Where did QA go? The role of QA in a scaled agile environment 

The agile revolution is one of the most noteworthy changes in the world of software development.
Many technology leaders need advice on how to change testing to the agile environment without losing the basic attributes of quality assurance: Independence, professional, effective.

In this webinar we will discuss these crucial topics and shed light on what QA means in a scaled agile environment:

  • Who is the custodian of Quality in an agile environment?
  • How to install confidence in Business teams regarding the quality of the product for faster release?
  • How to insist on independent testing without hurting velocity?
  • How to enable globally distributed teams to achieve accelerated Time to Market?
  • How to shift left, without losing the End-to-End business process view, enterprise-grade Quality architecture, standards, tools and reporting?
  • How to empower agile teams to deliver a stable build to deploy on time with ever-changing customer demands?

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Join Yoav Ziv, Qualitest’s COO (West), Hardik Parekh (AVP - Delivery) and Michael Giacometti (AVP - Solution Architect), to learn how to evolve QA for an agile environment, achieve velocity, effectiveness and quality without losing your Independence, and utilizing professional and customer centric QA.




Yoav Ziv – COO (West), Qualitest 

Yoav is a transformation specialist and a renowned expert in using operations methods that break through organization performance, such as Lean, Theory of Constraints, DevOps and other operational research practices. He holds an MBA degree from Ben-Gurion University and is a Computer Science & Economics graduate from Tel-Aviv University


Hardik Parekh – AVP - Delivery, Qualitest

Hardik helps clients’ drive Agile-DevOps transformation, and build high-performing globally distributed teams. He is a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) who leads all levels of an organization through a Lean-Agile transformation at scale by training, coaching, facilitating, and mentoring.
In his current role as Associate Vice President, Hardik oversees Professional Services Delivery Management in US, UK, Romania and India. He is currently leading a team of about 130+ people, spread across five different time zones.



Doug Honikel – VP - Engineering, AccuWeather

Doug is responsible for the engineering, delivery, and support of enterprise-wide web technologies at AccuWeather, including API's, accessed billions of times daily, AccuWeather.com, AccuWeather for Business systems, and more. He leads architecture, software and quality engineering, DevOps, and delivery management with a focus on getting to market faster, better, and cheaper using automation, data, and cloud technologies.



Kurt Fulepp – Global Chief Product Officer, AccuWeather

Kurt is responsible for the vision, strategy and design for the enterprise-wide product portfolio of AccuWeather, as well as brand design, creative services, audience & analytics, business intelligence and mobile app development.
As CPO, Kurt is charged with every element of the AccuWeather product roadmap, from conceptualization to launch and post-launch performance. Drawing on his extensive experience working at the intersection of cutting-edge digital products and premium content, he leads the development of the latest ecosystems of products, leveraging artificial intelligence, big data, and connected and smart devices.


About Qualitest  

Qualitest is the world's largest independent, pure-play quality assurance company. We enable every client and every brand to navigate an ever-changing world by delivering smarter quality assurance and testing solutions to meet their precise technology needs -- mitigated of risk, exceptional to use and ready to perform. Quality assurance is at the core of our business and everything that we do. Our team of focused specialists provides a broad service offering that goes beyond functional testing to encompass automation, reliability, usability, AI, and other innovations.


About AccuWeather, Inc. and accuweather.com  

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as accuweather.com and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel.

AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.

Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features available free to the public are MinuteCast®️ Minute by Minute™️ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™️. Furthermore, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally. Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.

AccuWeather, RealFeel, RealFeel Shade, WinterCast, and MinuteCast are all registered trademarks of AccuWeather, Inc. AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature, AccuWeatherIQ, AccuWeather RealImpact, AccuWeather RI, AccuWeather MinuteCast, AccuWeather Network, Minute by Minute and Superior Accuracy are all trademarks of AccuWeather, Inc. All other trademarks, product names and logos are the property of their respective owners.

The AccuWeather app for Android phone and tablet users is free at the Google Play store. The AccuWeather iOS app is free at www.AppStore.com. Visit accuweather.com for additional information.