Welcome to the St Louis Quality Assurance Association (STLQAA)

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About the St Louis Quality Assurance Association

Background The idea of starting the St. Louis Quality Assurance Association (STLQAA) was born because of the need of having a place and time to gather with colleagues of software quality in the area, and was also inspired by the activities of the previous association.

Founders The founders of the STLQAA are all certified CSTE and/or CSQA and their combined experience is the greatest value for this group.

The STLQAA counts on the experience of one of the chairpersons who participated in the previous association.


Next Meeting is on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STLQAA Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Location: Sense Corp

2731 Sutton Blvd.  Suite 200

St. Louis, MO 63143



PLEASE REGISTER AT stlouisqaa@gmail.com with name, email and phone to be entered for GIVEAWAY and for Admittance!

Giveaways!! Books and/or Gift Card and/or Tech Device

MEMBERS $10.00 


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Website www.stlouisqaa.org

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STLQAA Membership!



Topic Leader






Linda Pretre










Trends in QA

1) New version of the ISO Standard - ISO 9001:2015

 - two new sections (10 vs. 8)

 - align sections with PDCA

 - most notable sections changed

 - terminology changes

2) New version of the CMMI - v 2.0

 - many changes still being worked, including appraisal method, but highlights are:

    *Practice Areas instead of Process Areas

    *added Practices from the People-CMM

    *more responsibilities for Management

3) Additional Project Management/Process Improvement Frameworks

 - for example, a framework with "gates" within which an SDLC like Agile, Waterfall or Spiral would fit

Dave Magditch

Dave Magditch began his career as a network operator for the government in 1977, and retired in 2015 as QA Manager at Stauder Technologies. In between, he worked as a Computer Programmer (FORTRAN), Software Configuration Management Analyst, QC Tester, QA Analyst, and QA Manager. Companies he worked for as a Developer, Tester, QA Analyst or QA Manager include Defense Mapping Agency, McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Anheuser-Busch, Maritz, Clark Oil (Premcor), Wells Fargo, MasterCard, Iron Data (Micropact), and Stauder. His boss at Maritz said he worked for so many companies because he couldn't hold a job! Dave has been certified in Software Quality Assurance from the Quality Assurance Institute (CSQA #444, in 1987), is a trained ISO Auditor, a trained SEI CMMI Assessor, and a former Missouri Quality Award Examiner. He enjoys creating, staffing and directing a Quality Assurance group and many other things.

  07:15-08:00   Informal Discussions, Networking


Driving Directions

40 East exit at Big Bend and turn right

Turn left onto Manchester Road

Turn right onto Sutton Blvd

Sense Corp will be on the right

QAI Global Institute

The QAI Global Institute, formerly known as Quality Assurance Institute, was founded in 1980 in the United States of America. QAI's founding objective was and remains to provide leadership in improving quality, productivity, and effective solutions for process management in the information services profession. It is a worldwide membership organization serving over 1000 corporate members, organized to share state-of-the-art methods, tools, and techniques. Combined experience of QAI experts and their member companies provides an impressive body of knowledge, a reservoir for their members to share. QAI has transformed this knowledge and experience into a "how-to" approach that is being taught worldwide.

QAI takes pride in being one of the first professional organizations to recognize the need for quality assurance and to have the vision to be exclusively devoted to the information technology profession. QAI provides leadership and state-of-the-art solutions in the form of consulting, education and training services, and assessments.

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