Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are groups formed by AST members with a desire to pursue significant, long-term activity in an area of interest to the Association. As a member you are invited to join existing SIG or propose a new one. All SIGs are self supporting and AST currently has the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Tester Education (EdSig)
This SIG is dedicate to educating software test professional through programs like BBST and our partnership with SummerQAmp. Make a difference in our industry by shaping AST’s educational resources.
Join the Ed SIG mailing list at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ASTeducationSIG/ to keep up with all the latest Ed SIG news and events.
AST Leadership SIG is dedicated to build a community of context driven test leaders, and provide resources and support for advancing test management, quality advocacy and leadership skills and practices.
Leadership SIG recognizes and supports variety of different paths for software test professionals’ career development. We plan to facilitate workshops, share and exchange techniques and stories, and, in the long term act as a resource for test professionals who are accepting the leaders’ role in their organizations.
During 2014, the SIG will focus on several crowdsourcing initiatives that will create guides and other resources helping to promote skilled testing, overcome common objections while transitioning, and talk to management (line/CxO level managers) about testing.
Join the Leadership SIG mailing list at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/QualityLeaderSIG.
Starting a SIG
Below are items to be included when proposing a SIG. Please email your proposal to the President. The AST board of directors will review the proposal and respond.
- What is the focus, need, and purpose of this SIG? (An example mission or charter is helpful)
- What activities will be done by this SIG? (publications, workshops, multimedia)
- Who will lead the SIG? (They must be an AST member in good standing)
- Is there a need for funding? What will it be used for and how much is needed?
Please review the SIG policies prior to proposal.