Tampa Bay Agile Empower Agile Teams group is focused on covering a wide range of topics that will help improve the skills a team needs to be strong, adaptable, and cross-functional, always deep-rooted in Quality.
6:00 - 6:30 PM: Networking- Eat/Meet/Greet
6:30 - 8:00 PM: Empower Agile Teams main event
Our topic this month is:
GAMES & PUZZLES - Build, Improve and Grow Any Teams Testing Skills!
Do you know a superstar “tester”? You know, someone you’d love to clone twenty times over, so you’ll always get flawless software the first time! Bad news, we can’t clone people; however, when it comes to forming teams, we can do the next best thing by hiring the right people with the right attitude, aptitude, and ability to nurture their QA & Testing skills.
Fact: Quality is in everyone’s job description. So how do you raise your organization’s quality & testing skills?
You level up with GAMES!
Yes, games. Games go back over 2300 years as a teaching tool. People learn from games to improve specific skills such as memory, speed of thinking, and creativity to name a few.
This month’s meetup will be an interactive session where we will demonstrate how games and puzzles can assist you with building and growing t-shape teams with strong software testing skills!
Our community mentor and speaker will be Bob Crews, President & Co-founder of Checkpoint Technologies and TBQAA (Tampa Bay Quality Assurance Association) Chapter President.
As a consultant and trainer with 29 years of IT experience in full life-cycle development and software testing. Bob and his organization provide services and solutions focused on QA with a concentration in functional, performance and security testing.
Throughout Bob’s 29 years in IT he has been tasked with building and mentoring testing teams regularly. Agile and DevOps… No problem! Test automation and frameworks… Piece of cake! Building and growing teams…YES!
Bob uses games and puzzles to assess if a potential new hire has what is needed to be part of his company’s engineering team and to continually hone the skills of his software test engineers. They have consulted for over 290 organizations on QA, effective software testing, building effective teams and processes, test automation, and risk analysis.
He has assisted organizations such as Harvard University, Raymond James, the FBI, J.P. Morgan Chase, and The Department of Veterans Affairs in developing teams, processes and solutions to improve the quality of their applications and systems.
Come join us as we team up with Tampa Bay Quality Assurance Association http://www.tampabayqaa.com/ and learn new ways to engage your team and improve everyone’s QA skills.
Food, beverage, and location space for this meetup are made possible by our generous sponsor KFORCE https://www.kforce.com/ and Checkpoint Technologies https://www.checkpointech.com/
IMPORTANT! -- We take RSVPs very seriously! RSVP count for this session is limited to 100 people. The point is; if you RSVP to a meetup, please show up. If you RSVP and are unable to attend, please let us know beforehand.