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November 2016 Quality Awards Banquet

Topic:The Increasing Role Technology Plays in Our Personal and Business Lives

Presenter: Brian Faros, VP and CIO, Federal Reserve Bank

Argosy Casino

777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150

Thursday, November 10

6:15 PM – 9:30 PM


RSVP by Monday, November 7, 2016

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The 2016 Annual Quality Recognition Awards

KCQAA is dedicated to providing leadership to the information systems industry in improving quality and productivity. Through its annual Quality Awards Program, KCQAA provides its members an opportunity for recognition of outstanding accomplishments. We encourage all companies and information professionals to continuously seek improvement in their products and services, and to share those principles with other members.

The 2016 Quality Recognition Awards will be presented at the Quality Awards Banquet in November.

Award Categories

  • Outstanding Quality Achievement by a Member Organization
  • Outstanding Quality Achievement by an Individual Member
  • For Best Presentation at KCQAA Business Meeting

Awards will be presented in each category only if, in the opinion of the Recognition Committee, exceptional performance has been demonstrated. Award Categories will be awarded through a nomination process. The award for Best Presentation is based on audience evaluations made throughout the year at each of the KCQAA business meetings. Winners are free to advertise their award, but not represent the award as any endorsement of product or service quality.

Winners are free to advertise their award, but not represent the award as any endorsement of product or service quality.


For categories requiring membership status, only those members whose annual membership is paid in full in accordance with KCQAA Articles of Association (Article VII – Membership) will be considered. Separate categories are available for recognition for outstanding accomplishments of individuals that do not have full membership status.

Award Criteria

Four areas will be considered in evaluation award nominations. They are:

  1. Leadership examines the commitment and visible quality values demonstrated by the organization or the individual under nomination.
  2. Quality Planning examines the process for planning and achieving sustained quality leadership and continuous improvement.
  3. Quality Results examines the levels of quality improvement based upon quantitative measures.
  4. Customer Satisfaction examines the conscientious attention paid toward customer expectations and methods for determining customer acceptance.


Nomination Process 

Nominations must be received by November 1st, 2016, and are submitted by completing a nomination form and attaching documentation of your nominee’s accomplishments and qualifications. 

Click here to access the 2016 Quality Recognition Awards Nomination Form


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KCQAA was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit organization and a chapter of the Quality Assurance Institute. KCQAA is proud to be one of the first professional organizations to recognize the need for quality assurance in the Information Technology industry.
KCQAA is supported by over 30 local companies and has over 150 area members. KCQAA promotes and supports software certifications such as the “Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA)” and the “Certified Software Tester (CSTE)”. 
KCQAA provides monthly business meetings where members and visitors can network and exchange information on the latest technology and quality techniques.  Our monthly business meeting and informational presentations on quality attract a diversified field of IT professionals located in the Kansas City area.  The meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
We provide our members with a bimonthly newsletter, discounts on area meetings, seminars and conferences.
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1.     Encourage and foster the exchange of Information Technology quality practices and promote quality improvement by:
o    Hosting local and national speakers.
o    Networking with other IT professionals.
o    Communicating quality-related activities and events.
o    Encouraging quality commitment and involvement in all levels of the IT profession.
2.     Promote quality professionalism by educating members in current and emerging quality concepts and methods through local and national opportunities.
3.     Increase quality professional awareness by:
o    Promoting and assisting in the professional certification processes.
o    Publicly recognizing individuals and corporations for contributing to quality improvement in their companies and communities.
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Individual and Corporate memberships are available. Corporate memberships with three or more members qualify for a discount on annual membership dues according to the following schedule:

  • Individual member -- $ 36/year
  • 1-2 members -- $ 36/year (each)
  • 3-4 members -- $ 30/year (each)
  • 5-9 members -- $ 24/year (each)
  • 10+ members -- $18/year (each)

Click here to go to the membership application.


The Greater Kansas City Quality Assurance Association is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for Information Technology Professionals to promote Quality Assurance concepts, principles, and practices.

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