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Speaking Engagements

We regularly speak at events about all facets of the work we do at Trissential and broader industry trends. To have someone come to speak at your event, contact us at marketing@trissential.com or 952-595-7970.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

PMI MKE Professional Development Day

October 10, 2017 - Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

Mary Cannata

Dr. Mary Cannata presenting Pre-Requisites for Successful Agile Projects

Are you planning to use Agile methods as a software development framework for the first time within your organization? Have you introduced Agile as a new method but are not sure Agile is being leveraged to its full extent? How can you ensure your projects are positioned for success? Your success depends on how you prepare the organization for Agile methods.

Agile is oftentimes bought and sold as a product that can solve problems such as a lack of speed to market, poor quality, and customer dissatisfaction. However, Agile is not a silver bullet and cannot correct years of poor project history. Project success can be improved by thinking of Agile as a culture and not as a product or family of processes. Gain insights on the pre-requisites required within the organization for Agile methods to be fully leveraged and adopted.

This presentation will address:

  • What are the conditions necessary for Agile?
  • How important are these conditions for having a successful Agile project?
  • How critical is culture to implementing Agile?
  • What is the right kind of culture for Agile?
  • How do we determine if our organization has the right organizational culture to support Agile?
  • What are the common mistakes organizations make when attempting to implement and adopt the Agile framework?

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Executive Roundtable

June 22, 2017 - DoubleTree Hilton, Bloomington

Robert Gormley

Craig Thielen moderates - Business Agility - Where Quality Meets Speed

We live in a world that is changing faster than ever through digitization, mobilization, automation and globalization. The need for speed, adaptability and customer driven value is clear, but without high quality, the customer may not come back. Come listen, learn and interact with those who have walked that line and understand the challenges, opportunities and perils. Topics in this discussion include: business agility, agile practices, continuous quality practices, automation, culture and high performing teams.

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Twin-SPIN

May 4, 2017 − Keller Hall 3−111, University of Minnesota

Robert Gormley

Robert Gormley presenting Enterprise Test Automation Framework

Discover how to implement an Enterprise Test Automation Framework that will greatly expedite your testing processes.

Join Robert for this overview of how to assess, plan, and implement an Enterprise Test Automation Framework to support your Agile processes. Learn how to create a vision, strategy and roadmap -- and to determine the right technology stack for the framework. Additionally, you will learn the roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities as well as best practices used for the framework’s implementation. By applying this approach, you will be able to keep your automation in line with your Agile sprints and maximize benefits.

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QAI QUEST 2017

April 4 & 6, 2017 − Chicago

Robert Gormley

Robert Gormley presenting (Half-day tutorial) Enterprise Test Automation: The Key to Agile QA Success

With the continued rise of Agile testing, QA teams are challenged with how to automate testing in order to “keep up.” Many QA teams have implemented automated testing without leveraging an Enterprise Test Automation Framework to become more efficient and effective in the Agile SDLC.

Like a Testing Center of Excellence, an Enterprise Test Automation Framework can help organizations galvanize their automation resources toward a consistent, standards-based delivery that results in highly scalable, easily sustainable, and quickly deployable test automation. Join Robert for this tutorial to learn how to assess, plan, and implement an Enterprise Test Automation Framework to support your Agile processes.

Learn how to create a vision, strategy and roadmap and determine the right technology stack for the framework. Additionally, you will learn the roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities as well as best practices used for the framework´s implementation. By applying this approach, you will be able to keep your automation in line with your Agile sprints and maximize benefits.

Key Learning Points:

  • Understand the benefits of an Enterprise Test Automation Framework for both the organization and for Agile teams
  • Create a vision, strategy, and roadmap for implementing an Enterprise Test Automation Framework
  • Use best practices for implementing an Enterprise Test Automation Framework

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QAI QUEST 2017

April 5, 2017 − Chicago

Ann Nettesheim

Amy Ikenn

Ann Nettesheim & Amy Ikenn presenting Back to Basics: Key Metrics for Agile & Waterfall

Where do the numbers come from? Why do we measure what we measure? Should we measure that? Let’s get back to basics and give leadership confidence on how done are you using some key metrics for both project managers and testing managers in waterfall and agile environments.

This workshop will explore key metrics that every software project should track and report on to give the leadership team confidence, as well some ideas on project management metrics for overall progress. Both agile principles and waterfall based vital signs will be explored. In a true agile form, we’ll collaborate in this workshop and discuss philosophy of metrics. We’ll evaluate measurement consideration as it relates to value, quality, delivery, teamwork/collaboration, and continuous improvement. We’ll also look at PM metrics and how to use similar functions in an agile environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Give your Leadership confidence in testing and overall project management with metrics
  • Use metrics and information radiators to convey testing status, overall team health, and how done you really are
  • Understand how to set expectations and using tools of truth to avoid doubt about metrics

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Executive Roundtable

March 15, 2017 − Hilton Garden Inn, Milwaukee

Craig Thielen

Craig Thielen Moderates − The Agile Journey: And We Mean Business!

Business Agility is one of the fastest growing strategy and management trends in business and IT today. We will have an interactive and informative panel discussion followed by a Q&A session with industry experts covering everything from the history of the movement to its principles, various forms, methods and business impact. You will gain a glimpse of how Business Agility may help your organization use a powerful new way of thinking and doing work to realize higher overall effectiveness and sustained competitive edge.

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