August 14, 2016
Practical Software Quality and Testing Conference

PSQT Conference

PSQT is the only conference that focuses specifically on practical best practices in every aspect of software quality assurance and testing. The ongoing theme of the conference, "Practical – Proven – Feasible" keeps the focus on what works. The conference is dedicated to helping all levels of QA and test professionals to adopt methods, technologies, and practices that consistently increase productivity and produce higher quality systems.

Date: August 14-19, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA

Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting, Certified Scrum Master and Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC4), will give 3 presentations.

On Wednesday, August 17, Tom will present, "Discover The Quality of Your Testing Process." The Test Maturity Model integration (TMMi) is a guide for best practices. This presentation will use a case study, based on scenarios from several TMMi appraisals, to educate testers on the model, how the TMMi appraisal process works, and the types of information they can learn through process introspection. The goal is to provide attendees with a tool to do a high-level assessment of their organization. He will also present, "Scaling Agile Testing Using the TMMi." The session will outline the TMMi and provide a process for using environmental, technical, and project context to effectively integrate testing into an Agile development environment, measuring the effectiveness of the process.

On Thursday, August 18, Tom will present, "Impact of Agile Risk Management on Software Quality." This presentation will discuss how to implement best practices for mitigating risk in an Agile environment.

DCG is also a sponsor of the event.

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September 16, 2016
IFPUG: Unconference


The International Function Point Users' Group is holding an unconference, where attendees set the agenda once they've arrived! The conference sessions will cover various software measurement challenges and potential solutions.

Date: September 16, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

A number of DCG representatives will be in attendance.

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October 04, 2016
North East Quality Council Conference

NEQC Conference

NEQC’s Conferences have a tradition of bringing together quality and industry professionals for a total perspective on system, process, and people improvements. This year’s conference theme is “World Class Global Management System: Performance Through 6Ps: Principles, Process, Plan, People, Partners, and, Problem Solving.” NEQC is pleased to help attendees discover what it takes to improve performance in this ever-changing global economy. 

Date: October 4-5, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD

Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting, Certified Scrum Master and Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC4), will present, "Managing Risk in Agile Development: It Isn't Magic!"Agile techniques do not magically erase risk from the development process. This hands-on workshop provides participants with the knowledge to understand how Agile risk management is different (and possibly) better than classical risk management and some ways it can be done. Specifically, the workshop presents three approaches that integrate risk management into typical Agile approaches. 

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October 10, 2016
Agile Philly: AgileTour 2016

Agile Philly

The Agile Philly: AgileTour 2016 is a half-day conference to bring together Agile practitioners and enthusiasts from around the Philadelphia region to further the use and knowledge of the Agile framework. 

Date: October 10, 2016
Location: Malvern, PA

Tom Cagley, VP of Consulting, Certified Scrum Master and Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC4), will present on Agile storytelling. One of the dilemmas most Agile teams face is how to generate an initial backlog. The best way to do this is by assembling a cross-functional team and using facilitated storytelling to generate a set of scenarios, which are then decomposed into features, epics, and user stories using standard grooming techniques. Tom will explain how this process works and how it can implemented. 

DCG is also a sponsor of the event.

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October 24, 2016
Agile DC

Agile DC

Agile DC is the largest Agile community-organized event in the Washington DC metro area. Speakers from a variety of industries and organizations share their expertise, and invaluable experiences to help improve and give strength to the Agile movement.

Date: October 24, 2016
Location: Gallaudet University; Washington, DC

DCG is a sponsor of the event. 

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- Mike Harris, DCG President

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