Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, PhD, Advantage Leadership, Inc.

As President of Advantage Leadership, Inc., Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ph.D., CSQA, works with companies to improve the quality and productivity of software-related efforts. She helps IT organizations assess the current situation and create strategic plans to engineer successful processes, establish business-oriented measurement, and improve bottom-line results. She works with both technical and managerial staff to discover hidden costs and demonstrate ROI. Rebecca has successfully established three QA organizations; she has an international client base, and is the author of books on improving software quality and strategic planning including Get Great Requirements, The Hard Job of Making Software Work: Building the QA Function Step-by-Step, Success Planning: A ‘How-To’ Guide for Strategic Planning, and Conventional Wisdom: How Today’s Leaders Plan, Perform, and Progress Like the Founding Fathers.

QUEST 2014 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Two-Day Class: CSQA Certification Prep

Monday, April 7: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM & Tuesday, April 8: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The Certified Software Quality Analyst Prep Course is designed specifically to prepare the quality assurance professional for the CSQA examination. This is a 2-day course taught by a certified QAI instructor. The course assists the quality assurance professional in focusing on the topics that are important for understanding, thus helping toward the successful completion of the exam. This course is not intended to supplant the need for proper examination preparation. However, it will serve as an excellent review of the CSQA Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) which consists of the ten skill categories listed below. Sample exam questions are provided throughout the course.

  • Quality Principles and Concepts
  • Quality Leadership
  • Quality Baselines (Assessments and Models)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Planning
  • Define, Build, Implement, and Improve Work Processes
  • Quality Control Practices
  • Metrics and Measurement
  • Intern Control and Security
  • Outsourcing, COTS, and Contracting Quality