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Annually, PNSQC provides a one-day workshop and a two-day technical program during our fall conference.

Now in its 38th year, the conference is great for developers, testers, agilists, project managers and anyone who wants to improve process of developing software.

Among the major participants are ADP, Boeing Computer Services, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Mentor Graphics, Tektronix, Microsoft, Portland State University and Oregon State University.

PNSQC’s mission is to enable knowledge exchange to produce higher quality software. We seek to increase the awareness of the importance of software quality. As a non-profit corporation, we seek to promote software quality by providing education and opportunities for information exchange within the software community. PNSQC provides opportunities to demonstrate, teach and exchange ideas on both proven and leading edge software quality practices.

Upcoming events (2)

Transformative Change Initiatives Require a Culture of Quality

The meaning of quality – for any organization or IT project – will evolve over time to adapt to changes in business requirements and environmental factors. Not all software or IT-based Change Initiatives are created equal. Some occur in an enterprise with stable architecture while others require a paradigm shift in business or operating models. Within Transformative Change Initiatives, some scenarios have well defined “to be” architectures, while some scenarios do not. When implementing major Change Initiatives, the presenters believe a common Enterprise Language that supports change across functions, promoting active organizational learning through shared experiences, and managing complexity are key understandings that project leaders and participants must acquire. These understandings are the foundation of a quality culture necessary for a modern enterprise to continually learn, sustain, and renew itself. Such a culture enables enterprise resilience, because it acknowledges the possibility of implicit bias among stakeholders and leverages diverse views and organizational learning as mitigation against “blind spots”. Join this webinar to get a better understanding of success factors for enterprise-scale Transformative Change Initiatives -- how to think about them, the challenges, and how to address their inherent complexity. This webinar is for managers, IT professionals, business analysts, QA and risk management professionals, and knowledge workers involved in major change initiatives and enterprise transformation. This webinar is good for 1.0 PDU for PMP and related professional certifications. In the PMI Talent Triangle, this event is classified as Leadership related. To support possible audit by the PMI, keep a copy of this announcement in your file, along with notes taken during the webinar. This event is co-sponsored by the Statewide QA Program of the State of Oregon and PNSQC. There is no charge to attend. Speakers: Ying Ki Kwong is the Interim Manager of E-Government and Statewide Quality Assurance in Oregon state government. Prior to this role, he was IT Investment Oversight Coordinator in the same office and was Project Office Manager of the Medicaid Management Information System Project in the Oregon Department of Human Services. Jack McDowell is an Operations & Policy Analyst for the State of Oregon's Statewide QA and E-Government Program. Before this, he was a web developer and the chief editor of a community newspaper in Arlington, Virginia. Moderator Phil Lew has been to over 70 countries in a quest to fulfill his passion for learning about other people, their history, and culture. In his free time, he is the CEO of XBOSoft, a company specializing in software quality consulting and software testing services. Phil is the Program Chair for PNSQC 2020.

PNSQC 2020 – A Vision for the Future

Online event

For this year’s conference, we’re focusing on Quality Looking Forward — how AI is changing the industry, staying ahead of hacks on the security front, managing remote teams during COVID-19, and where software quality is heading in the future. PNSQC 2020 will be online this year, so you can easily join keynotes, technical presentations, panels, and workshops. Stream the conference to watch from the comfort of your home office, or next to your cat or dog on the couch. Early bird pricing is just $95 for all three days, which includes a hands-on security vulnerability testing workshop. Join us for October 12-14, 2020, by registering now. See https://www.pnsqc.org/ for details

Past events (21)

Secrets of Test-Driven Development with James Shore

Online event

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