The time for change and growth in our field is upon us. More and more organizations are finding themselves in need of critical-thinking innovators to elevate testing techniques and processes while remaining cost-effective in the face of a rapidly changing business climate. These organizations seek to change from a standardized and formula-based software testing approach to a shift in mindset that focuses on adaptive, situational approaches. The testing discipline is evolving and calls to action are being issued globally. Can you answer? Will you answer? Join David as he facilitates an open conversation on “QA 2.0 – Evolving the Discipline”. In this session David will discuss topics related to software testing perceptions, tester mindsets, critical thinking, and situational session-based testing notions. David will share thought provoking concepts and exercises designed to unleash creative and critical thinking minds and help you join the revolution.
“We have to continue mining the discipline to look for those key processes, those techniques, those tools, those mindset gems that allow us to learn and grow and create environments where problem-solving and effective execution strategies contain values needed by our customers.” - David E. Oddis
Note: Attendees receive PDUs to use for recertification credits at PMI, QAI, ASQ, ISC2, ISACA, IEEE or ISTQB.
David Oddis is the Senior Director of Quality for a leading non-profit educational organization, responsible for a large portfolio of education-based products and services. His passion is coaching and mentoring to further the global quality practice. He currently concentrates on setting quality management strategies and providing guidance and oversight to test teams. David develops and launches quality strategies and process models, partnering across the enterprise to ensure they align with the business mission. David has previously presented at QAAM and Better Software conferences as well as various testing communities of practices. He is a proven evangelist for software testing and enjoys presenting topics on business technology, testing strategies, team building, coaching, critical thinking and leadership.
Hilton Garden Inn
8241 Snowden River Parkway
Columbia, MD 21045
Directions to the Hilton garden Inn in Columbia, MD
From Baltimore Washington International Airport -
Exit airport and take I-195 west. Exit 2B/RT 295 South Washington. Stay on 295 South to MD Route 100 west. Travel on Route 100 to exit 3/Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second light. The hotel is on the immediate right.
From Reagan National Airport -
Exit airport to I-395 northern Virginia. Take 395 to 495 towards Rockville. Take 495 to I-95 north. Exit I-95 at exit 43B/RT 100 Ellicott City. Take RT 100 to exit 3/Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second light. The hotel is on the right.
From Interstate 95 -
Take Route 100 West/Ellicott City to Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right.
From route 295 -
Exit Route 295 onto Route 100 west Ellicott City. Then take Snowden River Parkway. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right.
From Route 29 -
Take Route 29 to Route 100 east Glen Burnie. Then take Snowden River Parkway exit. Turn left at the second traffic light. The hotel is on the right.
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If you have questions about the meeting or would like to register call Susan Burgess at 571-232-0683 or Ann Clarke at 410-750-1926.
Fee for attending the meeting is $ 35.00 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. QAAM does not accept credit cards.