NEXT SQAUG EVENT: Agile Across Cultures: Debunking the Myths!

  • October 9, 2013 · 5:30 PM

SQAUG
Presents:

Agile Across Cultures:
Debunking the Myths!

Are you working with international teams?
Here’s how to integrate agile methods
across international borders!

Presented by:
Valérie Berset-Price
Owner/Consultant: Professional Passport, Work Anywhere With Confidence

at
Con-Way
2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209

on
Back on Wednesdays!
Wednesday October 9, 2013
at 5:30pm until 7:30pm

While Agile is a handy tool for project management, the concept is deeply rooted in the U.S. culture, heavily relying on innate cultural traits that the American workforce brings naturally to the equation. When taken across borders, Agile tends to be interpreted quite differently, especially in cultures that are hierarchic by design. In those cultures, the Waterfall model is the natural and adapting to Agile, while tempting and interesting, does represent large invisible challenges for its users.
 
In this session, Valérie Berset-Price, a cross-cultural communication expert for the high tech industry, will run us through the main stumbling blocks Agile users will encounter when working with counterparts located in different parts of the world, providing tools that will facilitate the communication and prevent some of the most common pitfalls."

Our Presenter – Valérie Berset-Price: As a dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States, for the past 20 years Valerie has worked for Swiss, Taiwanese, South African, Argentinean, Brazilian, and U.S. employers, selling and purchasing products in the international arena, while managing Russian, Chinese and Indian sourcing agents. She has had the opportunity to experience first-hand what types of skills are needed to succeed internationally.


Specialties: International business development, international troubleshooting, cross-cultural mediation, global leadership training through our trademarked "Professional Passport®: Work Anywhere with Confidence" program.

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

Agenda:
5:30-6:00PM:  Pizza, Networking and SQAUG Announcements
6:00-7:30PM:  Scheduled Speaker: Valérie Berset-Price


Details:
• 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

SQAUG is Portland/Vancouver area’s only Software Quality Assurance User Group and 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 seriously.

For more on SQAUG:
http://www.sqaug.org/
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Meetup: SQAUGPDX

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  • Chris R.

    Even if you don't work with an overseas team - this is still a great conversation - just to identify those barriers to working with offsite teams.

    October 4, 2013

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