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2020 Vision: Testing Transitions into the Next Decade

July 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As the 2010’s wrap up, the role of the QA professional continues to evolve and gain importance.  Technology runs our lives more than ever before, so it’s critical that technology needs to work, and users find it easy and enjoyable to use.  QA professionals are at the forefront to ensure this happens!

Join Michael Faulise of tap|QA as we look at the transformation of the QA professional over the past decade, and the technologies, testing processes, and trends that will lead to further change as we head into “The Roaring ‘20’s.”

We’ll explore the changes in how we build software and the necessity for Quality Assurance to “shift left” to become even more valuable in the overall software development cycle, and how organizational culture is so critical in the success of a project.  Finally, we’ll take a look at trends in testing tools, and how to integrate tools with the people within an organization to provide the most value possible.

This is a GREAT presentation for Managers, Leaders, and Practitioners alike as Michael reviews critically needed tester skills and discusses how to evolve your team’s skills to prepare for the next decade.


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Following this meeting, TapQA, and DAQAA will be hosting a happy hour at Granite City, 12801 University Ave., Clive, Iowa 50325. If the weather is nice, we’ll be on the patio!

Speaker: Michael Faulise

Michael Faulise is the founder and Managing Partner at tap|QA LLC, an international company that specializes in quality solutions for businesses. His focus for over 20 years as an Executive Leader includes Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Innovation & Solutions.  Michael has specialized in partnering with clients in the areas of software development, quality assurance and testing, technology implementations, and process improvement.  He has spoken at several national conferences on technology trends and thought leadership including Better Software Agile East/West, STPCON and the StarEast/West conferences.  Michael continues his passion for driving innovative ideas as software development evolves.  Michael also volunteers at Aspen Academy and enjoys weekends being outside with his family in any weather, playing, running, skiing and golfing.

Sponsor: Tap QA


Since 2010, tap|QA has been solely focused on QA. Working with clients nationwide, we place experts and deliver excellence in quality strategies, automated testing, manual testing, and nearshore services.




July 10, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Des Moines Area Quality Assurance Association


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5400 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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