   Pizza, Networking and SQAUG Announcements

6:00-7:30PM:   Scheduled Speaker: John Rutledge


• Event is Free to the public

• Onsite parking  (directions below)

• Light Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served

• No RSVP is required to attend

is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group! We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who would like to participate in a user group dedicated to growing the Quality Assurance field.

SQAUG is made up of a group of SQA professionals who have banded together in an open forum to learn from each other through a series of interactive discussions, engaged debates, training presentations, exploring tools, and general networking and sharing of job
opportunities. Our goals are to expand knowledge about Software Quality to all professionals who are passionate about their careers, and take Software Quality

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  • Angelo S.

    Thanks John - Great topic!

    September 17, 2013

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