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NEXT SQUAUG EVENT: Lean Coffee Event

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SQAUG
Presents:

Lean Coffee!!
No, not a Skinny Latte!
We’re talking about getting together to talk about important things, and help each other learn!

at
Con-Way
2055 NW Savier, Portland, OR 97209
on
Wednesday November 13, 2013
at 5:30pm until 7:30pm

Event is FREE and Open to the Public

What is Lean Coffee?
July 5, 2013
Written by Serhiy Yevtushenko on blog.codecentric.de
For starters ask yourself these questions:
• Have you ever visited a user groups meeting with topics simply being not interesting or not important to you?
• Have you ever participated in discussions that were dominated by one or two people?
• Have you ever been part of discussions that took significantly more time than you personally thought it was worth?
If you answered at least one question with “Yes”, then meetings using the Lean Coffee format could be your solution to the old and well-known problem of how to get the most of meetings within a limited time frame while focusing on the important issues.
In general, a Lean Coffee meeting is one of the “agenda-less” or “Agenda is defined by the participants” type of meetings.
It is based on the following simple ideas:
• Topics should come from participants
• They should be important
• Facilitation helps

Thanks to Diana Larsen, from FutureWorks Consulting LLC who will be facilitating – we will not only learn what ‘Lean Coffee’ is all about – but participate in discussions that are important to US, and hopefully walk away with ideas and solutions we want to explore in our careers and in our projects.

Agenda:
5:30-6:00PM: Pizza and Networking
6:00-6:15PM: SQAUG Announcements
6:15-7:30PM: Diana Larsen will facilitate our Lean Coffee session!

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! We are BRAND NEW, and 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/
Linked in: SQAUG