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Don't forget to check for QUEST EXPO Theatre Showtimes! Attend product demonstrations and services presentations of leading companies on Wednesday and Thursday in the QUEST EXPO Theatre (Casson Room). Theatre shows are scheduled concurrent with the QUEST track sessions and are thirty minutes long. This is a premier of the QUEST EXPO Theatre that you won't want to miss!

Oracle Application Quality Management

Wednesday 1:30  - 2:00

Oracle Application Quality Management provides a comprehensive set of testing solutions for mission-critical applications.  These solutions deliver a unique blend of highly automated testing functions for packaged and SOA applications and feature the industry's first and only database testing solution that employs real production workloads.  Oracle Application Quality Management plays a key role in Oracle Enterprise Manager's top-down approach to application management, and ensures that applications perform well under peak load with maximum throughput, even in the face of evolving technology, limited understanding of test parameters, and resource constraints.

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VSTS and ObjectSharp - a winning combination
ObjectSharp Consulting
Wednesday 2:00 - 2:30

Owning the right tools is a good start; however being able to use them effectively is the difference between an effective team and an ineffective one.  As experts in implementing Microsoft's Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), ObjectSharp Consulting is well positioned to help you make the best use of an incredibly powerful tool.  Whether you want to write automated web tests, or need to perform load testing, VSTS can help.  ObjectSharp helps you make the choices to ensure that your team gets the most out of VSTS, so they can collaborate effectively and create the best software possible, on time and on budget.

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Lifecycle Application Performance Management Solution
dynaTrace Software
Wednesday 3:00 - 3:30

This presentation will discuss how the dynaTrace Lifecycle Application Performance Management Solution provides automated problem triage and in-depth analysis functionality for applications in QA - or at any stage of the lifecycle.  Learn how dynaTrace's PurePath Technology®, helps you generate more meaningful test results by allowing each individual transaction to be followed, enabling automated pinpointing of performance problems even in distributed and heterogeneous .NET and Java application environments.

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The Role of the TMO (Test Management Office) During a Migration Project
CGI Group Inc.
Wednesday 3:30 - 4:00

This presentation will highlight the functions encompassed by the TMO for a project of migrating one million cell phone subscribers to common business operations and business support systems. The way that TMO can benefit you will be explained including effectively planning, coordinating, managing, and reporting on all testing and resource activities in order to ensure that the budget, schedule, service level and quality commitments are met.  Finally, bottlenecks & lessons learned during this project will be presented to testing professionals.

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Lessons from a 0-7-5 Season
NVP Software Testing
Thursday 10:15 - 10:45

This presentation discusses Software Testing as viewed through the eyes of a house league soccer coach.  This fun talk offers valuable lessons regarding team building, training, planning, strategies, and the importance of continuous learning.  Score a goal with your team when you bring these tips back to the office.

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Tracking Quality Metrics to Improve Overall Enterprise Performance
First Contact Software Consultants Inc.
Thursday 10:45 - 11:15

The ability to summarize a business's level of productivity has become increasingly important with the use of advanced IT applications.  Tracking quality metrics that represent key performance indicators allows an organization to measure performance improvement, identify bottlenecks and increase return on investment.  This process can give managers greater confidence in quantifiable results, better predict financial outcomes and assess the impact of operational decisions.  Implementing IT solutions can be both costly and time consuming.  By tracking quality metrics managers can resolve immediate capacity and end-user problems, decrease time to deployment of IT solutions and improve overall enterprise performance.

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Blowing the Whistle on the Great Software Testing Swindle
Original Software
Thursday 11:30 - 12:00

For many reasons, full automation is often not the answer to your testing problems. You may have very heavily tested, complex business-critical applications where the prospect of full automation is simply too daunting; you may be approaching testing for the first time, or you may simply find automation not appropriate or to difficult to make successful. Historically there has been no sensible alternative to full automation - it has been "all or nothing"...until now. Find out how you can make remarkable savings in time, cost and resource initially without automation, and at the same time start to progressively build an automation strategy at your own pace.

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What's the Fuss about Agile?
Thursday 12:00 - 12:30

Do you find yourself scratching your head about the value of Agile software development?  Are you cynical about investing time in yet another process methodology exercise? Stelligent CEO, Burke Cox,
explains why Agile is different from your past (PDCA, VA, SixSigma, TQM, CMMI, ISO) process
improvement experiences.  He entertains as he explains the shift in thinking about where human effort
is most valuable for the unique challenge of developing software. This session is for those exploring
Agile, struggling with Agile, using Agile, or those who are just unsure and skeptical about the value of yet
another process methodology.

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Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
Microsoft Canada
Thursday 1:30 - 2:00

Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition is an easy-to-use yet comprehensive testing technology that enables testers to ensure the performance and quality of applications while reducing the complexity of the testing process, increasing team productivity, and improving team collaboration.  Web testing tools enable you to record repeatable tests and generate code automatically to reduce time to create, execute, and maintain tests.  Your team can optimize application performance and leverage knowledge of server behavior built into the performance tools.  Using Team Foundation Server, testers can better collaborate with the rest of the team and integrate quality throughout the software development process.

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Business Transformation - Quality is Job One
Thursday 2:00 - 2:30

A Deloitte Wealth Management client, as part of a transformation of their business model, required a large-scale re-shaping of their IT application infrastructure.  The client realized early on that their existing software development and quality assurances process and tools were not up to the task of such a large initiative and that they would require additional resource support to perform the QA activities throughout the project. Through as case study analysis, participants will hear how Deloitte's wide range of advisory and implementation services in Quality Assurance helped implement new leading practices and tools in QA and how our collaborative approach to project delivery has helped ensure positive outcomes while maintaining a high degree of ownership by the client.

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Application Operations Management - Real User Experience Insight
Thursday 3:00 - 3:30

Oracle's Real User Experience Insight maximizes the value of business critical web applications by delivering a vision into real user experiences through passive monitoring.  According to industry experts, over 70% of user issues are still reported by end-users not by system monitoring tools. Oracle Real User Experience Insight identifies and helps resolve user experience issues and revenue problems before business and users are impacted. Oracle Real User Experience Insight uses a state-of-the-art network protocol analysis technology to analyze performance and availability as well as user behavior. It has no impact on the performance of your applications and requires no changes to them. It can be used on traditional Web-based applications as well as SOA and AJAX enabled applications"

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