Conference at a Glance

Monday
April 18
8:30 – 4:30
Full Day Classes
LEADERSHIP AGILE LEAN MOBILE AUTOMATION
Test Leadership – Problem Solving
Lynn McKee, Quality Perspectives
Agile Estimation,
Tom Cagley, DCG Software Value
Trimming Down Your QA Effort While Maintaining Quality,
Clyneice Chaney, MITRE
Mobile Testing: Manual and Automated
Michael Yudanin, Conflair
Getting Started with Selenium Test Automation,
Chris Lawson, Zenergy Technologies
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Workshop
Manager’s Solutions Workshop
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSTE Certification Prep, hosted by Morningstar
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSQA Certification Prep, hosted by Morningstar
Monday
5:30 – 7:30
Manager’s Connection Dinner
Tuesday
April 19
Morning
8:30 – 12:00
Half-Day Tutorials
LEADERSHIP PROCESS REQUIREMENTS MEASUREMENT AUTOMATION
Leading Change When You’re Not in Charge,
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA
Maintaining Testing Integrity Under Pressure,
Carolyn Swadron, CIBC
Making Requirements and User Stories Testable
David DeWitt, NueVista
Agile Metrics -It’s Not About Velocity,
Philip Lew and Steve Gohres, XBOSoft
The Development and Implementation of an Automation Framework,
Dean Carvin, Checkpoint Technologies
Tuesday
April 19 Afternoon
1:00 – 4:30
Half-Day Tutorials
LEADERSHIP PROCESS RISK MOBILE AUTOMATION
What’s Your Leadership IQ?
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA
Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen in Agile Retrospectives,
Angela Dugan, Polaris Solutions, Chris Taylor, Polaris Solutions
(Almost) Everything I know about testing I learned playing poker
Matthew Eakin, Centric Consulting
Usability Goes Mobile,
Susan Brockley, ExxonMobil
Introduction to ATDD using Ruby, Cucumber, Watir-WebDriver,
Joseph Our, Centric Consulting
Tuesday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Workshop
Manager’s Solutions Workshop, Hosted by Tom Ticknor and Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conferences
Tuesday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSTE Certification Prep
Tuesday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSQA Certification Prep
Tuesday
4:30 – 6:00
Welcome Reception, Sponsored by QAI Global Institute
Wednesday
April 20
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast, sponsored by Accenture
Wednesday
8:15 – 8:30
Opening Remarks and Announcements:
Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Wednesday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation: Keeping Pace with Digital Transformation: Trends and Recommendations from the 2015-2016 World Quality Report, Matt Chessler, Capgemini
Wednesday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break, sponsored by Microexcel
Wednesday
9:30 – 5:15
Exhibitor EXPO – Browse and learn from service and technology providers!
Wednesday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE RISK OPEN SOURCE
Pursuing World Class Quality: Transforming Your Organization
Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared
Simplicity: The Path to Achieving Agile Testing Efficiency
Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting
Mobile App Testing: What and How to Test?
Nikhil Kaul, SmartBear Software
The Tester’s Story: Painting the Picture of Risk
Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies
Leveraging Free, Open Source, and Low-Cost Tools for Back End Testing
Elysia Lock, Emmi
Wednesday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE RISK OPEN SOURCE
What Time is It Over There? Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Global QA Team
Elizabeth Wisdom, Ulta Beauty
Budgeting, Estimation, Planning, #NoEstimates and the Agile Planning Onion
Tom Cagley, David Consulting Group
Faster and Better Mobile Testing in the Cloud
Jamie Moore, Mobile Labs
Risk Based Testing at the Enterprise Level
Bernd Bornhausen, Banque Nationale du Canada
How to Tackle Open Source Test Automation in Incredible Ways Harpreat Singh and Piyush Sachar, Microexcel
Wednesday
12:15 – 1:30
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch
Wednesday
Workshops
1:30 – 3:00
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE
ZAP, You’re QA Team Leader! How to Build a High Performance Team
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Advantage Leadership
Deconstruction SAFe – the Scaled Agile Framework in a Nutshell
Angela Dugan, Polaris Solutions
Mobile Testing: To Automate or Not to Automate?
David Dang, Zenergy Technologies
Making the Case for Collaborative Test Case Development
Todd Peak, Seapine Software, Mike Lipps, Seapine Software
Getting Started with Jmeter! Daniel Schiff, edo Interactive
Wednesday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break, sponsored by Zeenyx Software, Inc.
Wednesday
3:30 – 4:30
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE
Culture of Quality: Integrating QA in the SDLC
Helene Simmons, Lincoln Financial Group
Jackie Wilson, Lincoln Financial Group
Using BDD and Specifications by Example in Increase Software Value, Diane Walker and Nick Hussey, Equifax Mobile Test Automation and the Need for Continuous Quality
Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto Mobile
The Testing Pyramid: It’s Not about Testing
Gary Pedretti, Sodoto Solutions
Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) with SpecFlow Chris Taylor, Polaris Solutions
Wednesday
5:30 – 9:00
Attendee Appreciation Night in Chicago, sponsored by tap|QA
Thursday
April 21
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast
Thursday

7:45 – 8:15

Early Bird Session: Successful Networking: Making the Right Connection, Charlene Wooley, Equifax
Thursday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements:
Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Thursday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation: Agility and Reliability Need Not Be Mutually Exclusive, John Chang, CAST North America
Thursday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break, sponsored by Mobile Labs
Thursday
9:30 – 6:30
Exhibitor EXPO – Browse and learn from service and technology providers!
Thursday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP MEASUREMENT AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE EXPLORATORY TESTING
The Art of Testing Transformation: Blending Technology with Cutting-Edge Processes
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA
Metrics: The Force Awakens Joseph Ours, Centric Consulting How to make Test Automation SMARTER
Jim Trentadue, Original Software
Load It UP: Effectively Combining Functional and Performance Testing
Chris Lawson, Zenergy Technologies
Agilify Your Manual Testing Through an Exploratory Approach
Ryan Yackel, QASymphony
Thursday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP MEASUREMENT AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE PROCESS
Business Case for Software Testing and QA Operations
Bernd Haber, Accenture
Creating Useful Metrics to Provide Quality Software,
Helene Astier, Cars.com
Don’t Be Another Statistic! Develop a Strategy for Long-Term Test Automation Success
Lee Barnes, Utopia Solutions
How to Fit Performance Testing into Agile Dev Cycles
Steve Weisfeldt, Neotys
Tips For Maintaining Testing Integrity Carolyn Swadron, CIBC
Thursday
12:15 – 1:30
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch, sponsored by Neotys
Thursday
Workshops
1:30 – 3:00
LEADERSHIP DEV/OPS AUTOMATION SECURITY PROCESS
Enhancing Your Leadership Skills to Become an Effective Test Manager
Michael W Ennis,
TEKsystems
10 Steps to Continuous Integration, Testing and Delivery
Tanya Kravtsov, ROKITT
Applying Design Patterns to Automated Testing
Brian Le Suer, Zeenyx Software
Real World Security Testing,
Matt Konda, Jemurai
The Red Bead Experiment
Mike Kaufman, EMC
Thursday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break, sponsored by DCG Software Value
Thursday
3:30 – 4:30
LEADERSHIP DEV/OPS AUTOMATION SECURITY DELIVERABLES
Polyskilling Testers: Good, Bad or Ugly?
Matthew Eakin, Centric Consulting
DevOps: A Testers Best Friend Thomas Janik and ken Robertson, American Family Insurance Keyword Driven Testing with Selenium: The Good, the Bad and the Use Case Brian Van Stone, QualiTest Group Security Testing Scripts for the Non-Hacker: Straight from the Security Pro’s Handbook!
Glenn Stout, HALOCK Security Labs
Testing Deliverables: Define, Align, Document and Approve Clareice Chaney, MITRE and Clyneice Chaney, Quality Squared
Thursday
4:30 – 6:30
EXPO Reception
Friday
April 22
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast
Friday

7:30 – 8:15

Early Bird Session:
Take Leadership by the Marshmallow! Mike Kaufman, EMC
Friday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements:
Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Friday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation: Shift Left and Steer Right, Joe Colavito, Corevu
Friday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break , sponsored by CompuGain Solutions
Friday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP TEST DATA TEST STRATEGY REGRESSION CERTIFICATION
Leading Indicators of Quality: Driving the Conversation & Managing Risk
Dana Dietz, Nationwide
5 Critical Elements for a Successful Test Data Management Program
Robert Kelman, AT&T
Isn’t an Enterprise Test Strategy just for an Enterprise Project Release? Susan Schanta, Cognizant Technology Solutions Regression Test Management Using a User Interface – CARTTS Tool
Manikandan Rajappa, GSI Health
CSTE/CSQA Practice Certification Exam
Friday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP TEST DATA CONTINUOUS TESTING CLOUD CERTIFICATION
Efficiency and Effectiveness: When Process and Pressure Collide
Frank Rios and Rich Valde
Data, Data Everywhere! Understand Your Data & Maximize Test Coverage
Jessica Paddock, Orasi Software
Building ‘Quality Software’ with Continuous Integration & Continuous Testing Ashish Nirgudkar,Cognizant Technology Solutions The Cloud’s Impact on Testing Tom Chavez, SOASTA CSTE/CSQA Practice Certification Exam
Friday
12:15 – 1:30
Lunch
Friday
1:30 – 2:30
Panel Discussion: Achieving Cross Roles Collaboration to Build Quality Software TCOE
Nancy Kastl, Chicago Quality Assurance Association
David DeWitt, IIBA Chicagoland Chapter
Michael Marchi, APLN Chicago
Mark Blodgett, PMI Chicagoland
Christopher Jones, IEEE Chicago Section
Harmonizing Business and Technology Needs Using Next Generation Testing,
Kimberly Tatum
Friday
Roundtable Discussions
2:30 – 3:00
ALM Collaboration ALM Collaboration ALM Collaboration ALM Collaboration
Shift Left through Tester – Project Manager Collaboration
Mark Blodgett, PMI Chicagoland
Shift Left through Tester – Business Analyst Collaboration
David DeWitt, IIBA Chicagoland Chapter
Shift Left through Tester – Developer Collaboration

Christopher Jones, IEEE

Shift Left through Tester – Scrum Master Collaboration
Michael Marchi, Agile Professional Learning Network-Chicago