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Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Self-Care and Leading by Example

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First: Self-Care and Leading by Example

Times are tough right now. At all levels, people are struggling to find their way through the challenges of a pandemic. People are balancing home and work life in ways they never imagined. Some people don’t have the energy to think about self-care, and some don’t think they have the space or permission to. As leaders in tech, it’s our job to support and protect our people – but how do we do that when we’re struggling just as much as they are?

No MBA? No Problem – Earn Your Q-TAP at Team Manager Bootcamp

No MBA? No Problem – Earn Your Q-TAP at Team Manager Bootcamp

In this 2-hour webinar bootcamp we will explore ideas on how we develop management traits and skills. How do we separate people from products? Discuss ideas about what we do on a day-to-day basis to help our team members stay focused and happy. Discuss techniques on what to do when things are not going so well.

Automated Accessibility Testing: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Drive Accessible Digital Experiences

Automated Accessibility Testing: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Drive Accessible Digital Experiences

The World Bank estimates that around 15% of the world’s population experiences some form of disability. That is a staggering 1 billion people who can be struggling to use your website if it is not accessible. There are legal implications to that, too. In the U.S., web accessibility lawsuits hit all-time highs last year. Artificial intelligence has long been used to create better, personalized user experiences (hey, Netflix). But now automation testing companies are also looking for ways to leverage the tech and address accessibility challenges better. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Quality Leadership, Testing, and Governance Tactics that Make or Break Your Progressive Delivery System

Quality Leadership, Testing, and Governance Tactics that Make or Break Your Progressive Delivery System

More and more companies are using Progressive Delivery to get all types of changes – new features, configuration changes, bug fixes, and experiments – into production in a safer, faster, and most importantly, a sustainable way.

Scaling Quality

Scaling Quality

JoEllen not only introduces the core practices in each thread; she also describes how Olo rolled the practices out to 14 different teams and how they adapted the approach collaboratively with the team. She’ll provide an overview of the WTQ bootcamps, strategy workshops, and quarterly retros, which respectively introduce the approach, provide practice in new skills, and adapt working agreements for each team. It’s WTQ-in-a-box for teams who are experiencing growth and struggling to articulate a cohesive strategy.