Yolonda Kennedy

Yolonda Kennedy is a Quality Assurance professional with 20+ years of experience with expertise in leading quality and testing initiatives. She has proven ability to drive organizational change to maximize processes and deliver quality systems resulting in higher levels of efficiency and productivity. Yolonda has been employed by Anthem for 7 years and is a Technology Manager II of a Requirements and Test Governance team. She is responsible for SDLC methodology, implementing requirements and test processes and standards, metrics and reporting framework, training development and delivery, requirements and test tool implementation and support, and change management. Prior to Anthem, Yolonda worked for PepsiCo for 10 years where she held many positions including Test Process Specialist and QA & Test Manager in PepsiCo’s Enterprise Test Center of Excellence. She is experienced in test planning, test design and development, test execution, and test process improvement. Yolonda has a B.S. degree in Computer Science/Mathematics and an M.B.A. in Information Technology. She also holds a Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) certification from the Quality Assurance Institute (QAI), the Certified Tester, Foundational Level (CTFL) certification from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification from Scrum Alliance, SAFe Agilist Certification from Scaled Agile and Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner. Yolonda has spoken on several occasions at QA and testing conferences.

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