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Business Value of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, & DevOps

April 26, 2017 | 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm (EST)

Dr. Rico will give a presentation on the “Business Value of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, & DevOps: Scaling Up to Billion User Global Systems of Systems Using End-to-End Automation,” which are late-breaking 21st century approaches for rapidly and cost-effectively building high-quality global information systems, minimum viable products, minimum marketable features, service oriented architectures, web services, and microservices using containerization and end-to-end automation.


Cybersecurity Technical Risk Indicators: A Measure of Technical Debt

Mar 2, 2017

As cyber threats evolve and as software dependencies grow more complex, understanding and managing software throughout the lifecycle is more critical than ever. The Internet of Things (IoT) is contributing to a massive proliferation of a variety of types of software-reliant, connected devices throughout critical infrastructure sectors. With IoT increasingly dependent upon third-party software, software composition analysis and other forms of testing are needed to determine ‘fitness for use’ and trustworthiness in terms of quality, security, safety, and licensing. Application weakness and vulnerability management should leverage automated means for detecting threat indicators, weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and exploits. Using standards-based automation enables the exchange of information. Leveraging cybersecurity Technical Risk Indicators as a measure of technical debt can assist in software supply chain risk management efforts by providing a means to understand risk exposures attributable to exploitable software.

Learning Points:

  • Organizations rely on third-party software that should be tested prior to use or integration within new software.
  • Application weaknesses and vulnerabilities can be detected and mitigated in development and testing prior to use or integration in corporate assets.
  • Technical Risk Indicators, derived from ITU-T CYBEX 1500-series standards, can be used by professions seeking to improve software quality and security.

Testing in an Internet of Things’ World!

Feb. 22, 2017

This webinar presents Quality Assurance and Software Testing concepts specific to the Internet of Things and its exciting challenges! Technology is evolving quickly and significantly. Our approach to quality MUST change with it! This presentation will focus upon the technical aspects of IoT systems and applications as well as the technical considerations specific to the software testing ecosystem. Join this webinar to get a better understanding as to how our processes, roles, methodologies, software testing solutions, and strategies must evolve. A detailed test case and script, specific to an IoT application scenario, will be analyzed. Questions while planning our pursuit of quality will become obvious. How will we test? Why will testing “in the wild” be critical? How will we utilize test automation? How must we change now in order to be ready for what lies ahead? This webinar will present unique ideas that will be expanded upon at QUEST2017!:

  • The technical definition of Internet of Things and a “smart” device
  • How Quality Assurance and Quality Control must evolve
  • The strategies of test planning, manual testing and test automation in IoT world

Technology Megatrends and QA: Ready, Set, Evolve!

Jan. 25, 2017

“What’s dangerous is to not evolve.” Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon offered these words of wisdom – and with his leadership, Amazon is now worth more than Macy’s, Sears, and Target combined. For those of us QA professionals, faced with real deadlines given by our boss, and constant demands at home, knowing where and how to evolve is the tricky part. Without a starting point, we will wait another year for the path to become clear. Join this Webinar to get a practical understanding of the major technology trends facing all industries – and leave with a plan to direct your evolution. Learn why and where automation matters and how you can apply your knowledge of your customers’ needs to grow your organizatio’’s brand. Bring this passion to your own personal learning journey and start the year with a plan to invest in yourself. Outcomes:

  • Understand the megatrends executive leadership is facing
  • Learn where QA must evolve to flow with the megatrends
  • Form your own, personal learning plan to drive your career with the megatrends and QA evolution

Demystifying SAFe 4.0 | What does it mean for Large Scale Transformation? with Dr. David Rico

December 07, 2016

The Scaled Agile Framework(SAFe) is a commercial industry systems and software engineering body of knowledge based on lean and agile values, principles, and practices. Lean and agile methods are now used by over 95% of public and private sector organizations worldwide. SAFe is a multi-level model consisting of best practices, guidelines, and tools for enterprise-wide portfolio management, value stream management (mission work flows, threads, and complex acquisitions), program management, and team-level project management. SAFe provides the program management and systems engineering discipline necessary to build complex, enterprise-wide mission and safety-critical systems, while retaining the flexibility, adaptability, and market-responsiveness of lean and agile principles. SAFe is emerging as the de facto standard for Global 500 firms, top U.S. financial institutions, major U.S. defense contractors, and public sector agencies such as the U.S. Department of Defense.

• Understand and explain how SAFe 4.0 supports Lean & Agile principles.
• Illustrate how and why SAFe 4.0 supports systems and software engineering.
• Master the roles, responsibilities, and guidelines of its four major levels.
• Learn how to apply SAFe 4.0 for portfolio, program, and project management.
• Identify the business case, justification, and rationale for SAFE 4.0.
• Internalize SAFe 4.0 principles by engaging in conversation and dialogue.

Get Your Agile Testing Up To SPEED!

November 16, 2016

The webinar provides insights into how to:

  • Perform continuous testing & re-testing with push-of-a-button speed
  • Ensure comprehensive coverage during each sprint & with every requirement change
  • Gain complete visibility into what has and has not been tested
  • Reuse your manual test cases, models, and existing requirements for greater efficiency
  • Auto-generate OPTIMIZED regression and progression test suites
  • Comprehensively integrate with your existing testing tools

Make a Difference and Use TMMi.

November 03, 2016

View this webinar to know about:

  • Ways organizations adopt TMMi as the framework to help them make a difference.
  • Focus on examples of organizations where TMMi has helped them,
  • What organizations did to become better
  • Introduce ideas that will help improve effectiveness and efficiency

How to realize benefits from Data Management Maturity?

August 04, 2016

Through examples of case studies, attendees will learn how the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM) has been used and what organizations have achieved, or can achieve, through it.


Introduction to Data Management Maturity Models

July 28, 2016

Attendees will learn what the DCAM (Data Management Capability Assessment Model) and DMM (Data Management Maturity) Models are and how they can be used

Key Messages/takeaway’s:

  • Understanding the need and nature of maturity models
  • Review of the DCAM model and its content
  • Review of the DMM model and its content
  • Introduction to scoping your use of the models
  • Examples of how organizations have used the model with discussions of different types of organizations, maturity levels and organizational objectives

Why do you need maturity in Data Management?

July 21, 2016

Attendees will learn what data management maturity means, why it is necessary for their organization, and how they can generally determine where they may be along the continuum of data management maturity.

Jumpstart your High Maturity Journey

April 28, 2016

Many organizations pursuing CMMI High Maturity face difficulty in developing appropriate business goals and quality and performance objectives that support CMMI High Maturity practices including QPM and OPP. This webinar discusses the mechanics of the approach to jumpstart a business goal and objective activity such that the resulting statements readily support the planning of statistical management and process performance modeling. Participants will readily see that merely copying and pasting business goals to serve as project level objectives is not sufficient for QPM and OPP needs.

Building the Agile Management Solution

April 13, 2016

This third webinar discusses how one builds a roadmap for based on your organization’s attributes. These include your mix of work, your goals, size of your organization, and quality and availability of relevant data. The steps in building the solution involving Agile goal setting; current agility assessment; standardization of work product and state transition plan; Refactoring your organization to align with work products and building the integrated sense and respond loops.

Graduating to the Next Level of Maturity

April 07, 2016

In this webinar, we focus on the need for an organization to graduate to the next level of maturity, and how this helps the organization achieve higher levels of performance and scale using CMMI both for development or services organization.

Performance Improvement : Models, Methods & Tools – How to choose?

March 31, 2016

Nobody cares how much you improve your processes; they care about how much your processes improve your business. In this webinar, David explains how it is necessary to have good processes, and how to create them and what they might look like. It is critical to instrument the processes so that you can tell if they are beneficial.