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Monday, September 23 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Anchoring Quality in a Sea of Change

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Change. Everyone has to deal with it at some point. Many people don’t like it. What do you do when your VP comes in on a Tuesday morning and says “we’re going to do Agile, starting today” or “welcome to your new org structure”? What if your director gets let go, out of the blue? Or your entire team (leaving you on a quality island)? What if you are brought in to inflict help (change) on others? How do you maintain, or improve your products quality when the world around you seems to be spiraling out of control?

In this workshop, we will talk about change. We will talk about some of the changes we have encountered, how those changes have affected us, and what we did to make sure our products didn’t fall over in the middle of everything else going on around us. Through facilitated interactions, and exercises, we hope to show you some ways for handling change well (and some ways to NOT handle it well). Let’s work on handling change together, from Identifying the real issue in a situation to ways you can be a champion of quality through a changing organizational landscape.

Key Learnings:
Strategies for identifying what changes are happening in your organization and how it actually impacts you
Strategies for advocating concerns
Ways to be an agent of change

Bring your stories of change, and your willingness to learn from others
Laptop/Notebook for notes

Target Audience:
Anyone new to testing, new to organizational change, or anyone who wants to learn how others deal with change

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Erik Davis

IT QA Analyst Lead, Progressive Insurance
Erik is an accomplished tester and leader, with over 19 years of experience. He has been attending and speaking at conferences and meetups for over 7 years, sharing what he has learned, and helping to show testers how awesome they really are.
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Bailey Hanna

Software Test Specialist, Roadmunk
Bailey Hanna is a software test specialist at Roadmunk based out of Kitchener, Ontario. She has been an active member of testing the community for about 3 years, working to expand her knowledge through conferences, testing meet-ups, and reading. Her primary areas of passion and experience... Read More →

Monday September 23, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Yorkshire Room