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CQAA March 2013 Speaker Program: Distributed Teams that Pop

  • 18 Mar 2013
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • 200 W Madison Chicago, IL 60606 Modis


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Distributed Teams that Pop: Tips and Tricks to Develop Energy, Enthusiasm and Collaboration
Cindy Glaser,

About the Topic

Whether working with a test team in Baltimore, a development group in Bangalore, or a PM at the corner Starbucks, we are all increasingly required to work and interact in a distributed team environment. To the overall organization, this arrangement may be seen as a way to bring down the bottom line, offer greater flexibility and take advantage of a 24 hour work schedule, but it also carries high risk in terms of coordination, communication and successful project completion. This presentation will share best practices, tips and tricks for establishing and cultivating a successful distributed team by identifying specific issues and proven techniques to resolve them. 

Key Learning Objectives

In this fun, interactive session, Cindy will address:
  • How to plan ahead so that distributed teams can get moving quickly
  • How to manage a distributed team and deal with specific issues relating to off-site workers
  • How to address communication issues between on-site and off-site workers
  • How to measure, report, correct, and learn from mistakes
  • ...and more!
About the Speakers

Cindy Glaser QA Manager at, has over 15 years’ experience as a QA Analyst and Quality Manager.  She has developed a specialty for working with and managing distributed teams across the globe, including the US, China and India.  Her experience at major multinational companies such as Sears Holdings, Morningstar, AT&T, and Siemens, as well as popular Chicago-based real estate search site, spans multiple industries and organizational environments.  Cindy also specializes in retooling QA teams to handle tighter deadlines and enables cost containment by implementing a risk-oriented approach, and has assisted several technology teams in their successful transitions to Agile development.  She has served as Membership Director of the Chicago Quality Assurance Association since 2006

Host and Location

200 W Madison
Chicago, IL 60606


1:30-2:00 Sign-in & Networking
2:00-2:15 Welcome and CQAA Announcements
2:15-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 3:00)



PLEASE REGISTER BY Friday, March 15, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at

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