Conference at a Glance

Monday
April 3
8:30 – 4:30
Full Day Classes
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE AUTOMATION LEAN
Making Changes: The Effective Approach to Change Management, Susan Slater Ph.D, Corvus International Leading Agile Testers: Successfully Making the Leap, Bob Galen, Zenergy Technologies Mobile App Testing Strategies: The Ultimate Guide to 5 Star Quality, Costa Avradopoulos, Avracom Consulting Testing APIs and Services Like a Pro: Your Guide to Successful Automation, David Dang, Zenergy Technologies Lean QA: Creating Testing Value and Efficiencies, Clyneice Chaney, MITRE Corporation
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Workshop
Manager’s Solutions Workshop
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSTE Certification Prep
Monday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Class
CSQA Certification Prep
Monday
5:30 – 8:30
Manager’s Connection Dinner
Tuesday
April 4
Morning
8:30 – 12:00
Half-Day Tutorials
LEADERSHIP AGILE IoT AUTOMATION MEASUREMENT
Shift Left: The New QA Role and Value, Anne Hungate, Daring Systems Storytelling: Developing the Big Picture for Agile Efforts, Tom Cagley, DCG Software Value IoT and the Impact on Testing, Jennifer Bonine, Tap|QA Automation Test Architecture: 5 Keys to a Total Package, Jacqueline Walton, Appriss Quality and Productivity Benchmarking, Estimating, and Release Planning, Michael Mah, QSM Associates
Tuesday
April 4 Afternoon
1:00 – 4:30
Half-Day Tutorials
STRATEGY AGILE DEV/OPS AUTOMATION MEASUREMENT
From Test Strategy to Test Cases: Getting the Most Value from Testing, Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc. Getting Your Agile Team Unstuck! Tips and Tricks for Avoiding Common Agile Setbacks, Angela Dugan and Zach Beer, Polarus Solutions Continuous Testing in a DevOps World, Arthur Hicken, Parasoft Enterprise Test Automation: The Key to Agile QA Success, Robert Gormley, SQS Test Metrics: Telling Your Story Through Measurement, Shaun Bradshaw, Zenergy Technologies
Tuesday
8:30 – 4:30
Two Day Workshop
Manager’s Solutions Workshop
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 – 6:30
Welcome Reception
Wednesday
April 5
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 – Beyond Quality and Productivity: When Teams Reach Self-Actualization, They Can Change the World, Michael Mah, QSM Associates
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 PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE
Convincing Your Boss: How to Get Buy-in to Your Ideas, Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Advantage Leadership Agile Tune-Up: Improving Your Current Testing Processes, Jeff Tatelman, Orasi Software Building a Strategy for Mobile Testing, Charmaine Hudson, Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company Flexible Test Strategies and Design for Adjusting to Change, Randy Rice, Rice Consulting Services, Inc. API/Web Service Automation: Options with Open Source Tools, Harpreat Singh, Microexcel
Wednesday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE PLAN/DESIGN OPEN SOURCE
Defining Testing Success Through Service Level Agreements, Clareice Chaney and Clyneice Chaney, MITRE Corporation Using Size to Drive Testing in Agile, Tom Cagley, DCG Software Value How to do Quick Tours on your Mobile Native Application, Raj Subramanian, CSG International Data-driven Test Design: One Set of Data To Rule All Tests, Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting Keyword-Driven Automation Using Robot Framework, Denis Sharypov, Smart Design
Wednesday
12:15 – 1:30
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch – sponsored by Delphix
Wednesday
Workshops
1:30 – 3:00
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE MEASUREMENT OPEN SOURCE
The People Quality Triangle, Yolonda Kennedy, Anthem How the 3 Amigos Help to Create Valuable & Testable Stories, Bob Galen, Zenergy Technologies Speed Testing with Appium over Cross Platform Native Mobile Solutions, Harry Roberts, Sauce Labs Back to Basics: Key Metrics for Agile and Waterfall, Amy Ikenn and Ann Nettesheim, Trissential Consulting Evaluating Open-Source Test Automation Tools, Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto
Wednesday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break – sponsored by Utopia Solutions
Wednesday
3:30 – 4:30
LEADERSHIP AGILE MOBILE MEASUREMENT OPEN SOURCE
Building Competency that Lasts!, Joseph Ours, Centric Consulting Enabling Testing within Self-Directed Agile Teams, Deakon Provost, State Farm Building a World Class Mobile Device Lab, Costa Avradopoulos, Avracom Agile QA Dashboard: Metrics that Matter for your Agile QA Teams, Prachi Maini, Morningstar Selenium Grid in the Cloud, Jacqueline Walton, Appriss
Wednesday
4:30 – 5:00
JIRA Meet-Up: “Your Project Uses JIRA…How’s That Working Out For You?”, Paul Herzog, SPR Consulting
Wednesday
5:30 – 9:00
Attendee Appreciation Night in Chicago – sponsored by Sauce Labs
Thursday
April 6
7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast
Thursday
7:15 – 8:15
Early Bird Session: Lean Coffee on Agile Testing & Quality, Bob Galen, Zenergy Technologies
Thursday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements:
Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Thursday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation – Change is Not a Dirty Word: 5 Strategies to Increase your Effectiveness during Change, Gregg Brown, Greenline Conversations
Thursday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break – sponsored by Earn QA
Thursday
9:30 – 6:30
Exhibitor EXPO – Browse and learn from service and technology providers!
Thursday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP IoT AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE ESTIMATION
Do You Know the Value of Your Software Testing?, Clyneice Chaney, MITRE Corporation The Internet of Things: Exciting Impact on Testing!, Bob Crews, Checkpoint Technologies Apply Agile Development Principles to Improve Test Automation Efforts, Lee Barnes, Utopia Solutions What Performance Testers Can Learn from the Zombie Apocalypse, Steve Weisfeldt, Neotys Project Management Techniques for Test Estimation Optimization, Tom Janik, American Family Insurance
Thursday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP IoT AUTOMATION PERFORMANCE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Test Activity Management: Focusing on Dependencies and Relationships, Jim Trentadue Software Supply Chain: Quality, Security, Safety and the Role of Testing, Joe Jarzombek, Synopsys The ‘M’ Word of Test Automation, Brian Le Suer, Zeenyx Software Ten Best Practices that Performance Testing Experts Follow, Paul Shovlin, Checkpoint Technologies Customer Experience Testing: Evolution or Revolution, Sutapa Paul, Cognizant
Thursday
12:15 – 1:30
Special Interests Roundtables and Lunch
Thursday
Workshops
1:30 – 3:00
LEADERSHIP DEV/OPS AUTOMATION SECURITY EXPLORATORY
Innovation Thinking: Evolve and Expand your Capabilities, Jennifer Bonine, Tap|QA Evolving from Automated to Continuous Testing for Agile and DevOps, Arthur Hicken, Parasoft Enterprise Test Automation Framework: Scalable, Maintainable and Reusable, Robert Gormley and Patrick O’Shea, SQS Validating Systems for the Risk of Social Engineering Weaknesses, Richard Bechtold, Abridge Technology Practical Exploratory Testing, Joseph Ours, Centric Consulting
Thursday
3:00 – 3:30
Afternoon Refreshment Break – sponsored by Zeenyx Software
Thursday
3:30 – 4:30
LEADERSHIP RISK AUTOMATION SECURITY PREDICTIVE
Quality in the Digital Age: Get Ready!, Anne Hungate, Daring Systems You Can’t Test This! Embrace the Risk, Save Your Sanity, Ryan Yackel, QASymphony Test Automation: Factory for Big Data, Simon Moen, Apple Efficient Security Testing during Mobile App Development, Tangela Simmons and Debbie Hugh, Deloitte Testing a Moving Target: Machine Learning and Adaptive System, Peter Varhol, Dynatrace
Thursday
4:30 – 6:30
EXPO Reception
Friday
April 7

7:30 to 8:15
Registration & Breakfast – sponsored by Parasoft
Friday
7:30 – 8:15
Early Bird Session: A Field Guide to Business Etiquette for Communication and Trust, David DeWitt, NueVista Group
Friday
8:15 – 8:30
Announcements:
Nancy Kastl, QUEST Conference Chairperson
Friday
8:30 – 9:30
Keynote Presentation: Making a Difference through the Gift of GAB: Goals, Attitude and Behavior, Conor Cunneen, IrishmanSpeaks
Friday
9:30 – 10:00
Morning Refreshment Break
Friday
10:00 – 11:00
LEADERSHIP TEST DATA PROCESS DEFECTS CERTIFICATION
Enable Your Workers: You’ll Be Amazed At What They Can Do, Bob Jarvis, Quality Enablement LLC Test Data Management for Continuous Integration and Delivery, Sunil Sehgal, TechArcis Using the CMMI Institute Models for Greater Capabilities, Alex Stall and Paul Kimmerly, CMMI Institute Adding QA Value through Root Cause Analysis, Jeremy Berriault, Pulsse CSTE/CSQA Practice Certification Exam
Friday
11:15 – 12:15
LEADERSHIP TEST DATA PROCESS DEFECTS CERTIFICATION
Fear and (Self) Loathing in IT: A Healthy Discussion on Imposter Syndrome, Angela Dugan, Polaris Solutions Increasing Velocity for the Delivery of Integrated Test Data, Glenn Hurley and Andy Rebbeck, Allstate. Assessing and Improving Your Testing Using the TMM Methodology, Mike Ennis, TekSystems Applied Defects Metrics for Organizational and Project Health, David Bialek, American Greetings CSTE/CSQA Practice Certification Exam
Friday
12:15 – 1:30
Lunch
Friday
1:30 – 2:30
Panel Discussion: Using Selenium within your Test Automation Solution
Nancy Kastl, SPR Consulting, Moderator
Marty Benz, Allstate
Xan Daniels, Aon Hewitt
Kalyana Rao Konda, Gallop
Dan Schiff, Radiological Society of North America
Randy Shah, EarnQA
Friday
Roundtable Discussions
2:30 – 3:00
SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM SELENIUM
Why Migrate to Selenium, Kalyan Rao Konda, Gallop Selenium Cross Browser Testing, Randy Shah, EarnQA Challenges and Solutions for Object Recognition in Selenium, Dan Schiff, Radiological Society of North America Implementing a Keyword Selenium Framework, Marty Benz, Allstate Making Testing Count through Results Reporting, Xan Daniels and Ken Whittenhall, Aon Hewitt