TesTrek at a Glance

Monday, November 5

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Two-Day Workshop and Class
Manager’s Solutions Manager’s Solutions Workshop
Nancy Kastl and Tom Ticknor, QAI Global Institute
Testing Practices Essentials of Software Testing
Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Manager’s Connection Dinner
Sponsored by QAI Global Institute

Tuesday, November 6

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Two-Day Workshop and Class
Manager’s Solutions Manager’s Solutions Workshop
Nancy Kastl and Tom Ticknor, QAI Global Institute
Testing Practices Essentials of Software Testing
Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies

Wednesday, November 7: Symposium

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Opening Remarks & Announcements
Nancy Kastl, Symposium Chairperson
8:30 AM – 9:25 AM Keynote Address: How QA Can Help Deliver Business Agility and Innovation in Today’s World
Bruce Pinn, Chief Information Officer, International Financial Data Services Ltd.
9:25 AM – 9:45 AM Morning Refreshment Break
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Presentations
Today’s Challenges:
Test Teams
Moneyball and the Science of Building Great Testing Teams
Peter Varhol, Seapine Software
Emerging Trends:
Mobile Testing
Mobility Testing in a Globalized Environment
Michael Giacometti, Cognizant
Testing Practices:
Test Planning
Achieving Functional Coverage in Legacy Systems via Domain Modeling
Bruce Benton, NovusWorks
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Extended Presentations
Today’s Challenges: Test Automation Defining the Value of GUI Test Automation
Yury Makedonov, PhD, Independent Consultant
Emerging Trends: Mobile Testing Mobile Test Automation: Necessary and Possible!
Michael Yudanin, Conflair
Testing Practices:
Regression Testing
Infusing Quality Through Strategic Regression Testing
Michael Lawler, NueVista Group
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Roundtable Discussions
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Workshops
Today’s Challenges:
Test Automation
Effectively Implementing Test Automation: Performing an Internal Assessment
Robert Crews, Checkpoint Technologies
Emerging Trends:
Testing CoE
Growing Your Testing CoE
Akemi Micallef, TEKsystems
Testing Practices:
User Acceptance Testing
A Practical Approach to User Acceptance Testing
NK Shrivastava, RefineM
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Presentations
Today’s Challenges:
Test Automation
Meta Data Based Test Automation
Raj Rao, NTT Data Inc.
Emerging Trends:
Cloud
Testing in the Clouds
Steven Woodward, Cloud Perspectives
Testing Practices:
Web Accessibility
Web Accessibility Compliance Testing
Karmen Knezevic, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception for Attendees

Thursday, November 8: Symposium

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM Remarks & Announcements
Nancy Kastl, Symposium Chairperson
8:30 AM – 9:25 AM Keynote Address: Agile Meets CMMI… Again
James McHale, Software Engineering Institute
9:25 AM – 9:45 AM Morning Refreshment Break
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Presentations
Today’s Challenges:
Test Process
Implementing QA Processes on Large-Scale Projects
Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies
Emerging Trends:
ALM
Testing Techniques for Modern Applications
Adam Gallant, Microsoft
Testing Practices: ETL Testing Testing ETL: Don’t Dig a Tunnel with a Toothpick
Iain McCowatt, CGI
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Extended Presentations
Today’s Challenges:
Lean
Lean Techniques for Managing Testing
Thomas Cagley, David Consulting Group
Emerging Trends: Distributed Testing Multi Location QA Management
Jean-Jacques Ledoux and Alexander French, TD Bank Group
Testing Practices:
Value-Based Testing
All Test Cases are Not Created Equal
Tim Korson, PhD, Qualsys Solutions
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Roundtable Discussions
Sponsored by Hexaware Technologies
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Workshops
Today’s Challenges:
Test Estimation
Model Based Effort Estimation for Software Testing
Bruce Benton, NovusWorks
Emerging Trends:
Agile Testing
Agile Testing Innovations in a Distributed World
Anand Moorthy, Hexaware, Deepika Mamnani, Hexaware Technologies
Testing Practices:
Exploratory Testing
Harnessing the Power of Exploratory Testing with xBTM
Christin Wiedemann, Ph.D., PQA Ltd., Marina Coan, PQA Ltd.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Presentations
Today’s Challenges: Test Measurement The Yin and Yang of Metrics
Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies
Emerging Trends:
Agile Testing
Testing in an Agile Environment: The Continuous Quality Approach
Tim Korson, PhD, Qualsys Solutions
Testing Practices:
Performance Testing
Performance Test Environments On Demand with Service Virtualization
Rob Ashall, Parasoft