Michael Cooper is the Chief Quality Officer and VP of Enterprise QA and Testing for W3 companies, Healthcare IT Leaders and Run Consulting. Michael brings 16+ years of QA and Testing leadership experience. Prior to joining W3, Michael was the World Wide QA and Testing Evangelist with HP Software. Before joining HP, Michael was Head of Enterprise Quality Management at T-Mobile USA. Michael held Senior QA and Testing leadership positions at FICO, Inovis and Equifax. Michael previously served as the President of AQAA; and actively participates in the QA community blogging, mentoring, coaching, and speaking at conferences around the globe.

QUEST 2015 Conference and EXPO Sessions:

Roundtable Discussion: HP Tools Roundtable

Friday, April 24: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

If you are currently using HP ALM, Quality Center, Loadrunner, Unified Functional Testing (UFT) and/or Quick Test Professional (QTP) or you are interested in learning more about these tools, come join the HP Tools Roundtable. This will be an open discussion forum, so be sure to bring your questions and your experiences to share. This session will be facilitated by a Testing Tools Exchange panelist and provides you the opportunity to learn more about his/her tool success story.

Panel Discussion: Testing Tools Information Exchange Panel

Friday, April 24: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Despite the number of commercial and open source tools available today for requirements management, test management, test automation and defect management, spreadsheets are still the most frequently used “tool” in documenting requirements, test cases and defects. Testing organizations may want to use tools to improve productivity and collaboration, but often lack the time, budget, skills, standards, and processes to effectively implement or expand their usage of testing tools. Tools can easily become abandoned or replaced by another tool having greater promise.

QUEST is on a mission to foster the exchange of success stories in implementing and using testing tools, regardless of the specific tool. Come join QUEST’s Testing Tools Information Exchange and hear about innovative and value-added approaches to implementing and using testing tools.

Immediately following the panel, join the panelists in roundtable discussions for a more deep dive into the tool of most interest to you.

General Session: Mega Testing: Challenges and Strategies for X-Large Projects

Wednesday, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Whether you are involved in small, medium, or extra-large testing projects you will benefit from this informative and entertaining session describing the planning, design and successful implementation of real world mega-testing projects at T-Mobile, FICO and a large Hospital System. The principles and strategies for managing over 400 Testers around the globe can be applied to almost any testing project. Bring your questions and biggest scariest test planning and design challenges for an interactive Q&A period toward the end of the session.