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Monday, April 28 | Tuesday, April 29 | Wednesday, April 30 | Thursday, May 1 | Friday, May 2

MONDAY, April 28, 2008
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Manager's Solutions Workshop
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Full Day Tutorials
Management
Test Design
Agile Testing
Measurement
Project Management
Tutorials
Managing Testing using Six Sigma, TSP/PSP, PMBOK & Poka-Yoke Introduction to Exploratory Testing Test Case Development in an Iterative and Highly Incremental Agile Environment Managing the Test Project Using Verification Metrics Project Management for Everyone
Mukesh Jain
Microsoft Corporation
Cem Kaner, JD, PhD,
Florida Institute of Technology
Timothy Korson, PhD,
Qualsys Solutions
Dr. Lawrence E. Day
Boeing
James Vaughan,
Coach N Train Ltd.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Certification Prep Courses
Certified Software Tester (CSTE) Prep Course - Tim Pelland, Quality Assurance Institute - SOLD OUT
Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) Prep Course - Mike Pregmon, Quality Assurance Institute
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Manager's Connection Dinner - Sponsored by QAI


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TUESDAY, April 29, 2008
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Manager's Solutions Workshop
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Full Day Tutorials
Management
Test Process
Test Automation
Requirements
Quality Principles
Tutorials
System Testing with an Attitude: An Approach that Nurtures Front-Loaded Quality Proactive Testing: Putting Agile Test-Driven Development on Steroids

Making Test Automation Live Up to Its Promise -
SOLD OUT

Scenario-Based Requirements Management Software Verification and Validation for Practitioners and Managers
Nathan Petschenik,
STS Consulting
Robin F. Goldsmith, JD, Go Pro Management, Inc. Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies, Inc. Marcia Stinson, Quality Lifecycle Solution Steven Rakitin, Software Quality Consulting, Inc.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Certification Prep Courses
Certified Software Tester (CSTE) Prep Course - Tim Pelland, Quality Assurance Institute - SOLD OUT
Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) Prep Course - Mike Pregmon, Quality Assurance Institute
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception and Chapters Networking - Sponsored by Chicago QAI Chapter (CQAA)


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WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2008
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by McCabe Software
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks & Announcements
  Tom Ticknor, Chief Operating Officer, Quality Assurance Institute
Nancy Kastl, CQAA (Chicago QAI Chapter) President, QUEST Conference Chairperson
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Keynote Address
  Improve the Power of Your Tests with Risk-Based Test Design
Cem Kaner, JD, PhD, Professor of Software Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Morning Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Checkpoint Technologies
10:05 AM - 11:15 AM
Keynote Address
  Software Quality Practices over the Next Ten Years
Sam Guckenheimer, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Management
Test Planning
Measurement
Automation
Product Solutions
Industry Expert Sessions
Managing a Software Quality and Testing Group Creating a Test Plan You can Actually Use Quality and Test Measurements in a Balanced Scorecard Test Automation in an Agile Environment Quality Management Solutions (QMS): Putting It All Together
Steven R. Rakitin, Software Quality Consulting, Inc Ross A. Fraser,
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Barbara Ainsworth, Process Plus International LLC Bob Crews,
Checkpoint Technologies
Barbara Martens, Compuware Corporation
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch - Visit the Exhibitors EXPO
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Management
Test Planning
Measurement
Automation
Product Solutions
Solutions Benchmarking Sessions
Driving Savings in Testing: Where to Look
Using Test Planning to Guide Your Project Delivery Defect Management, Tracking and Metrics Methodologies
Test Automation Bottom Line: Initiating, Maintaining, and Showing the Benefits
Software Reliability and Testing: Know When to Say When
Julie Marzano, AT&T Brian Dodsworth, U.S. Cellular Sharon Reinhard, Aspen Marketing Services Shalla Hyderi Goyal, JD Allstate Insurance Dale Brenneman,
McCabe Software
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Refreshment Break - Sponsored by Compuware Corporation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Management
Test Planning
Measurement
Automation
Product Solutions
Solutions Workshops
Managing Software Quality and Test Solutions Workshop Better Test Planning Solutions Workshop Building Effective Measurement Solutions Workshop Challenges of Test Automation Solutions Workshop Quality Assurance for the Enterprise: The Power of Keyword Driven Testing
Facilitated by
Kim MacDonald,
Office Max, Inc
Facilitated by
Tim Pelland,Quality Assurance Institute
Facilitated by
Nancy Kastl,
Kaslen Group, Inc.
Facilitated by
Molly Byer,
Technisource
Joshua W. Burton, PhD,
IBM Rational
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Exhibitor EXPO & Book Store
9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Book Signing
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Coaching Sessions - Signup Required
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Lake Michigan Dinner Cruise Appreciation Night - Sponsored by Microsoft


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THURSDAY, May 1, 2008
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by IBM Rational
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Announcements
  Nancy Kastl, CQAA (Chicago QAI Chapter) President, QUEST Conference Chairperson
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote Address
  The Challenges of Quality Management in a Global Software Company
Guenther Limboeck, Vice President Global Quality Governance, SAP AG
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Morning Refreshment Break - Sponsored by DSR Management, Inc.
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Management
Quality Control
Requirements
Performance Test
Product Solutions
Industry Expert Sessions
Building a Center of Excellence for SOA Lifecycle Quality Software Reviews: Spend Less than 5% of Your Project in Testing Guaranteed!!! Scenario-based Requirements Management
Performance Testing Monitoring: For Free!
Application Quality and Performance Testing
John Michelsen,
 iTKO, Inc.
Lois Zells, Lois Zells & Associates, Inc. Marcia Stinson,Quality Lifecycle Solutions Jack R. Frank,
Mosaic, Inc.
Dan Knapp,
HP Software
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Management
Quality Control
Requirements
Performance Test
Product Solutions
Solutions Benchmarking Sessions
Focused Process Improvements at Solution Testing Services
Release Management: Entrance Control and Quality Gates Compliance Test of Non-Functional Requirements at SAP
Building a Performance Test Center of Excellence
A Testing Revolution: New Tools from Microsoft
Pavan Kishore Kota, Capgemini
Pat O’Donnell, TransUnion
Terry Austin, Nationwide Insurance Martina Wroblewski, PhD., SAP AG Brian Lovejoy,
JP Morgan Chase Bank NA
Ed Glas,
Microsoft Corporation
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch - Sponsored by Utopia Solutions - also visit the Exhibitor EXPO
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Management
Test Techniques
Test Process
Special Topics
Product Solutions
Industry Expert Sessions
Increase ICT Project Success with Concrete Scope Management Monitoring Software Quality with Continuous Integration Proactive UAT Makes Users Competent, Confident, Committed Ensuring a Superior User Experience from the First Line of Code Test What Matters: The Benefits of Aligning Requirements and Testing
Carol Dekkers,
Quality Plus Technologies, Inc.

Pekka Forselius, 4SUM Partners
Andrew Glover, Stelligent Incorporated Robin F. Goldsmith,
Go Pro Management, Inc
Patrick LIghtbody
Gomez, Inc.
Renato Quedas, Borland
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Refreshment Break - Sponsored by iTKO, Inc.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Management
Test Techniques
Test Process
Special Topics
Product Solutions
Solutions Benchmarking Sessions
Integrating Quality Assurance within an ERP Implementation
Model-Based Testing: An Industrial View
Regression Testing: The Essentials
Usability: What You Need to Know to Begin Testing NOW
A Helping Hand for Manual Testers
Lynn Hancock,
USG Inc.
Marlon Vieira,
Siemens Corporate Research
Deakon J. Provost,
State Farm Insurance
Susan R. Brockley, ExxonMobil Gregory Sengpiel
Original Software
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Exhibitor EXPO & Book Store
9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Book Signing
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Coaching Sessions - Signup Required
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitors Wine and Cheese Reception and Raffle - Sponsored by EXPO Exhibitors


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FRIDAY, May 2, 2008
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by Scalar USA, Inc.
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Announcements
  Nancy Kastl, CQAA (Chicago QAI Chapter) President, QUEST Conference Chairperson
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote Address
  Security-Enhanced Quality Assurance: Mitigating Risks to the Enterprise
Joe Jarzombek, Director of Software Assurance, Department of Homeland Security
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Morning Refreshment Break
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Agile
Globalization
People/Team Effectiveness
Security/Data Privacy
 
Industry Expert Sessions
QA Lessons I Learned from Agile
The "Humanics"of Testing in a Flat World Resistance to Change: Understanding and Overcoming This Critical Barrier
Testing for Security Risks in a Web 2.0/SOA World  
Bill Rinko-Gay, Technisource Samson David,
Infosys Technologies Limited
Burton Greenberg, Process Management Group, Ltd Billy Hoffman, HP Software  
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Agile
Globalization
People/Team Effectiveness
Security/Data Privacy
 
Solutions Benchmarking Sessions
Panel Discussion:
Quality Opportunities and Challenges with Agile
Maximize Integrated Team Effectiveness: An Offshore Model That Works
Team Dynamics in IT: How a Team Mindset Can Make You More Effective
Test Data Privatization: A Real-World Case Study
 
Bill Rinko-Gay, Technisource
Burke Cox, Stelligent Incorporated.

David Longstreet, SoftwareMetrics.com
Lois Zells, Lois Zells & Associates, Inc
Brook Klawitter,
USG Inc.
Cathy Mejia, Nicor Craig Laufer and Jeremy Sloan,
Erie Insurance Group
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch - Grand Prize Drawing
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Professional Certification
Process Improvement
People Effectiveness
Tools Effectiveness
 
Action Planning Workshops
Career Development: Achieving and Retaining your Certification  Workshop IDEAL Process Improvement
Planning Workshop
More Than a Good Idea: The Role of Influence in Quality Assurance Workshop
Improving the Value of Automated Tools Workshop
 
Kim MacDonald and Andrea  Warner, CQAA Paul Pazderski, Software Process Consultant, Inc. Susan L. Slater, PhD and
Phillip G. Armour, Corvus International Inc.
Barbara Martens,Compuware Corporation  
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CSTE and CSQA Certification Practice Exams


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