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Monday, September 22 | Tuesday, September 23 | Wednesday, September 24 | Thursday, September 25 | Friday, September 26

MONDAY, September 22, 2008
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Manager's Solutions Workshop
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Full Day Tutorials ----------------------------------------------------10 AM Break, 12 PM - 1 PM Lunch, 3 PM Break
Process Improvement
Risk Management
Test Process
Test Automation
Seven Low Overhead Software Process Improvements Software Project Risks Exploratory Testing: Design, Execute and Learn Making Test Automation Live Up to Its Promises
Robin Goldsmith,
GoPro Management, Inc.
John Estrella, PhD,
Agilitek Corporation
Michael Bolton, DevelopSense Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies, Inc.
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Certification Prep Courses
Certified Software Tester (CSTE) Prep Course - Tim Pelland, Quality Assurance Institute
Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) Prep Course - Mike Pregmon, PhD, Quality Assurance Institute
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Manager's Connection Dinner - Sponsored by QAI Canada

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TUESDAY, September 23, 2008
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Manager's Solutions Workshop
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Full Day Tutorials ----------------------------------------------------10 AM Break, 12 PM - 1 PM Lunch, 3 PM Break
Estimation
Measurement
Test Design
Agile Testing
Requirements-based Estimating and Scheduling Best Practices Using Test Measurements to Influence Project and Organizational Behavior Test Design and Combinatorial Testing Explained Test Case Development in a Quasi-Agile Development Environment
Steven Rakitin, Software Quality Consulting, Inc. Richard Bechtold, PhD, Abridge Technology Peter Zimmerer, Siemens AG Timothy Korson, PhD, Qualsys Solutions
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Certification Prep Courses
Certified Software Tester (CSTE) Prep Course - Tim Pelland, Quality Assurance Institute
Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) Prep Course - Mike Pregmon, Quality Assurance Institute
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception - Sponsored by QAI Canada

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WEDNESDAY, September 24, 2008
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks & Announcements
  Tom Ticknor, Chief Operating Officer, Quality Assurance Institute
Michael Cookson, SWOSQG Education Director and Conference Chairperson
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Keynote Address
  Enterprise Software Quality
Sally Piao, Oracle Corporation
9:40 AM - 10:05 AM
Morning Refreshment Break - sponsored by Oracle
10:05 AM - 11:15 AM
Keynote Address
  Application Quality Management - Trends and Future Directions
Subbu Iyer, Director of QA Products, HP
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Risk Management
Measurement
Test Planning
Test Automation
EXPO Theatre
8 Steps to Risk-Based Testing Test Metrics: A Practical Approach to Tracking & Interpretation Why is Test Planning So Hard? Keyword Test Automation Framework

Akemi Micallef, Compuware Corporation Shaun Bradshaw, Questcon Technologies Elizabeth D'Angelo, PhD,
CGI
Kai Chiu,
IBM Canada
 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch - sponsored by Deloitte
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Risk Management
Measurement
Test Planning
Test Automation
EXPO Theatre
Managing Risk and Maintaining Product Quality in a Project Recovery Situation
When Good Numbers Go Bad Phases of the Test Cycle: Discrete Entities or an Overlapping Network?
‘A' is for Abstraction: Managing Change in a Test Automation Implementation
Oracle Application Quality Management
Oracle
1:30 - 2:00
Tony Toy,
Stratix Consulting
Thomas Cagley,
David Consulting Group
Jerrold Landau,
IBM Toronto Lab
Mark Meninger,
Research In Motion
VSTS and ObjectSharp - a winning combination
ObjectSharp Consulting
2:00 - 2:30
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Refreshment Break- sponsored by ObjectSharp Consulting
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Risk Management
Workshop
Measurement
Workshop
Test Planning
Workshop
Test Automation
Workshop
EXPO Theatre
Effective Risk Management for IT Projects Solutions Workshop Building Effective Measurement Solutions Workshop Better Test Planning Solutions Workshop Challenges of Test Automation Solutions Workshop Lifecycle Application Performance Management Solution
dynaTrace Software
3:00 - 3:30
Joseph W. Mayo,
Keane Federal Systems, Inc.
Nancy Kastl,
Kaslen Group, Inc.
Tracey Clark,
Sun Life Financial
Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies, Inc. The Role of the TMO (Test Management Office) During a Migration Project
CGI Group Inc.
3:30 - 4:00
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Exhibitor EXPO & Book Store
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Coaching Sessions - Signup Required
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Attendee Appreciation Night - St. Andrew's Club and Casino Night

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THURSDAY, September 25, 2008
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Announcements
  Michael Cookson, SWOSQG Education Director and Conference Chairperson
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote Address
  Risks for Success
Denise Marek, Life By Design
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Morning Refreshment Break - sponsored by NVP Software Testing
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Test Management
Compliance/Audit
Test Design
Performance Testing
EXPO Theatre
Managing a Software Quality and Testing Group Integrated Compliance Platform: An Implementation Experience Deriving Test Cases From Use Cases An Integrated Performance Engineering Approach Lessons from a 0-7-5 Season
NVP Software Testing
10:15 - 10:45
Steven Rakitin, Software Quality Consulting, Inc. Thiyagarajan Ganesh Ganesan, Cognizant Technology Solutions Margaret Harris, Computer Sciences Corporation Subhash Mukherjee, Deloitte, Inc. and Edmond Chan, HP Software Canada Tracking Quality Metrics to Improve Overall Enterprise Performance
First Contact Software Consultants Inc.
10:45 - 11:15
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Test Management
Compliance/Audit
Test Design
Performance Testing
EXPO Theatre
Creating and Implementing Efficiencies in Your QA Team
The Quality Assurance Program: Supporting Process Compliance and Improvement Advanced Test-Driven Development A Collaborative Approach - Building Performance Testing Capabilities into Your Teams Blowing the Whistle on the Great Software Testing Swindle
Original Software
11:30 - 12:00
Melissa Tondi, eCollege, a Pearson Company Jane Connor,
BMO Financial Group
Peter Zimmerer,
Siemens AG
Duran Wijay, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Aileen Gore, Milestone Solutions Corporation
What's the Fuss about Agile?
Stelligent
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch - sponsored by Microsoft
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Quality Management
Requirements
Test Data / Environment
Special Topics: Security Testing
EXPO Theatre
Quality Management: Based on Models - Implemented in Reality Testable Requirements - Separating Fluff from Substance Establishing a Quality Assurance Regression Test Bed Testing Web Applications for Security Vulnerabilities Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
Microsoft Canada
1:30 - 2:00
Barbara Ainsworth, Process Plus International LLC Ray Stacey,
ACS
Donald Mark Haynes,Synova Jimmy Xu and Karim Moosa, CGI, Inc. Business Transformation - Quality is Job One
Deloitte
2:00 - 2:30
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Refreshment Break - sponsored by Original Software
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Quality Management
Requirements
Test Data / Environment
Special Topics: Problem Management
EXPO Theatre
A Case Study of a Multi-Year Quality Program for an Enterprise System Implementation
Requirements: Practical Ttechniques to Improve Quality and Effectiveness Data and Environments: Foundations for Effective Testing The Problem with Problems: The Hidden Cost of Application Problem Resolution Application Operations Management - Real User Experience Insight
Oracle
3:00 - 3:30
Bob Betts, CIBC Stephanie Atkins, Markel Insurance Company of Canada Tracey Patterson
Deloitte
Douglas Laney,
BMC Identify
 
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Exhibitor EXPO & Book Store
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, September 26, 2008
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM
Announcements
  Michael Cookson, SWOSQG Education Director and Conference Chairperson
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Keynote Address
  The SEI: Committed to Quality Improvement
Mike Phillips, Program Manager, Software Engineering Institute
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Morning Refreshment Break - sponsored by CGI
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Agile
Process Improvement
People/Team Effectiveness
Security/Data Privacy
Agile Testing and the Role of an Agile Tester
How to Improve Test Processes and Become CMMI Compliant
TSP Teams Transform Test A Practical Approach to Enterprise SOA Application Integration Testing
Declan Whelan,
Whelan & Associates
Richard Bechtold, PhD,
Abridge Technology
James McHale,
Software Engineering Institute
Dr. Miroslav Kis, KISM Consulting and Mirko Latkovic, Creative Solutions
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Agile
Process Improvement
People/Team Effectiveness
Security/Data Privacy
Quality Opportunities and Challenges with Agile
Passion for Process Improvement and the Reality of a Large Organization Testing Community: Connect, Collaborate, Learn... Excel! Testing As Integral to the Software Development Lifecycle
Lawrence Ludlow, Intelliware
Declan Whelan, Whelan & Associates
Burke Cox, Stelligent Incorporated
Alistair McKinnell, Courtyard Group
Aileen Gore,
Milestone Solutions Corporation
Daniela Medeleanu,
TD Bank Financial Group
Raif Murray,
Navantis Inc.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch - Grand Prize Drawing
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Concurrent Track Sessions
Testing Effectiveness
Process Improvement
People Effectiveness
Tools Effectiveness
Establishing a Testing Centre of Excellence Workshop Quality Assurance Health Check Workshop Getting Passion Out of Your Profession and Inspiring the Same in Others Workshop The 4 T's of Test Automation: Your Planning Guide to Success Workshop
Richard Sadlowski,
ITLC Consulting, Inc.
Geoff Langdon,
Deloitte, Inc.
Nina Spencer,
Nina Spencer & Associates

David Dang,
Questcon Technologies
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
CSTE and CSQA Certification Practice Exams

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