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    • 23 Apr 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Deloitte Consulting 111 S. Wacker Drive 29th Floor Chicago, Il 60606
    Reaching the Holy Grail of Effective Application Performance Testing and Analysis
    Vic Soder, Deloitte Consulting LLC

    About the Topic

    Delivering effective performance analysis and testing services for large complex systems usually requires the alignment of numerous factors and capabilities. Is there a “magic bullet” (or a small number of them) that will ensure a successful application performance program? At a minimum, we will need to define which workload components are critical to analyze, what business volumes will drive those workloads, and what computing resources are important to track.

    Once these factors have been identified, we need to identify the processes and tools that will measure and report on the application workloads under study. Integration of business objectives, performance testing tools, and ongoing measurement processes usually presents a challenge. Vic will address aligning performance testing needs with the business mission and supporting performance goals with SLA’s and effective monitoring. He will provide insight to the complexity that more application access channels (multi-media access points) bring to performance testing. Lastly, Vic will present the options for performance testing and monitoring toolsets.

    Key Learning Objectives

    • How to identify the workload characteristics to track and analyze
    • How to avoid common performance test planning pitfalls
    • How to realize that there is likely not a single (or small number) of magic bullets that will solve the performance analysis problem, even in modern “as-a-service” environments
    About the Speaker

    Vic Soder is a Director with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Systems Integration service line, with over 20 years of experience in Deloitte’s Technology practices. He leads Deloitte’s national Application Performance Center of Expertise, specializing in application performance, system sizing, and capacity planning advisory services. Vic has provided performance and capacity planning services to a wide variety of large clients in multiple industries. He previously worked in positions with Boole & Babbage and the Institute for Software Engineering, and holds a B.S. degree in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University.

    Host and Location

    Deloitte Consulting
    111 S. Wacker Drive
    29th Floor
    Chicago, Il 60606

    Agenda

    1:30-2:00 Sign-in & Networking
    2:00-2:15 Announcements
    2:15-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 3:00)

    Registration

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM.

    PLEASE REGISTER BY Tuesday April 22, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at programs@cqaa.org.
    • 20 May 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Walgreen’s Walgreen's University, Charles R. Walgreens rooms 1 & 2. 6 Parkway North Deerfield, IL 60015
    Roadmap to Continuous Integration Testing and Benefits
    Gowri Selka, Walgreens
    Natalie Koltun, Walgreens

    About the Topic

    Software quality and test management are critical elements to ensure successful project delivery. TCOEs have been successful in the industry to drive efficiency, standardization and scalability. For industries that have complex business processes and enterprise wide integrated systems with various technologies, it is important to implement continuous integrated testing within the development cycle along with automated builds to maximize testing investments and to improve the speed to market.

    We will explore capabilities and processes that are foundational to enable an organization to adapt continuous testing methodology. We will explore challenges and the organizational maturity required to develop comprehensive test plan, quality management strategy and alignment with the SDLC to reduce the cycle time required for testing. Continuous testing methodology allows functional test teams to focus on business processes rather than detailed tests for each component. We will provide insights into the benefits of continuous testing from early defect detection and ways to effectively test based on technology and business domain.

    Key Learning Objectives

    • Identify business needs that requires organization to go beyond TCOE
    • What are the foundational capabilities of continuous integrated testing
    • Benefits of Continuous integrated testing
    About the Speaker

    Gowri Selka is a Software Quality Assurance and Engineering executive in Walgreens. Gowri earned her MBA from University of Chicago and holds multiple patents in the Healthcare industry. She leads an organization of 450 people to provide various testing services and quality management from 8 different locations around the globe to help deliver excellence. Her team focuses on intelligent quality through innovative capabilities and continuous improvements. Gowri has successfully implemented a scalable, cost effective organization to provide software quality for multiple lines of businesses that produces $70B revenue. This has enabled Walgreens to achieve multi-million dollars of savings through virtualization, reduction in cycle time and early defect detection. She is passionate in improving Quality Assurance discipline that provides value added services to customers through innovation and partnership.

    Natalie Koltun is a Software Quality Assurance and Engineering Sr. Manager in Walgreens. She works in Technology Industry for almost 20 years. Natalie leads Quality Assurance and Engineering Shared Services within BSS QA&E Organization. QA&E Shared Services provide support for multiple lines of business within Business Services and Solutions. Areas of support include Performance Testing, Automation Testing, SOA Testing, Service Virtualization, Test Data Management and Tools Administration. QA&E Share Services Team focuses on high complexity technical support and provides technical testing solutions for critical programs and applications. Natalie drives innovation and creativity, builds optimized and efficient operations through consistency and effective strategy.

    Host and Location

    Walgreen’s
    Walgreen's University, Charles R. Walgreens rooms 1 & 2.
    6 Parkway North
    Deerfield, IL 60015

    Agenda

    1:30-2:00 Sign-in & Networking
    2:00-2:15 Announcements
    2:15-4:00 Presentation (15 minute break at 3:00)

    Registration

    REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM.

    PLEASE REGISTER BY Friday, May 16, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact CQAA Program Director at programs@cqaa.org.

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12 Dec 2013 CQAA December 2013 Webinar: Best Practices in Testing
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18 Oct 2013 CQAA October 2013 Speaker Program: Continuous Quality: What Software as Service Means to QA
20 Sep 2013 CQAA September 2013 Speaker Program: Metrics: Delivering QA Value Across IT
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17 Jul 2013 CQAA July 2013 Lunch & Learn: Microsoft TFS/MTM Tool Interest Group
25 Jun 2013 CQAA June 2013 Speaker Program: Agile Testing in a Waterfall World
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16 May 2013 CQAA May 2013 Lunch & Learn: Tools for Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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26 Sep 2012 CQAA September 2012 Lunch & Learn: Quality Application Leadership in a Large Organization
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15 Aug 2012 CQAA August 2012 Webinar: Testing 2013
27 Jul 2012 CQAA July 2012 Speaker Program: Automation using Open Source Frameworks like Selenium and TestNG
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11 Apr 2012 CQAA April 2012 Lunch & Learn: Model Based Testing for Flexible and Predictable Test Coverage
20 Mar 2012 CQAA March 2012 Speaker Program: Testing and Measurement
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16 Feb 2012 CQAA February 2012 Lunch & Learn: Lightning Talks Strike CQAA
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08 Nov 2011 CQAA November 2011 Program: Successful Strategies for QA-Based Security Testing
26 Oct 2011 CQAA October 2011 Program: Functional Testing and Automation within Behavior Driven Development
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27 Jul 2011 CQAA July 2011 Program: Mobile Technology Testing - Are You Ready?
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19 May 2011 CQAA May 2011 Lunch & Learn: Establishing and Integrating Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Testing
26 Apr 2011 CQAA April 2011 Program: Closing the Gap in Regression Testing
20 Apr 2011 CQAA April 2011 Lunch & Learn: Getting the Best out of Distributed Teams
15 Mar 2011 CQAA March 2011 Program: Defect Prevention - A Tester's Role in Process Improvement and Reducing the Cost of Poor Quality
23 Feb 2011 CQAA February 2011 Program: Scrum - A Disciplined Approach to Product Quality and Project Success
09 Feb 2011 CQAA February 2011 Lunch & Learn: Meeting New Business Challenges With Dynamic Quality Assurance
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21 Sep 2010 CQAA September 2010 Dinner Event: Mitigating Exploitable Software Risk
14 Sep 2010 CQAA September 2010 Lunch & Learn: Parallel Data Testing
26 Aug 2010 CQAA August 2010 Webinar: Team-Based Acceptance Test Driven-Development
28 Jul 2010 CQAA July 2010 Program: Practical Metrics for Managing and Improving Software Testing
23 Jun 2010 CQAA June 2010 Lunch and Learn: Reporting Skills and Software Testing
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26 May 2010 CQAA May 2010 Lunch and Learn: Agile Through SCRUM
17 May 2010 CQAA May 2010 Dinner Program: Dr Cem Kaner Speaks on the Law of Software Quality
27 Apr 2010 CQAA April 2010 Lunch and Learn: Testing Critical Infrastructure Applications
13 Apr 2010 CQAA April 2010 Program with C-SPIN: Managing Software Quality within the Team Software Process
24 Mar 2010 CQAA March 2010 Program: Bringing Value to the Organization With Performance Testing
25 Feb 2010 CQAA February 2010 Lunch and Learn - 360° Project Lifecycle Health Assessments
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