Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group

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SASQAG's Next Monthly Meeting:

3rd Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm
at CompuCom 11900 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA

Process Engineering, Documentation, and Evaluation

A lively romp through process capability, documentation, and measurement without getting your feet too wet.

Many standards, initiatives, and measurement programs rely on the identification and documentation of work processes with the goal of improving quality, cost, schedule performance, productivity, and etc. The problem has been how much of a process needs to be documented to make it a “capable” and “managed” process. If we improved it, how would we know? Why does there seem to be a “disconnect” between process improvement initiatives, quality assurance, and the real work of getting software out the door? This presentation gives you a set of tools that can be used at a project, program, organizational, and/or enterprise level to incrementally define and measure processes to identify and eliminate waste and rework. You will probably never look at your washing machine the same way again!


Tom Gilchrist, Boeing

Tom has worked at Boeing for the last 32 years, and is currently an Associate Technical Fellow in the field of software quality assurance for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services (CAS). Before his work at Boeing, he worked as the principal in a number of software development startup companies and has worked as a software development consultant. Tom is currently involved in the University of Washington's Software Testing Certificate program both as an instructor and as a member of the advisory board. He also currently serves on the board of the Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group ( CSQE

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UW Professional and Continuing Education

Software Testing Certificate Program

This program enables individuals who have basic computer experience to make a career change into the software industry. The program is also ideal for those who are already testers and wish to gain professional training. This set of three classes is offered again this spring.

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or call 206-865-8936


 SASQAG Sponsors Certification Exams in Seattle

Software Certification Exams for 
Certified Software Quality Analyst and Certified Software Tester

CSQA and CSTE Exams in 2015 will be on-demand/electronic. 

See QAI Web site for further information.

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Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group (SASQAG)
14201 SE Petrovitsky Rd
Suite A3-223
Renton, WA 98058