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Quality Requires Safety

  • 10 Feb 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom or at Improving
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  • If you are not an Individual Member or an employee of a Member Corporation, please register using this option.
  • If your company is a Corporate Member of TCQAA, please register using this registration. There is no cost to attend for Corporate Members.
  • This event is free for members. If you have joined as a Member and paid dues for the year, you may register as a member and pay no fees to attend!

TCQAA is pleased to announce our February event!

Quality Requires Safety

Many organizations focus on tools and processes to increase software quality while ignoring the human aspects!

People working in an "unsafe" environment will find it hard to create quality software products regardless of the tools they employ. Using real examples, this talk will provide attendees with actionable practices they can adopt immediately to foster a safe workplace that invites effective communication and produces quality software products.

About our Presenter:

Ebenezer C. Ikonne is a practitioner-academic (pracademic) with over 20 years in product development.  He is currently a product and engineering leader at Cox Automotive. He has held middle- to senior-level leadership and management positions in large organizations, small corporations, and startups.

Ebenezer is passionate about fostering a positive workplace where people thrive. He regularly speaks on issues relating to leadership, followership, organizational culture, business strategy, product management, and software development. He publishes content both on LinkedIn and at

He has also written for the Cutter Consortium. Ebenezer’s aptly named YouTube channel “Joy at Work” ( provides practical tips on how anyone can experience joy at work.

Ebenezer has extensive experience leading organizational change and understands the complex challenges leaders face in demanding product development contexts. His experience, coupled with his education, provides him with a unique perspective on how 21st-century product development leaders can become more effective.

Ebenezer is the author of the book “Becoming a Leader in Product Development: An Evidence-Based Guide to the Essentials” packed full of practical tips to help leaders become more effective. The book is available from Apress and Amazon.
You can reach Ebenezer on LinkedIn ( and Twitter (@eikonne).

Meeting Schedule:

4:00 - Welcome, Social Time and Open Discussion

4:15 - Presentation begins

5:15 - Q&A

5:30 - End 

This is will be our first hybrid event!

For those of you who want to join us in person - we will be hosting at "Improving", in Bloomington, MN. The address will be provided with your email registration confirmation.  Come early for pizza, pop, beer and socializing!

If you want to meet online - use the zoom registration link that will be sent with your confirmation email.

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