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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 Thursday, September 15, 2016

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Time: 5 PM-8:00PM

Location:  SSM Health

10101 Woodfield Lane

St. Louis, MO 63132

Room:  Computer Room C - On the right through the glass doors once you come in the main entrance





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The Art of Building the Team


Like it or not, as a manager, or as you move into management, your primary responsibility will be to build a “world-class” team of individuals who collectively have the talent and temperament to bring extraordinary value to the organization. But how do you gauge talent, or temperament, or character?


During his talk, Tom will discuss the challenges of building the world-class team providing some suggestions as to how to discern who will enhance and who will detract from the value of the team. As managers tasked with hiring new members, what are the key criteria that must be evaluated? Who is this person you are considering bringing into family? Will they play well with others?  How do you know? The stakes are high!


Is it enough to scrutinize each person in our effort to build the world-class team? Does management need to do a little introspection as well? What is the “state of the manager”? Tom will discuss some recent global studies that help us understand the impact “management” has on the team. Is management a good member of the family? Does management play well with others? Does management enhance or detract from the value of the team?


Whether you are management, non-management, or looking for insights into how to join the team, a lively discussion will be good for us all!



Tom Ticknor

Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Ticknor has over 35 years of experience in IT software development and quality. He has a wide range of experience including management of product design teams, development teams, software QA and testing departments. Mr. Ticknor has been training and consulting in the field of software testing and quality for the past 19 years.


Mr. Ticknor is a keynote speaker and presenter at testing and quality conferences, software development trade conferences and has spoken both in the U.S. and internationally.  Mr. Ticknor has been a guest lecturer at universities in the U.S., Belarus, India and China.


Mr. Ticknor is the Chief Operating Officer for QAI overseeing the daily operations of the Institute’s global activities.  Before joining QAI, Mr. Ticknor held executive level positions with software development companies in Boston, Massachusetts USA and Orlando, Florida USA.  

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Driving Directions

Directions to SSM Health at Woodfield:

270 to Olive Blvd. East 

Turn left at Old Olive

Take a right on Corporate Square and the building is 1/2 mile on your left

Once inside go to the right through the glass doors down the hallway to Computer Room C


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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