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The Software Quality Association of Denver (SQuAD), founded in September of 1997, supports Quality Assurance Professionals in the Mile High City. SQuAD meetings and events promote local interaction for members in Colorado. Members mutually support each other and supplement the exchange of information for: Quality Assurance Quality Control (including software testing) Total Quality Management Continuous Process Improvement SQuAD is a not-for-profit organization. Membership is free and includes members from all aspects of software quality.

Upcoming events (2)

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome with Chrysta Bairre

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6:00 - 6:20 Come early and chat online with fellow testers 6:20 - 6:30 Announcements 6:30 - 7:30/7:45 Presentation 7:45 - 8:00 Closing remarks Chrysta Bairre, a career coach, speaker, author, and founder of Live Love Work will be presenting this month: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome Are you afraid of being found out as a fraud? Impostor Syndrome is more common than you might think, with some estimates suggesting as many as 70% of successful people experience Impostor Syndrome causing self-doubt, stress, anxiety, and depression. In this talk we will cover how Impostor Syndrome shows up in life and business, as well as tips and tools to overcome Impostor Syndrome so it doesn't stop you from success in your QA career. What is Impostor Syndrome? How is it showing up in your career/business? Three tools to overcome Impostor Syndrome so it doesn't keep you playing small! Chrysta Bairre is a career coach, speaker, author, and founder of Live Love Work. Chrysta works with women who want more from life and business. Her clients increase their impact and income-- so they can say no in business, make more money, and find happiness in and out of the office. Chrysta has spoken at Ignite Denver and Ignite Fort Collins, presented at Boulder Startup Week, Fort Collins Startup Week, Colorado State University, Colorado SBDC, General Assembly, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and more than 100 other events and organizations. Chrysta is also the founder of She Leads, a women’s community for introverts in Northern Colorado. She is a 2016 and 2017 participant and facilitator of Larimer County Women of the Year program. Her book, Beautiful Badass: How to Believe in Yourself Against the Odds, shares stories and lessons from overcoming poverty and depression in this guide for women who want to take command of their destinies and no longer fall prey to the hardships and setbacks that previously defined them. Networking will begin at 6p, Announcements and the Presentation will be 6:30-7:45p.

Lisa Crispin: A Tester’s Role in Exploring Requirements - different time: 4pm!

4:00 - 4:20 Come early and chat online with fellow testers 4:20 - 4:30 Announcements 4:30 - 5:30/5:45 Presentation 5:45 - 6:00 Closing remarks Presentation Synopsis: Do you ever have this experience: Your team discusses a story in the planning meeting, codes and tests using good practices, delivers it to the product owner or customer - who then rejects it because it wasn't what they wanted. This happens too frequently, even on experienced agile teams. It leads to long cycle times, high rejection rates, wasted time and general frustration. We don't want to get stuck in "analysis paralysis", but we do need to make sure that everyone on the cross-functional product team shares the same understanding of each story they need to deliver before they begin testing and coding. We can use different testing activities to explore requirements, so teams can build the right product, that solves customer and business problems. Learning takeaways: • Learn techniques to create shared understanding about features • Help your team consider quality attributes that are important to them • Use your testing mindset to shorten cycle times and feedback loops Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of three books: Agile Testing Condensed: A Brief Introduction, More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team, Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams; the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course offered through the Agile Testing Fellowship. Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at Agile Testing Days in 2012. She is co-founder with Janet of Agile Testing Fellowship, Inc. Please visit www.lisacrispin.com, www.agiletestingfellow.com, and www.agiletester.ca for more. Lisa is currently a Fellow Quality Owner at OutSystems, helping with the observability practice.

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Panel debate : Artificial Intelligence in Testing

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