Our plan for the upcoming year includes the following:
- Disseminate knowledge regarding best practices and cutting-edge solutions related to achieving software quality
- Establish the Software Division community within the ASQ website
- Make available information regarding international standards and create a mechanism for members to participate in the development of international standards
- Reinstitute the Watts S Humphrey Software Quality Scholarship
- Operate the Software Division in an efficient and effective manner
The new website is up and running on the ASQ platform and we encourage you to visit it and participate in discussions and share information there. You may not be aware that the Software Division is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) that participates in the development of ISO systems and software engineering standards. As a member, you can review and comment on these standards and help shape them.
The Watts S Humphrey Software Quality Scholarship was established a few years ago and has been dormant. We are reinstituting the scholarship and you can find more information about it and the application at https://my.asq.org/communities/reviews/item/169/12/732.
Regarding the CSQE, in 2021 or 2022 there will be an update cycle starting where volunteers will be selected to participate in the workshops to update the Body of Knowledge and the Exam questions. To be in the pool for selection to participate, ones need to be a current ASQ member, hold an active certification, and have opted to receive communications from ASQ. Each workshop is a two-day activity that is hosted in Milwaukee at headquarters and provides RUs that can be used for re-certification.
Finally, we want to operate the division in an efficient and effective manner. This means exercising financial discipline while doing our best serve the membership. You may have heard or seen messages regarding the ASQ transformation and a petition calling for changes in the manner in which the transformation is being executed as well as consideration of an option to change the ASQ Headquarters staff. The choice is yours to decide your path forward regarding the transformation. As your Software Division leadership team, we want you to know that we are committed to executing our plan to serve you as members. Furthermore, we encourage you to join the leadership team in the Software Division or take on a leadership role within the Society. While change is hard and there are serious issues, we are all striving to improve the quality of software products and through them the world we live in. We hope you will join us.
If you would like to join the leadership team in one of the following areas, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|ASQ Software Division Leadership Team CY2020|
|Position||First Name||Last Name|
|Immediate Past Chair||Rick||Neighbarger|