• SSQA Monthly meeting
    Topic: The Seven Basic Quality Tools Speaker: Neal Kuhn You’ve got a test plan, and have executed the test cases. Or, you’ve found an issue, and have collected data to investigate it. How do you present or analyze your observations in graphical form?. One way is to use the Seven Basic Quality Tools. The Seven Basic Quality Tools were popularized because they do not require significant knowledge in statistics, can be used to present data in graphical forms that convey information, and help in solving many quality ( and operational) issues. ASQ and PMI emphasize their use, and questions about them appear in almost every certification exam. However, they often get overlooked and forgotten ( until a manager asks you to go back and apply one). In this presentation, Neal Kuhn will reintroduce the Seven Quality Tools. He will explain and show examples on how each tool is used. You will also have the opportunity to practice a few of them during the session. Bio Neal Kuhn is currently a Senior Business Process Consultant for Business Systems Architects in San Jose (BSA). In this role, Neal consults on business process improvement, test transformation, and IT operation. In addition to consulting, Neal has taught classes in preparation for Six Sigma Green and Black belts, IT operations, software development and testing, program management / PMP Prep, and logistics / supply chain management. Prior to BSA, Neal was a Principal Program Manager for Broadcom Corporation in the Wireless Connectivity Group. In that capacity, Neal oversaw and directly managed projects for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips and supporting software technology for mobile devices (phones, tablets, players and wearables). Neal has held senior manager roles for IT operations and software testing at companies including Hewlett Packard, Apple, Adobe, and Sun Microsystems. During his career, Neal also formed IT / support organizations for startup companies. Neal is a certified Scrum Master and was a GE trained Black Belt at Sun Microsystems. Neal is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Supporting his professionalism, Neal Kuhn has been a member of Silicon Valley Software Quality Association (SSQA) for over 20 years, and is a Past-Chair of the group. Representing SSQA to ASQ, Neal rose to Chair of the Silicon Valley Section, and then was elected Regional Director for the Western Region, serving from 2009 to early 2013. Agenda: 6:30: Introductions and networking 7:00: Speaker topic 8:00: Questions and networking SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    International Technological University (ITU)

    2711 North First Street · San Jose, CA

  • SSQA Monthly meeting
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  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    Agenda: Topic: "Autonomous Testing" Speaker: Raj Rao, Co-Founder AutonomiQ.io Abstract: Recent Gitlab survey showed that nearly 60% of the participants felt that software quality and testing were the biggest impediments to agile and devops initiatives. This has become universally accepted truth. With 5 billion+ web pages and 10 million plus mobile applications, software testing is a very complex practice. Today's QA automation approaches are falling short. Enter Autonomous Testing - In this approach all test life-cycle steps: test case creation, test script creation, test data generation all are done without human intervention. Autonomous Testing helps scale across agile and complex software testing challenges. Leveraging AI to drive autonomous behavior, this new approach will be the norm across enterprises in the next 18 to 24 months. Bio: Raj Rao is the Co-Founder at AutonomiQ. Prior to AutonomiQ Raj held executive roles at CA Technologies, NTT DATA, SAP, and PeopleSoft. 6:30: Introductions and networking 7:00: Speaker topic 8:00: Questions and networking SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    International Technological University (ITU)

    2711 North First Street · San Jose, CA

  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    Agenda: 6:30: Introductions and networking 7:00: Speaker topic 8:00: Questions and networking SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    International Technological University (ITU)

    2711 North First Street · San Jose, CA

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  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    Speakers: Swedha R Fernandes, Sr. Consultant, Quality Edge Shekhar Gadekar, CEO, Quality Edge Topic: "Business Continuity Management DR Audits for a Private Sector Bank - A Case Study." Abstract: Business Continuity Management is a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts which disrupt an organization’s normal business. This talk defines business continuity management and describes a process for risk management using a real-world example. Bios: Swedha R Fernandes is a Senior Consultant at Quality Edge. She has over 30 years experience in the banking sector and over 12 years in the IT risk management area. She has been implementing processes to the BS 25999 and ISO22301 standards in large public and private sector companies. She has also been conducting disaster recovery drill audits and presenting user awareness sessions in information security. Shekhar Gadekar is the CEO of Quality Edge, and is a Certified HIPAA Security Professional, Certified Security Compliance Specialist, Certified PCIDSS Security Professional, and Certified HIPAA Administrator Agenda: 6:30: Introductions and networking 7:00: Speaker topic 8:00: Questions and networking SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    International Technological University (ITU)

    2711 North First Street · San Jose, CA

  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    Speaker: Shekhar Gadekar, CEO, QUALITY EDGE Topic: "Business Continuity Management DR Audits for a Private Sector Bank - A Case Study." Abstract: Business Continuity Management is a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts which disrupt an organization’s normal business. This talk defines business continuity management and describes a process for risk management using a real-world example. Bio: Shekhar Gadekar is the CEO of Quality Edge, and is a Certified HIPAA Security Professional, Certified Security Compliance Specialist, Certified PCIDSS Security Professional, and Certified HIPAA Administrator Agenda: 6:30: Introductions and networking 7:00: Speaker topic 8:00: Questions and networking SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    International Technological University (ITU)

    2711 North First Street · San Jose, CA

  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    Topic: What Does it Take to Establish Good Requirements and Specifications? Speaker: Tom Shoup, Foxburg LLC. Following Mike Frazier’s presentation last September on Improving Quality through Effective Product Requirements, this month’s presentation addresses some of the barriers to establishing software requirements and specs and presents some of the sources available to help with basic design documents. These documents include the Software Requirements Specification (SRS), a Software Design Description (SDD), and a Software Design Spec (SDS). Discussion will include why software specifications seem to be more mercurial than hardware specs and system requirements. Examples of key points from the basic documents (SRS, SDD, SDS) will be provided. Tom Shoup is the principal at Foxburg LLC, where he works with companies on their first medical-device, both startup companies and established companies new to the device field. Tom has helped multiple companies learn the engineering operations needed to be a medical-device company, helping them get started with a quality system then often shifting to a technical and operations role. Before starting Foxburg, LLC Tom held various engineering, management, and executive positions at medical-device companies. He started his career at HP in their medical-device business, focused on ultrasonic imaging and patient monitoring. As VP of R&D at subsequent companies, Tom contributed to real-time 3D ultrasonic imaging as well as advances in LASIK eye surgery. As principal scientist at Pelikan Technologies, he contributed to the technical success of an all-in-one glucose meter that including painless lancing and a day’s supply of tests. Since starting Foxburg, Tom has worked on surgical products, multiple IVDs, and other medical devices for companies responding to FDA complaints or learning how to be a medical-device company. Tom has a Ph.D. in physics from Washington University in St. Louis and completed Executive Education for General Managers at the Univ. of Mich. Ross Business School. In 2008 he created Design Control for Medical Devices as a required part of the certificate program at UC Silicon Valley Extension and taught it for six years. In 2017 Tom wrote Premarket Risk Management for New Medical Device Companies, published by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. Tom holds 13 issued patents in medical devices for hardware, software, and signal processing applications. Agenda: 6:30: Introductions and networking 7:00: Speaker topic 8:00: Questions and networking SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    International Technological University (ITU)

    2711 North First Street · San Jose, CA

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  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    The April 10 meeting is in our new location at ITU in San Jose. Discussion Topic: "Will All Software QA and Testing Move to the Cloud?" DevOps and testing in the wild are hot topics and growing in popularity and effectiveness. The discussion will try to address several questions: Is DevOps and cloud testing going to expand to encompass all of SQA and testing? Are they here to stay or a passing fad? Are there things we, as software quality professionals should do to better prepare and position ourselves? Agenda: 6:30: Introductions and networking 7:00: Discussion 8:30: Questions and networking SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    International Technological University (ITU)

    2711 North First Street · San Jose, CA

  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    Unfortunately, the location for the meeting fell through. We should have the location finalized for our next meeting on April 10. SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    TBD

    TBD · Cupertino, CA

  • SSQA Monthly meeting
    The February meeting is cancelled. We are again seeking a location to hold our meetings. Please contact Doug Hoffman if you might be able to provide a meeting room for up to 30 people. SSQA meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday of the month. Topics cover all aspects of software quality assurance. Meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in speaking, discussing a topic, or hearing a particular speaker should contact Doug Hoffman ( [masked] ).

    TBD

    TBD · Cupertino, CA