Schedule: 2015 ASTQB Software Testing Conference in Washington DC

ASTQB SOFTWARE TESTING CONFERENCE 2015 – WASHINGTON, DC

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Improve your software testing and software quality. Protect your company. Build your career.

Tutorial registration includes Monday’s continental breakfast, breaks and lunch.
Conference registration includes Tuesday & Wednesday’s continental breakfasts, breaks and lunches, as well as the Tuesday evening reception.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 – TUTORIAL DAY

7:00 AM – 5:00 PMREGISTRATION/INFORMATION
Desk Open
7:30 – 8:30 AMContinental Breakfast
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM

TUTORIAL 1 
Security Challenges in Software Testing: Presented by an invited panel of government and business leaders
Moderator: Joe Jarzombek, PMP, CSSLP
Director, Software & Supply Chain Assurance, SECIR/CS&C/NPPD, U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security

TUTORIAL 2
Free and Cheap Test Tools
Randy Rice, CTAL Full

TUTORIAL 3
Test Management and the SDLC
Tom Adams, CTAL Full, CTEL-TM Full

TUTORIAL 3

10:15 – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 – 12:00 NOONTUTORIALS 1, 2 & 3 CONTINUED
12:00 – 1:15 PMLunch
1:15 – 2:45 PM

TUTORIAL 4
Test Process Improvement, Test Management, Team Collaboration
Jasbir Hanjra, CTFL

TUTORIAL 5
Let’s Turn Real User Data Analysis into a Science
Dan Boutin

TUTORIAL 6
Agile Metrics – Not Just Velocity
Philip Lew, CTFL

2:45 – 3:00 PMBreak
3:00  – 4:45 PMTUTORIALS 4, 5, AND 6 CONTINUED
6:00 PMISTQB exams are available for those pre-registered (email info@astqb.org for information or register now for an exam)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

8:00 AM – 4:30 PMREGISTRATION/INFORMATION
Desk Open
8:00 – 9:00 AMContinental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 AM

WELCOME
Andrew L Pollner

KEYNOTE
Gary McGraw
Scaling a Software Security Initiative: Lessons from the BSIMM
[Building Security In Maturity Model]
Gary McGraw is the CTO of Cigital, Inc., a software security consulting firm providing services to some of the world’s best-known companies. Dr. McGraw is a globally-recognized authority on software security­—featured frequently as a keynote speaker at events throughout the world. His strategic advice counsels business executives and top management, technology developers, IT, and operations staff in industries such as finance, software, and energy. Dr. McGraw has, quite literally, written the book on software security; six of them best-selling in their field.

10:30 – 10:45 AMBreak
10:45 – 11:45 AM

BREAKOUT 1
Who’s Minding the Mint?
Randy Rice, CTAL Full

BREAKOUT  2
Turning Agile Around in the Waterfall Canal
Mike Prisby, CTAL-TA, TM, CTEL-TM Full

11:45 – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM

BREAKOUT 1
Security Tester Certification Workshop
Taz Daughtrey & Randy Rice, CTAL Full

BREAKOUT 2
How to Take Organizations to Higher Testing Maturity
Suresh Chandra Ganesh
Bose, CTFL & Anagha Mahajan, CTFL

2:10 – 3:10 PM

BREAKOUT 1
Service Virtualization: Expanding the Breadth and Scope of Security Testing
Arthur Hicken

BREAKOUT  2
Clinical Software Quality Assurance Drives Continuous Improvement
Nina (Punita) Watson, CTAL-TM

3:10 – 3:30 PMBreak
3:30 – 4:30 PMKEYNOTE
Capers Jones (by video)
“State of Software Quality 2015”
Capers Jones, the 2014 International Software Testing Excellence Award winner, will be speaking on “The State of the Art of Software Quality in 2015.” Mr. Jones is currently vice president and chief technology officer of Namcook Analytics LLC. He is also the founder and former chairman of Software Productivity Research LLC (SPR). He worked for ITT Corporation at the Programming Technology Centre in Connecticut and he was a manager and software researcher at IBM in California. Capers and his colleagues have collected historical data from thousands of projects, hundreds of corporations, and more than 30 government organizations. This historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy.
5:00 – 6:30 PMCocktail Reception

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

7:30 AM – 4:30 PMREGISTRATION/INFORMATION
Desk open
7:30 – 8:30 AMContinental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 AM

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Andrew L Pollner

KEYNOTE
ASTQB, ISTQB, and Professionalism in Testing
Panel discussion

9:40 – 10:40 AM

BREAKOUT 1
Leadership and the Test Manager
Tom Adams, CTAL Full, CTEL-TM Full

BREAKOUT 2
Skynet Arrives: The Terminator or I, Robot
Rex Black, CTAL Full, CTEL-TM Full

10:00 – 10:15 AMBreak
10:55 – 11:55 PM

BREAKOUT 1
Developing a Test Team
Rex Black, CTAL Full, CTEL-TM Full

BREAKOUT 2
Always a Learner: That Includes in Testing
Tom Wissink

11:55  – 1:00 PMLunch
1:15  – 2:00 PMKEYNOTE
Carl Cecil – Director, IT Quality Assurance – CVS Health
The Business Value of Testing: How to Measure It and Obtain Senior Management Support
2:10 – 3:10 PM

BREAKOUT 1
Why Test Automation Fails
Andrew Pollner, CTFL

BREAKOUT 2
The Agile Quality Professional – How to Behave in a Changing World
Stephen Frein, CTFL

3:10 – 3:25 PMBreak
3:25 – 4:30 PMThe ASTQB Awful Bug Contest
Enter your war story/worst testing nightmare that came true to win a prize — and the sympathy of fellow testers.

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