Past Meetings

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

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BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker is Bob Crews, President of Checkpoint Technologies

Bob Crews will present: Implementing a Test Automation Framework in a DevOps World

Abstract:
DevOps is setting the pace as numerous organizations struggle to keep up! One aspect of DevOps is irrefutable…automation is key! And that includes test automation! With the ever-growing speed with which high-quality software must be delivered to market and the number of platforms it must support, it’s imperative to have an automation test strategy allowing fast automation script development, solid data management, minimal maintenance, and scalability. This interactive presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of implementing a strategic, robust test automation framework in a DevOps environment. The components of the framework will be presented in a simplified, meaningful way to enable you to develop an automation strategy that supports your organization’s DevOps (and Agile) culture. This presentation is completely tool agnostic so whether your team is utilizing UFT, LeanFT, Selenium, Ranorex, or any other automation solution you’ll benefit from this presentation!

About the Speaker:

Bob Crews, President of Checkpoint Technologies and on the board of the Tampa Bay Quality Assurance Association, is a consultant and trainer with over twenty-nine years of I.T. experience including full life-cycle development, requirements management, and software testing. He has consulted and trained for over 270 different organizations in areas such as: addressing mobile testing challenges, effectively using automated testing solutions, test planning, risk analysis, and developing practices which ensure maximum return-on-investment with automated solutions. His clients include Harvard University, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Orlando Health, to name just a few. Bob has presented at numerous conferences and user groups throughout the world including QAI QUEST, QAI TesTrek, EuroStar (Copenhagen), HP Software Universe, and LatinStar (Mexico City).

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Implementing a Test Automation Framework in a DevOps World – Bob Crews, President of Checkpoint Technologies

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

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BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker is Ron Franklin, Performance Center Guru and BSM Monitoring Expert

Ron Franklin will present: SAP HANA/BPC Performance Testing

Abstract:
“Why should we use HANA?”

HANA is a look at the future of SAP. It is a big data solution which can provide predictive and real-time analytics and drive more accurate decision-making. While HANA/BPC provides many tangible benefits to an organization, any implementation can take considerable time, effort, and resources.

So, now that you have invested in SAP HANA/BPC, how do you execute performance tests to validate your solution?

This presentation will demonstrate a roadmap to design and execute performance tests which will validate your HANA/BPC solution. It will demonstrate how available tools from HPE, SAP and 3rd parties can be leveraged to provide test deliverables and provide actionable information.

About the Speaker:

Ron Franklin is an experienced Performance Test professional with a proven record of accomplishment of successfully architecting application performance management and performance test solutions for Fortune 500 and Global 100 businesses; fulfilling mission-critical performance objectives and goals, directing cross-functional technology teams, and leading complex projects from conception to deployment. Ron is an accomplished speaker and has presented locally. He is active in local user groups and is a leader in industry organizations.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – SAP HANA/BPC Performance Testing by Ron Franklin, Performance Center Guru & BSM Monitoring Expert

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, July 18nd, 2017.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

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BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker will be Silvia Siqueira, ScrumMaster, PMP, ITIL Expert, ISO20000, WW Senior Product Marketing Manager

Silvia Siqueira will present: HPE Project & Portfolio Management News

Abstract:
HPE Project & Portfolio Management News:
The Worldwide Sr. Product Marketing Manager for PPM, Silvia Siqueira, will be presenting what is new for the Project & Portfolio Management product and what is hot to come to the market. She will also talk about how to use PPM to focus your resources for Development and QA.

About the Speaker:

Silvia Siqueira, ScrumMaster, PMP, ITIL Expert, ISO20000, WW Senior Product Marketing Manager
With 25 years in IT organizations, Silvia uniquely combines experience in process, technology and leadership. She started her career in IT operations, which gave her a deep knowledge of IT infrastructure and hands-on experience in several technologies. She transitioned to consulting, working for large vendors (e.g., IBM, EDS and currently HP) to help customers improve their IT services and applications by deploying new solutions and processes.
As an ITIL consultant, she has provided advice on service design issues, such as capacity & availability planning, service operations and continuous improvement.

Currently, Silvia is Worldwide Senior Product Marketing Manager for HPE PPM products. Over the past 8 years, she has focused her efforts in applications development and testing for DevOps. With a passion, she wants to deliver cutting-edge solutions for the best user experience, with speed and quality in trending technologies, such as Mobile, Cloud and Big Data.

In her free time, she enjoys volunteering to improve the lives of people in need, and walking on the golf courses with her new husband!

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – HPE PPM News, Presented by Silvia Siqueira, Senior Product Marketing Manager at HPE

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, June 20nd, 2017.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

Mapquest Link: ttp://bit.ly/2fJY8sZ

BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker will be Danny Fraught, Dev & Test Versatilist, American Airlines

Danny will present: Best Practices for Performance Verification

Abstract:
Best Practices for Performance Verification

About the Presentation:
This will be a discussion of the best practices for performance verification focusing on mobile and web applications. Topics will include –
· Planning – the pre-requisites for starting the load testing process
· Test definition – choosing the processes to test and the test data
· Executing the test –
o LoadRunner Community Edition and other ways to lower costs
o How to determine the maximum load your system will support
· Analyzing the results

As a bonus, each attendee at this month’s meeting will receive a pdf copy of the Aberdeen Group’s Website Performance Research Report. This report summarizes the research the Aberdeen Group has done on the effects of poor/slow performance has on website traffic and online sales. You must attend to receive an email with the pdf.­

About the Speaker:

SP Chhabra, Managing Principal, iDeliver Technologies LLC
Satyapal (SP) Chhabra is the Founder and Managing Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC. At iDeliver he focuses on supporting presales, managing & delivering HPE Apps professional services engagements, and helping build prototypes and proofs of concept. Satyapal has done many large HPE LoadRunner & Performance Center load tests, some that included 20,000 Virtual Users.
He has also been instrumental in designing and implementing complex custom integration with HPE ALM/QC solutions such as BDD integration with HPE ALM and third-party defect tracking with ALM using HPE synchronizer SDK and enhancing the core capabilities interacting with HPE R&D. His expertise includes HPE Performance Center, LoadRunner, Diagnostics, SiteScope, BAC, Service Virtualization, as well as ALM/QC and QuickTest Professional. Prior to joining iDeliver in Sept 2009, Satyapal worked at HP for over 5 years and has guided iDeliver Technologies for over 7 years.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Best Practices for Performance Verification – by SP Chhabra, Managing Principal, iDeliver Technologies LLC

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Monday, May 22nd, 2017.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

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BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker will be Danny Fraught, Dev & Test Versatilist, American Airlines

Danny will present: The Versatilist Tester!

Abstract:
The Versatilist Tester

A Versatilist is both a specialist and a generalist. This talk will cover some of the modern software testing concepts that are creeping into many organizations, and how being a Versatilist will help you thrive as the world evolves.

About the Speaker:

About Danny Faught, Dev & Test Versatilist @ American Airlines:

Danny R. Faught has focused on software quality for the bulk of his 20+ year career. He currently works as a Development and Test Versatilist at American Airlines. You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/swalchemist.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – The Versatilist Tester! – Presented by Danny Faught, Dev & Test Versatilist at American Airlines

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

Mapquest Link: ttp://bit.ly/2fJY8sZ

BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker will be Kris Slocum, Software Quality Assurance Manager, nThrive

Kris will present: Know Your Boundaries!

Abstract:
Know Your Boundaries!
Most boundaries are artificially induced limits within a program or development eco-system that are the result of development decisions. Identifying these lines of demarcation and knowing how to exploit them can lead to all manner of fun and an amazing array of possible behaviors. Here is what you will learn about boundaries:
· What are boundaries? Why are there boundaries? Where will you find boundaries? How will boundaries manifest?
· How to identify and craft tests around boundaries.
· Understand how different technology stacks and n-tiered architectures impact boundaries (Steeplechase Heuristic anyone?)
· Boundary value analysis and equivalence class partitioning.
Kris will explore the myriad manifestations of boundary testing. Remember, the grass is always greener on the other side (of a boundary)!

About the Speaker:

About Kris Slocum, Quality Assurance Manager at nThrive:

Kris is a QA professional who transitioned from several years of physical networking and PC building into his first software quality assurance job in 1994. Since that time, he has worked at every level of QA from individual contributor to acting Director on a wide variety of systems and technology stacks; image editing, process improvement and flow charting, digital video editing systems for broadcast television, banking, mortgage, healthcare, order fulfillment and more performing both manual and automated testing roles.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Know Your Boundaries! – Presented by Kris Slocum, Software Quality Assurance Manager at nThrive

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

Mapquest Link: http://bit.ly/2fJY8sZ

BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker is Paul Grizzaffi, Principal Automation Architect at Magenic

Paul will present: Sail or Fail? (Slight Return) Navigating Test Automation Pitfalls

Abstract:
Sailing the treacherous waters of test automation is challenging at best; from executives thinking, “It’s going to fix all of our quality problems, right?” to team members saying, “No, that’s YOUR job.” Automation initiatives face an uphill battle and tend to struggle; at the very least, they are not able to reach their full potential. These challenges generally stem from unrealistic expectations.

In this session, Paul Grizzaffi will describe possible remedies for some of these impractical expectations, including “automation is a QA job”, “automation will cure all of my quality problems”, and “automation can be finished”. The session is appropriate for diverse audiences; even those with existing automation initiatives may find value in the content. Additionally, new content has been added from earlier versions of this presentation.

With the understanding of the unrealistic expectations that may come from automation initiatives, attendees can avoid a voyage on the SS Fail-boat.

About the Speaker:

About Paull Grizzaffi, Principal Automation Architect at Magenic:

Paul Grizzaffi is a Principal Automation Architect at Magenic. His career has focused on the creation and deployment of automated test strategies, frameworks, tools, and platforms. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is a Certified Scrum Master from Scrum Alliance. Paul has created automation platforms and tool frameworks based on proprietary, open source and vendor-supplied tool chains in diverse product environments (Telecom, Stock Trading, E-commerce, and Healthcare). He is an accomplished speaker who has presented at both local and national meetings and conferences. He is an Advisor to Software Test Professionals and STPCon, as well as a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance (STQA) at UT Dallas. Paul looks forward to sharing his experiences and expanding his automation and testing knowledge of other product environments.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sail or Fail? (Slight Return) Navigating Test Automation Pitfalls – Paul Grizzaffi, Principal Automation Architect at Magenic

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

Mapquest Link: http://bit.ly/2fJY8sZ

BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speakers are Silvia Siqueira, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr – Performance Testing and Jason Benfield, Product Manager Performance Eng. HPE

Sylvia will present: Benefits of the New HPE/MicroFocus Merger

Jason will present: Top Trends in Performance Engineering

Abstract:
Benefits of the New HPE/MicroFocus Merger – Silvia Siqueira will present a brief recap of the latest news on the merger straight from the HPE National Meetings the week of 11/7/2016. Be sure to bring your questions for Silvia.

Top Trends in Performance Engineering – Jason Benfield will discuss the main trends HPE is seeing in the performance engineering sphere and how they impact performance testing efforts. The top trends include Agile transformation, Big Data, the proliferation of the Internet of Things.

About the Speaker:

About Jason Benfield, Product Manager Performance Eng. HPE:

Jason Benfield is a Product Manager on the Performance Engineering team at HPE. Prior to joining HPE, he served as the Director of Product Marketing at Blueprint. Jason has also led Agile Transformation efforts and worked as a Product Manager/Product Owner at several Fortune 500 companies (Dell, Cisco, etc.) as a Professional Services consultant. Jason spent the first half of his career in Software Development after graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

About Silvia Siqueira, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr – Performance Testing:

Silvia Siqueira is a Sr. Product Marketing Mgr in Performance Testing at HPE. She has also been an active member of the DFWQAA User Group Community for a significant time as well and has contrinuted with many insightful HPE Oriented Presentations in the past as well.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Networking, chips & salsas & guacamole
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm – HPE/MicroFocus merger update – Sylvia Siqueira, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr – Performance Testing
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm – Top Trends in Performance Engineering – Jason Benfield, Product Manager Performance Eng. HPE

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

Blue Mesa Grill
8200 Dallas Parkway
Plano, Texas 75024

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Blue Mesa Grill is just off the Tollway 1 block south of Sam Rayburn Tollway (Hwy 121)

If you are going North on the Tollway, the restaurant will be on the right side

This month’s guest speaker is Sunil Sidhwani, DFWQAA Chapter President

Sunil will present: A Brief State of the User Group Presentation during the Annual Member Appreciation Dinner and Business Meeting for DFW Quality Assurance Association

Abstract:
This is the time of year when the DFWQAA User Group says thank you to all of our members with the Annual Appreciation Dinner. We have only three short business items during the meeting. As President, Sunil Sidhwani will give a brief State of the User Group presentation (less than 10 minutes). This is followed by an open invitation for any of the members to join the Board of Directors to help guide the direction of DFWQAA for the next 12 months. The last item of business is to announce the webinar with HPE Executives that will focus on the HPE ADM Software/Micro Focus Spinoff impact.

** Please note that if you joined the DFWQAA as of March 1st, 2014 or later, your dues will not be up for renewal until September of 2017 (next year). After that, your annual membership fee will become due in September of every year.

The food will begin with Rainbow Chips, Salsa, & Guacamole. Dinner will be served “Buffet Style” and will include the following choices for Carnivores and Vegetarians:

Queso Dip

Southwestern Caesar Salad

Grilled Chicken & Steak Fajitas with Cheese, Sour Cream, Pico De Gallo, and Flour Tortillas

Choice of Blue Corn Cheese Enchiladas or Chicken Adobe Pie

Ginger Rice, Smoky Black Beans, or Sweet Corn Cake

Assorted Dessert Bars

Ice Tea, Sodas, or Water

Alcoholic Beverages available (cash bar at your own expense)

About the Speaker:

About Sunil Sidhwani, DFWQAA Chapter President:

Sunil Sidhwani is an experienced Quality Assurance Lead Test Engineer with over 20 years in the software industry. His career includes involvement in a recent Reservation System Migration at Southwest Airlines over the last 18 months. Sunil has been an active participant in the DFWQAA Chapter for a long time including his involvement as the Web Administrator for the Local Chapter Website for 2 years as well as recently taking on the responsibilities as Local Chapter President over this past year.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:15 pm – Networking, chips & salsas & guacamole
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm – Buffet style dinner
7:15 pm – 7:35 pm – A Brief State of the User Group Presentation, an open invitation for any of the members to join the Board of Directors to help guide the direction of DFWQAA for the next 12 months and to announce the webinar with HPE Executives that will focus on the HPE ADM Software/Micro Focus Spinoff impact. – Sunil Sidhwani, DFWQAA Chapter President
7:15 pm – 7:35 pm – Mingling and casual conversation

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

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BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speaker is Tre’ Sellari, Master HPE Solutions Architect, HPE

Tre’ will present: HPE ALM Octane – A Look Inside the Next Evolution of Application Lifecycle

Abstract:

As the industry accelerates adoption of DevOps for speed, quality and scale, HPE is evolving their ALM and quality solutions to embrace Agile and DevOps best practices. In June 2016, HPE just launched HPE ALM Octane.

In this presentation, Tre’ Sellari, our master on ALM solutions, will explain and demo the newest ALM Octane innovations, and paint a picture of what the near-term future will look like for unprecedented lifecycle agility.

In this presentation you will learn:

· How to be Agile in the fast changing world of technology

· Breaking the silos between Dev and Test

· How HPE is innovating ALM to support modern technology environments

· What is ALM Octane and how to get started

· How to manage your end-to-end application delivery with ALM Octane

About the Speaker:

About Tre’ Sellari, Master HPE Solutions Architect, HPE:

Tre’ Sellari is an experienced Solution Architect with over 8 years in the software industry. During his career he has been involved in development, testing, supporting, designing, and selling software. Tre’ joined HPE in 2015 and is the main pillar and Team Lead of the Virtual Pre-Sales ADM Team. Tre’ is passionate about helping developers and testers build quality applications in the most efficient methods and approach.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – HP ALM Octane – A Look Inside the Next Evolution of Application Lifecycle – Tre’ Sellari, Master HPE Solutions Architect, HPE

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

Mapquest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speakers are Mara Puisite, Tasktop Product Manager, and Jarek Ostapowicz, Tasktop Regional Sales Manager

Mara & Jarek will present: Empower Your Teams by Increasing Collaboration

Abstract:

Learn how to connect your software development and delivery teams –
With all the superb tools available for every phase of software development and delivery, your employees are more productive at their individual tasks. And now, there is a simple and powerful solution to connect these tools, share the artifacts they create, and improve collaboration among all members of the team. Let us introduce you to Tasktop Sync. This innovative software allows everyone the ability to work in their tool of choice but enjoy real-time access to updates other team members make in theirs. The platform enables:
• Collaboration – Connect all stakeholders in the software delivery supply chain. Reduce friction that slows development, introduces errors and makes regulatory compliance difficult.
• Flow – Unlock data trapped within lifecycle tool silos and let it flow automatically between systems.
• Traceability – Get a view into the relationships among development artifacts and changes made to them – no matter what tool those changes were made in.
• Visibility – Achieve greater cross-project visibility through existing reports and analytics.

About the Speaker:

About Presenters:

About Mara Puisite: Tasktop Product Manager

Mara has been a part of the Tasktop Product Management team since 2013 and in the last couple years has shifted her focus into managing all of the Tasktop’s integration connectors. Her goal is to deliver connector features that stay neutral to each customer’s internal business logic while at the same time solving their business problems by introducing integration in their ecosystem. Mara graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems (2014).She loves playing golf and tennis, and almost any other individual sport.

About Jarek Ostapowicz: Regional Sales Manager at Tasktop

Jarek joined Tasktop Technologies in 2014 where he has been managing the South Central region of the US. He possess over 15 years of sales experience targeting enterprise software, strategic partnerships development and complex account management. Strengths include working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Big Data, BI and Data Analytics, Integration and Middleware platforms. Throughout his career Jarek managed customers at Oracle, Red Hat, Information Builders and MongoDB. Jarek is passionate about driving his customers’ success by helping them adopt agile and efficient software delivery process. In his free time he is passionate about modern architecture, his new house and enjoying Austin’s outdoors with his dog Zulus.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Empower Your Teams by Increasing Collaboration – Mara Puisite, Tasktop Product Manager and Jarek Ostapowicz – Tasktop Regional Sales Manager

We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

BravoTECH Corporation
4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75244

Mapquest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows. There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

This month’s guest speakers are Josh Olejnik, HPE Solutions Architect, and Silvia Siqueira, WW Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Josh Olejnik will present: Intro to Mobile Testing

Abstract:

In 2016, we are seeing that mobile is becoming more and more vital to company success. Most businesses recognize the importance of a need for high performance mobile applications to provide their users with a high quality experience, however, implementing and optimizing mobile tests has proven more difficult. In this presentation, you will learn how HPE will simplify and optimize your mobile testing efforts.

Josh Olejnik, a guru in HPE’s application delivery management solutions, will present how to optimize your functional testing resources by utilizing HPE’s mobile suite.

• Understand your end users experience

• Test on real mobile devices

• Create feedback loop between your testing and production environments

About the Speaker:

About Josh Olejnik:
Solution Architect, HPE Software

Josh joined HPE in 2015 and is currently working as a Solution Architect. Josh is one of our experts on HPE Application Delivery Management solutions where he evaluates customers’ needs and designs the best approaches to deliver applications with quality. Josh’s passion lies in driving customers business to success. Josh graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in Commerce & Business and a minor in Economics (2015). He loves playing sports and thrives on competition.

If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

Meeting Agenda –
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Intro to Mobile Testing – Josh Olejnik, HPE Solutions Architect and Silvia Siqueira – HPE WW Sr. Product Marketing Manager

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    Interstate Batteries
    12790 Merit Drive, Bldg 7, 1st Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75251

    Google Maps Link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/12790+Merit+Dr,+Dallas,+TX+75251/@32.9225132,-96.7728957,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x864c203f5840fe35:0x2611c910d5556afa!8m2!3d32.9225087!4d-96.770707?hl=en

    Building Map: http://www.parkcentral789.com/location/

    Interstate Batteries is located in off the LBJ Freeway Feeder Road at Merit Dr.
    Please park in the visitor parking garage for Building 8 located off the Coit Road entrance. Walk to the southwest corner and cross the drive to the glass double doors leading into Building 8. Once past the “Gateway News Stand” store, keep to your left and enter the Building 7 corridor. You will see a security desk and to the left is our Interstate Team Center (also called Cowboys Conference Room). Parking vouchers will be provided by Interstate once you leave our offices.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ray Rivas at (214)506-0551.

    This month’s guest speaker is SP Chhabra, Managing Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC

    SP will present: Load Testing VDI Deployed Applications

    VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system in a VM (virtual machine) running on a centralized server. VDI is growing at a faster pace to modernize the data center and client applications. Load Testing the VDI environment is complex because there are so many players in the market. HPE has a proven solution for load testing; however, no vendor has a straight forward mechanism to load test VDI deployed applications. In the presentation, iDeliver will cover the best practices around how to leverage the RDP protocol to test the scalability/load testing of a VDI deployed business application. Tips/tricks/best practices for VDI load testing will be included in the presentation.

    About the Speakers:

    About SP Chhabra:
    Satyapal Chhabra (SP) is the Founder and Managing Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC. At iDeliver Technologies, he focuses on supporting pre-sales, managing and delivering HP Apps professional services engagements, helping build prototypes, and proof of concept engagements. Satyapal has done many large HP QC/ALM upgrades, some that included over 500 projects. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing complex custom integration with HP ALM/QC solutions such as BDD integration with HP ALM, third party defect tracking with ALM using HP synchronizer SDK, and enhancing the core capabilities interacting with HP R&D. His expertise includes HP ALM/QC, Performance Center, LoadRunner, Diagnostics, SiteScope, BAC, Service Virtualization and Unified Functional Test (UFT). Prior to joining iDeliver Technologies in Sept 2009, Satyapal worked at HP for over 5 years.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Load Testing VDI Deployed Applications – SP Chhabra, Managing Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speakers are Bob Ivy, Business Development Director at Genuent, and Carmen Torres, Asst. Director of Shared Services at JCPenney

    Bob Ivy will present: The Candidate Experience – QA and Test Community followed by Carmen Torres’ Presentation of Job Opportunities at JCPenney

    The Candidate Experience – QA and Test Community – The presentation will cover the building of a QA & Test “Talent Cloud Community”. The Community will help us remove friction and barriers between those seeking QA & Test work and those seeking to hire QA & Test workers. This Talent Cloud Community makes a dramatic improvement in efficiency and overall candidate experience.

    Job Opportunities at JCPenney – This is a unique opportunity for our members to get a snapshot of the JCPenney environment and the job opportunities that are currently open. You will get to meet with one of the hiring managers and talk about the positions currently open. Be sure to bring a couple of copies of your resume to leave with the JCPenney folks. They will be happy to stay after the meeting to answer your questions.

    About the Speakers:

    About Bob Ivy:
    20+ years’ experience as a Business development executive with domestic and international experience in both Private and Public Sector. Drive and direct business innovation and results in both start-up and growth organizations. Able to forge lasting partnerships at all levels of an enterprise while identifying and building the correct strategic business partner ecosystem.

    About Carmen Torres:
    Carmen has many years of experience in QA Testing, QA Management, and even development of custom QA tools for testing homegrown applications. She has worked at large companies such as Heartland Payment Systems and JCPenney in various Quality Management positions. Bring your resume and your “A” game because she often asks tough questions!

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – The Candidate Experience – Bob Ivy, Genuent followed by Job Opportunities at JCPenney – Carmen Torres, Asst Dir of Shared Services

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Satyapal Chhabra, Managing Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC

    They will present: Utility-based Performance Testing

    Many users purchase perpetual licenses for their load testing software and then create the scripts to run the load test. Next, they execute several iterations of the load test and analyze/compare the results of the multiple iterations. But in today’s changing world, you can lower your costs by renting the software for a month(s), or by paying per load test execution, or by paying for usage down to the minute! This presentation will talk about how the market for load testing software and services has shifted. It will discuss current market trends. And, it will also look at best practices for the various types of load tests that you may need to run for your applications.

    About the Speaker:

    Satyapal Chhabra (SP) is the Founder and Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC. At iDeliver Technologies, he focuses on supporting pre-sales, managing and delivering HP Apps professional services engagements, helping build prototypes, and proof of concept engagements. Satyapal has done many large HP QC/ALM upgrades, some that included over 500 projects. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing complex custom integration with HP ALM/QC solutions such as BDD integration with HP ALM, third party defect tracking with ALM using HP synchronizer SDK, and enhancing the core capabilities interacting with HP R&D. His expertise includes HP ALM/QC, Performance Center, LoadRunner, Diagnostics, SiteScope, BAC, Service Virtualization and Unified Functional Test (UFT). Prior to joining iDeliver Technologies in Sept 2009, Satyapal worked at HP for over 5 years.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Utility-based Performance Testing – Satyapal Chhabra, Managing Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker will be Silvia Siqueira, Scrum Master, PMP, ITIL Expert, WW Senior Product Manager

    They will present: HPE Application Delivery Management News

    In this presentation, HPE product team will be presenting what is new for the Application Delivery Management portfolio in the last 6 months and what is hot to come to the market.

    Hear about mobile testing, functional and performance. Also, very good news about new generation predictive ALM.

    About the Speaker:

    With 25 years in IT organizations, Silvia uniquely combines experience in process, technology and leadership. She started her career in IT operations, which gave her a deep knowledge of IT infrastructure and hands-on experience in several technologies. She transitioned to consulting, working for large vendors (e.g., IBM, EDS and currently HP) to help customers improve their IT services and applications by deploying new solutions and processes.

    As an ITIL consultant, she has provided advice on service design issues, such as capacity & availability planning, service operations and continuous improvement.

    Currently, Silvia is Worldwide Senior Manager of Product Marketing for HP Performance & Lifecycle Virtualization products. Over the past 8 years, she has focused her efforts in applications development and testing for DevOps.

    With a passion, she wants to deliver cutting-edge solutions for the best user experience, with speed and quality in trending technologies, such as Mobile, Cloud and Big Data.

    In her free time, she enjoys volunteering to improve the lives of people in need, and walking in the golf courses with her fiancé.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – HPE Application Delivery Management News

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker will be Paul Grizzaffi, Automation Program Architect and Manager for Revenue Cycle Technology, MedAssets

    They will present: I’m Hunting Sasquatch – Finding Intermittent Issues Using Periodic Automation


    In the pop culture, Sasquatch (also known as Bigfoot) is a possibly non-existent, ape-like creature infrequently seen in the Pacific Northwest. In the software realm, we have our own versions of Sasquatch: those irritating, “intermittent issues”. These kinds of issues are typically difficult to find and are often blamed on anything other than a product defect.

    Using a real-world example, Paul Grizzaffi will explain how “periodic automation” can help hunt down these elusive targets. To give additional context, he will explain how this approach is related to High-Volume Automated Testing (HiVAT), including some HiVAT basics and some examples. He will also explain some considerations of which we need to be mindful when implementing periodic automation so as not to become desensitized to failures.

    About the Speaker:

    Paul Grizzaffi is the Automation Program Architect and Manager for Revenue Cycle Technology at MedAssets, a healthcare performance improvement company. His career has focused on the creation and deployment of automated test strategies, frameworks, tools, and platforms. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from Scrum Alliance. Paul has created automation platforms and tool frameworks based on proprietary, open source and vendor-supplied tool chains in diverse product environments (telecom, stock trading, E-commerce, and healthcare). He is an accomplished speaker who has presented at both local and national meetings and conferences; he’s also an advisor to Software Test Professionals and STPCon, as well as a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Advanced Research Center for Software Testing and Quality Assurance (STQA) at UT Dallas. Paul looks forward to sharing his experiences and expanding his automation and testing knowledge for other product environments.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – I’m Hunting Sasquatch – Finding Intermittent Issues Using Periodic Automation

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker will be Randy Hayes, Software QA Automation Manager, MedAssets

    They will present: Agile Security and Performance Testing

    Agile Security and Performance Testing:
    Agile Security and Performance testing are about discovering security and performance issues as early as possible when they are easiest and cheapest to fix. We will be showing how this is being done at MedAssets as part of our development and testing cycle.

    About the Speaker:

    Satyapal (SP) Chhabra, ITSM Expert
    Randy Hayes has 28 years in test automation, having been a co-founder of both AutoTester, Inc.and Worksoft, Inc.. He is presently Software QA Automation Manager at MedAssets in Plano.

    Kyle Bullock is a Senior Automation Engineer at MedAssets, with 10 years of prior experience at Novell and Blue Coat Systems in Utah.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Agile Security and Performance Testing, presented by Randy Hayes, Software QA Automation Manager, MedAssets

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with appetizers and networking.

    Blue Mesa Grill
    14866 Montfort Drive
    Addison, Texas 75254

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/10-ZtiFJybI

    Blue Mesa Grill has a new location on Montfort Drive just 1 block south of Beltline Road.

    If you are coming down Montfort from Beltline Rd, the restaurant will be on the left side of the street.

    This is the time of year when the DFWQAA User Group says thank you to all of our members with the Annual Appreciation Dinner. We have only three short business items during the meeting. Our President, will give a brief State of the User Group presentation (less than 10 minutes). This is followed by an open invitation for any of the members to join the Board of Directors to help guide the direction of DFWQAA for the next 12 months. The last item of business is that this is the time of year when the annual dues of $10 are due**. You may pay online after the meeting if it is easier for you.

    The food will begin with rainbow chips, salsa, & guacamole. Dinner will be served “buffet style” and will include the following choices for carnivores and vegetarians:
    Queso dip
    Southwestern Caesar salad
    Grilled chicken & steak fajitas with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, and flour tortillas
    Choice of blue corn cheese enchiladas or chicken adobe pie
    Ginger rice, smoky black beans, or sweet corn cake
    Assorted dessert bars
    Ice tea, sodas, or water
    Alcoholic beverages available (cash bar at your own expense)

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the restaurant.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:15 pm – Networking, chips & salsas & guacamole
    6:15 pm – 7:15 pm – Buffet style dinner
    7:15 pm – 7:35 pm – Brief Meeting Agenda of the 3 items listed above
    7:35 pm – 8:00 pm – Mingling and casual conversation

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker will be Satyapal Chhabra, Managing Partner, iDeliver Technologies LLC

    They will present: Performance Testing COTS Applications –
    Best Practices

    Performance Testing COTS applications: Best Practices:
    In this presentation, Satyapal Chhabra – Managing Partner of iDeliver Technologies will be sharing his experiences with performance testing COTS applications. The talk will cover a summary of 50+ customer engagements from past several years in the customer environment.

    About the Speaker:

    Satyapal (SP) Chhabra, ITSM Expert
    Satyapal brings a wealth of experience in creating, delivering and managing outcomes in the testing technologies space. He spent 15+ years in Mercury/HP eco system helping customers realize value via HP Quality Center, UFT, LoadRunner, and Performance Center. SP is a Certified Product Consultant and instructor on various Mercury/HP testing products.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Performance Testing COTS Applications – Best Practices, presented by SP Chhabra, Managing Partner, iDeliver Technologies LLC

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker will be Silvia Siqueria, HP Product Marketing Manager

    They will present: HP Discover at a Glance:
    Application Delivery Management

    HP Application Delivery Management – ALM:
    In this presentation, Silvia Siqueira – HP Product Marketing Manager, will be sharing the point of view for HP Application Delivery Management solutions that was presented at the Keynote session at HP Discover. It will cover solutions for testing mobile apps, predictive ALM and the new StormRunner Load solution; all together to help you to provide the best quality in your apps and amazing user experience.

    About the Speaker:

    Silvia Siqueira, PMP, ITSM Expert
    With 20+ years of experience in IT organizations, Silvia uniquely combines Product Marketing and Product Management, Project Management, IT processes and hands-on diverse technology. Silvia is currently working as World-Wide Senior Product Manager for HP Software, covering HP Performance testing solutions. Silvia has a deep knowledge in different vertical markets as Financial, Government, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Retail and IT Services, including SMB and Enterprise companies. Her passion is to provide the best user experience ever with process and solutions delivered at a heart bit with quality.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – HP Discover at a Glance – Application Delivery Management by Silvia Siqueira, PMP, ITSM Expert

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speakers will be Jean Suplick, Solutions Architect at Orasi followed by
    John Mathews, Chairman of the DFWMUG-DFWQAA Merger Committee

    They will present: Metric & Trending Reports and e-Signature Verification for ALM/QC
    followed by DFWMUG-DFWQAA Merger Committee Updates

    Metric & Trending Reports and e-Signature Verification for ALM/QC:
    Project team members follow formal processes, document test cases, link test cases to requirements and defects to test cases, manage defects, execute test cycles, automate tests, plan cycles and releases, and much more. All of these activities generate a data trail. Jean Suplick will show how to automate the extraction, transformation, and loading of data into pre-defined templates, providing programmatic recreation of metrics and KPIs in the consumer-friendly form of dashboards, scorecards, and reports. Regulatory compliance is another common theme for many companies today. Jean will show how you can use HP ALM’s native workflow feature to customize ALM to fit your business processes. She will show how to customize the approval process to include what, how, and when items can be approved; even setting up multiple validation states, which can trigger additional workflow approvals.

    DFWMUG-DFWQAA Merger Committee Updates:
    The Merger Committee has been hard at work creating a framework for the merger of the two DFW Quality Assurance User Groups. There were many issues to consider and everyone on the Merger Committee entered this discussion with an open mind. But the Merger Committee felt that it is important to have input from the current membership of both User Groups to make sure everyone’s voice is heard. Please join us to heat the initial recommendations of the Merger Committee, voice any changes you to improve on the merged User Group, and help us come up with a name for the new User Group. Your input is important so please join us.

    About the Speaker:

    Jean Suplick is a Solutions Architect at Orasi and John Mathews is the Chairman of the DFWMUG-DFWQAA Merger Committee.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Metric & Trending Reports and e-Signature Verification for ALM/QC; followed by DFWMUG-DFWQAA Merger Committee Updates by Jean Suplick, Solutions Architect @ Orasi and John Mathews, DFWMUG-DFWQAA merger Committee

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, March 17th, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Pradeep G, Chief Technical Officer of Cigniti Technologies

    He will present: The NEW Rules of the Game
    for Software Testing

    Pradeep will be discussing Learning the New Rules of the Game for Software Testing. Identifying the software testing trends of 2015 and how these trends will be powering the future. These areas will include: Security Testing, Cloud Testing, Telematics Testing, DevOps, Big Data Testing, Mobility, Infrastructure Testing, Digital Commerce, IoT Testing and Service Virtualization. Learn how your organizations will need to be ready and prepared to adopt and utilize many of these testing related functions.

    About the Speaker:

    Pradeep G is the Chief Technology Officer at Cigniti and an industry thought leader in software testing with over 15+ years of experience. He has strong expertise in setting up Testing Center of Excellence around Test management, Automation, Mobility, SOA, and functional testing and has established more than 20+ of 500-member teams. He possesses unique experience around Quality Engineering and has done extensive business development in driving the offering around Mobility, Digital Commerce, SOA, and Automation. He has been the key champion in setting up several niche skill practices for testing services. He has been a keynote speaker in several conferences and have published several whitepapers while at cognizant. He had worked on several consulting engagements as a startup account and established the broader teams.
    Pradeep spoke at StarEast 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, StarWest 2009, 2011, 2012, Swiss Testing Day, HP Discover 2012, and EuroStar for topics such as Mobile, automation, test data management and tools.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – The NEW Rules of the Game for Software Testing by Pradeep G, CTO of Cigniti Technologies

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speakers are KP Chhabra and Mauricio Mendez of iDeliver Technologies, LLC

    They will present: How to Test What Isn’t There!
    HP Service Virtualization

    Most of us are using the agile development methodology for one or more of our application projects. And we have all faced the situation of not being able to test the code from a recently completed Sprint because another application service is not yet available. Not fully testing the new code with the expected application interfaces and services creates a risk that has become a way of life for many of us. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Now you can virtualize existing services or services that have not yet been developed using HP Service Virtualization. KP & Mauricio will present an overview of HP SV followed by some practical tips and tricks for using the product. You will learn how to virtualize the testing of application services to find more errors earlier in the development cycle thus saving valuable time and costs.

    About the Speaker:

    Krishnapal Chhabra (KP) is a Solutions Architect/Principal Consultant at iDeliver Technologies. At iDeliver he focuses on supporting presales, managing and delivering HP Apps professional services engagements, helping build prototype and proof of concept. KP has done several large HP QC/ALM upgrades that included over 500 projects. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing complex custom integration with HP ALM/QC solutions such as BDD integration with HP ALM and third party defect tracking with ALM using HP synchronizer SDK and enhancing the core capabilities interacting with HP R&D. His expertise includes HP ALM/QC, Performance Center, LoadRunner, Diagnostics, SiteScope, BAC, Service Virtualization and QuickTest Professional. Prior to joining iDeliver in Sept 2009, KP worked for Motorola for over 10 years.

    Mauricio Mendez is a Solutions Architect at iDeliver Technologies. At iDeliver he focuses on delivering services engagements, supporting presales, managing and handling HP Apps product support issues from iDeliver customers. His expertise includes HP ALM/QC, Performance Center, LoadRunner, SiteScope and QuickTest Professional. Prior to joining iDeliver in 2011, Mauricio was part of HP Customer Support team.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – How to Test What Isn’t There! – HP Service Virtualization by KP Chhabra and Mauricio Mendez of iDeliver Technologies, LLC

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We look forward to having you join us on on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Paul Grizzaffi of MedAssets

    He will present: Not Your Parents’ Test Automation – or
    Practical Application of Non-Traditional Automation

    Most software companies have a test automation initiative; some are just starting, some are humming right along. Typically, these initiatives focus “traditional automation”: using a software package to automate existing test cases or user stories. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; often, there is value in that. But, if we use only the traditional approach to automation, we miss opportunities to exploit the power of automation.

    Instead of focusing on how many test cases we can automate, what if we consider this: how can automation help me do my job?

    During this session, Paul Grizzaffi, will share some real-world examples where non-traditional automation (or “automation assists”) provided business value, including cases where traditional automation could not have provided the same level of value. He will also discuss some things to keep in mind when implementing automation assist and show examples of creating automation assist helpers from tools not traditionally used for automation.

    About the Speaker:

    Paul Grizzaffi is the Automation Program Architect and Manager for Revenue Cycle Technology at MedAssets, a healthcare performance improvement company. His career has focused on the creation and deployment of automated test strategies, frameworks, tools, and platforms. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance. Paul has created automation platforms and tool frameworks based on proprietary, open source and vendor-supplied tool chains in diverse product environments (telecom, stock trading, E-commerce, and healthcare). He is an accomplished speaker who has presented at both local and national meetings and conferences. Paul looks forward to sharing his experiences and expanding his automation and testing knowledge for other product environments.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Not Your Parents’ Test Automation – Practical Application of Non-Traditional Automation by Paul Grizzaffi, MedAssets

    We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. The meeting starts around 4:00 pm with food and networking.

    Calpion
    122 W John Carpenter Fwy, Suite 475

    Irving, TX 75039

    MapQuest Linkhttp://goo.gl/maps/LUsqz

    Please note that some GPS will take you to the wrong side of HWY 114 for this address. This will help any that get lost …
    Take the O’Connor exit off of 114. Go West on O’Connor for about 2 blocks to Montessori Dr.
    Go north on Montessori Dr. (a right hand turn if coming from Hwy 114); Montessori Dr. dead ends into the Calpion parking lot.

    Calpion is on the 4th floor.  We will have signs directing members to the conference room.
    Please pull into the open gate of the parking garage (the exit gate will open as you pull up to it)

    This month’s guest speaker is Mike Deady, HP/PSO Principal Consultant & Solutions Architect

    He will present: 
    ALM/Quality Center Apps v12 Updates

     

    Mike Deady will present the updates and modifications to ALM/Quality Center that were made as a part of the Apps v12 package. This presentation will be a deeper dive into the ALM/Quality Center tool itself.

     

     

    About the Speaker:
    Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service as well as a HP’s ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. Michael has over 20 years in IT industry, 15 of which have been in software development lifecycle management and process development. For the last 3 years, he has been able to leverage this experience by aiding in the implementation of Enterprise test management solutions based on HP’s COE model for the software development lifecycle process for clients around the Americas. Recently, he has joined the Worldwide Application Lifecycle Management team to develop and design solutions for the future.  In the last 4 years Michael has been a guest speaker at DFW Mercury User Group 3 times and a track session speaker 7 times at HP Discover Las Vegas and Frankfurt Germany.

     


    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” todfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have aheadcount for the food.

     

    Meeting Agenda –

    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Networking & Introductions
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – 
    Introduction of Calpion, Presentation: ALM / Quality Center Apps 12 Updates
    6:00 pm – 6:20 pm – Networking & Refreshments
    6:20 pm – 7:00 pm – QA and Networking, Conclusion


    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:15 pm. We look forward to having you join us on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.
    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building.

    This month’s guest speaker is Satyapal Chhabra of iDeliver Technologies
    He will present:
    StormRunner – Modern Agile Performance Testing

    HP LoadRunner is a great tool for load and performance testing your existing applications. But are you testing your new web applications? Do you often find that you don’t have enough VUsers to create the new loads expected for web applications? Now you can get VUsers by the hour! That’s right, as low as $0.20 per virtual user per hour. And what about testing your mobile applications running on iPhones, Androids, and tablets? Come and learn how to plan, run, and scale your web and mobile testing.

    Satyapal Chhabra (KP) is the Founder and Managing Principal of iDeliver Technologies LLC. At iDeliver he focuses on supporting presales, managing and delivering HP Apps professional services engagements, helping build prototypes and proofs of concept. Satyapal has done many large HP QC/ALM upgrades, some that included over 500 projects. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing complex custom integration with HP ALM/QC solutions such as BDD integration with HP ALM and third party defect tracking with ALM using HP synchronizer SDK and enhancing the core capabilities interacting with HP R&D. His expertise includes HP ALM/QC, Performance Center, LoadRunner, Diagnostics, SiteScope, BAC, Service Virtualization and QuickTest Professional. Prior to joining iDeliver in Sept 2009, Satyapal worked at HP for over 5 years.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food..

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Networking
    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – StormRunner – Modern Agile Performance Testing – Satyapal Chhabra, Managing Principal, iDeliverTechnologies

    We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014.
    The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with appetizers and networking.

    Blue Mesa Grill
    14866 Montfort Drive
    Addison, Texas 75254

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/10-ZtiFJybI

    Blue Mesa Grill has a new location on Montfort Drive just 1 block south of Beltline Road.
    If you are coming down Montfort from Beltline Rd, the restaurant will be on the left side of the street.

    Annual Member Appreciation Dinner and Business Meeting for DFW Quality Assurance Association

    This is the time of year when the DFWQAA User Group says thank you to all of our members with the Annual Appreciation Dinner. We have only three short business items during the meeting. As President, I will give a brief State of the User Group presentation (less than 10 minutes). This is followed by an open invitation for any of the members to join the Board of Directors to help guide the direction of DFWQAA for the next 12 months. The last item of business is that this is the time of year when the annual dues of $10 are due**. You may pay online after the meeting if it is easier for you.

    ** Please note that if you joined the DFWQAA as of March 1st, 2014 or later, your dues will not be up for renewal until September of 2015 (next year). After that, your annual membership fee will become due in September of every year.

    The food will begin with rainbow chips, salsa, & guacamole. Dinner will be served “buffet style” and will include the following choices for carnivores and vegetarians:

    Queso dip
    Southwestern Caesar salad
    Grilled chicken & steak fajitas with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, and flour tortillas
    Choice of blue corn cheese enchiladas or chicken adobe pie
    Ginger rice, smoky black beans, or sweet corn cake
    Assorted dessert bars
    Ice tea, sodas, or water
    Alcoholic beverages available (cash bar at your own expense)

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the restaurant.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:15 pm – Networking, chips & salsas & guacamole
    6:15 pm – 7:15 pm – Buffet style dinner
    7:15 pm – 7:35 pm – Brief Meeting Agenda of the 3 items listed above
    7:35 pm – 8:00 pm – Mingling and casual conversation 


    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor Dallas, Texas 75244 MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speakers are Trey Miles & Mike Sanders of Compuware

    They will present: How QA Adds Value thru Deeper Insight into Testing Cycles

    With the rise of agile methodologies testing has become less a focus of a core team of people to being integrated into the scrum teams as well as driving a need to test faster and more often. Testing centers of excellences need to provide more value for the project dollars they receive to stay relevant as agile becomes more and more prevalent in our organizations. With Compuware’s deep dive diagnostics tool dynaTrace testing centers of excellence now can not only tell development that we broke the latest release but tell them why it broke.

    About the Speakers:
    Trey Miles:
    Trey has spent the last four years as a testing specialist with Hewlett-Packard specifically working with customers on the Application Lifecycle Management tool set. He recently moved to Compuware to focus on the growing Application Performance Management tool set.

    Mike Sanders:
    Mike spent 13 years as a Director of IT for several companies before coming to Compuware to focus on solutions consulting.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking & food
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – How QA Adds Value thru Deeper Insight into Testing Cycles – Trey Miles & Mike Sanders of Compuware

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:00 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor Dallas, Texas 75244 MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Kris Slocum, Lead QA Engineer at MedAssets

    He will present: It’s “JUST” a text box, or is it?

    Have you ever stopped to consider the depth and breadth of testing that could go into such a ‘simple’ control? In an attempt to understand the truism “You never finish testing, you just stop testing”, let’s see how much trouble we can get into with ‘just’ a text box. We will talk through some of the possible testing approaches to reduce most any text box to a quivering mass and cause developers run away screaming. This is not a recommendation that anyone become a specialized text box assassin; but rather an eye opening exercise on just how much could be done with an infinite amount of time and focused expertise.

    About the Speaker:
    Kris began his software career in 1994. He has worked on many applications including image editing, process improvement and flowcharting, digital video editing systems for broadcast television, banking, mortgage, healthcare, order fulfillment, and many others. Kris is currently the Lead QA Engineer at MedAssets.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:00 pm – 6:50 pm – Networking & food
    6:50 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – It’s “JUST” a text box, or is it? – Kris Slocum, Lead QA Engineer at MedAssets

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:15 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor Dallas, Texas 75244 MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speakers are KP Chhabra & Mauricio Mendez of iDeliver Technologies

    They will present: HP ALM/QC Integration with the Development IDE

    The ALM-HP ALI Dev/TaskTop integration enables HP ALM/QC users to easily connect to HP ALM directly from their favorite IDEs (such as Eclipse, Visual Studio). It also allows users to automatically provision their workspaces, context-driven development, and automatic traceability between work items and code changes. This integration allows ALM/QC users to access ALM/QC assets from any platform (Windows, Linux, or Apple)

    About the Speakers: Krishnapal Chhabra (KP) is a Solutions Architect/Principal Consultant at iDeliver Technologies. At iDeliver he focuses on supporting presales, managing and delivering HP Apps professional services engagements, helping build prototype and proof of concept. KP has done several large HP QC/ALM upgrades that included over 500 projects. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing complex custom integration with HP ALM/QC solutions such as BDD integration with HP ALM and third party defect tracking with ALM using HP synchronizer SDK and enhancing the core capabilities interacting with HP R&D. His expertise includes HP ALM/QC, Performance Center, LoadRunner, Diagnostics, SiteScope, BAC, Service Virtualization and QuickTest Professional. Prior to joining iDeliver in Sept 2009, KP worked for Motorola for over 10 years.

    Mauricio Mendez is a Solutions Architect at iDeliver Technologies. At iDeliver he focuses on delivering services engagements, supporting presales, managing and handling HP Apps product support issues from iDeliver customers. His expertise includes HP ALM/QC, Performance Center, LoadRunner, SiteScope and QuickTest Professional. Prior to joining iDeliver in 2011, Mauricio was part of HP Customer Support team.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com. This allows us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Networking
    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – HP ALM/QC Integration with the Development IDE – KP Chhabra & Mauricio Mendez of iDeliver Technologies

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:15 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor Dallas, Texas 75244 MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Silvia Siqueira, PMP, ITIL Expert, HP Sr. Product Marketing Manager

    Silvia will present: HP Apps – What’s new in v12: Increase velocity while ensuring quality for apps delivery

    In this presentation you will learn the highlights of the new capabilities introduced in Apps v12, including the new UI for Defects and Requirements, Performance validation using the Cloud, Mobility testing enhancements, Continuous Testing and the pricing and packaging changes being introduced.

     

    About the Speaker:
    With 20+ years of experience in IT organizations, Silvia uniquely combines Product Marketing and Product Management, Project Management, IT processes and hands-on diverse technology. Silvia is currently working as World-Wide Senior Product Marketing Manager for HP Software, covering HP Performance testing solutions (HP Performance Center and HP LoadRunner).

     

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

     

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Networking 6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions

    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – HP Apps – What’s new in v12: Increase velocity while insuring quality for apps delivery – Silvia Siqueira, HP Sr. Product Marketing Manager

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:15 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor Dallas, Texas 75244 MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Wendy Matthews, Principal Solutions Architect, Avnet Services

    Wendy will present:

    Considerations for Upgrading from LoadRunner to Performance Center

    There are important considerations that make it necessary to upgrade from LoadRunner to Performance Center. This presentation will focus on how to meet your performance verification goals while insuring your company is in full license compliance. The presentation will be followed by a brief summary of the new, simplified, and lower pricing for the HP performance products.

     

    About the Speaker:
    Wendy Matthews has worked in the software industry since 1991 focused on automated and manual application testing solutions. She joined HP Solutions following six years of extensive Quality Assurance experience at Acitvant? Solutions and Cistera Networks using a combination of manual and Mercury automated testing solutions. Prior to those testing engagements, she employed her testing expertise at Compuware and Mitsubishi for four years.

     

    During her years using the Mercury testing solutions, she joined Mercury as a Solution Architect for four years using her testing expertise and testing best practices to provide testing solutions to best meet the needs of customers. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

     

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Networking

    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Announcements and Introductions

    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Considerations for Upgrading from LoadRunner to Performance Center

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:15 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. The meeting starts at 6:15 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244
    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Paul Grizzaffi, Automation Program Architect & Manager, MedAssets

    Paul will present:

    You Bet Your Life!
    Playing the Automation Tool Selection Game

    What’s the best automation tool? That’s a valid question, right? Absolutely! You’ve asked it; I’ve asked it. The concern is not the question itself, but when the question is asked. Too often, this is the first question asked when starting an automation initiative, but is there a more appropriate time to ask it? Perhaps we should have more information before we can appropriately decide upon one tool or another. QA strategies and goals should be in place to help guide the tool choice. We also need to be aware of our tool’s audience and the environment in which it will be used. Let’s discuss the prerequisites to asking this question, work to decide when it’s time to ask it, give ourselves an appropriate context in which to answer it, and introduce the notion of “most appropriate in class”.

    About the Speaker:
    Paul Grizzaffi is the Automation Program Architect and Manager for Revenue Cycle Technology at MedAssets. His career has focused on the creation and deployment of automated test strategies, frameworks, tools, and platforms. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance. Paul has created automation platforms and tool frameworks based on proprietary, open source and vendor supplied tool chains in diverse product environments (telecom, stock trading, online/digital retail, and health care). Additionally, he has spoken at both local and national meetings and conferences. He looks forward to expanding his automation and QA knowledge for other product environments.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Presentation – “You Bet Your Life – Playing the Automation Tool Selection Game” by Paul Grizzaffi

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________

    The DFWMUG and DFWQAA User Groups will be having a joint meeting in November. Phil Southard, our speaker, will talk about how to use HP-ALM and HP-UFT for QAO (QA Optimization). Come join us to learn how to spend more of your time doing productive testing to identify defects rather than spending time on the non-testing activities.

    We will be meeting at the regularly scheduled DFWMUG meeting time. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013.

    The meeting starts at 4:30 pm; please plan to arrive early for sign-in and visitor badges at the Security Desk.

    Dell Services
    2300 W. Plano Parkway (West Entrance)
    Plano
    , Texas 75075

    There is a Guard Stand at the West Entrance. Please tell the guard you are there for the DFWMUG-DFWQAA; he will direct you to parking. Be prepared to present your picture-id at the Security Desk inside the building.

    This month’s guest speaker is Phil Southard, Principal Consultant, Avnet Services – HP Practice

    Phil will present:

    Enabling Next Generation Quality Assurance

    Join us this week to discuss how to enable Next Generation Quality Assurance in an SAP (or Non-SAP) world! During this session we will demonstrate how the latest versions of HP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM/QC) & HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT/QTP) coupled with SAP Solution Manager & SAP TAO to provide visibility into the entire lifecycle of business objects.

    The second portion of this week’s discussion will be centered around QA process optimization. Learn how implementing Next Generation QA Processes can stabilize test automation and allow for increased quality adoption. We will also demonstrate live analysis of DEV/QA/Ops activities and KPIs that replace lengthy manual reporting processes.

    About the Speaker:

    Phil has been the QA Architect of over 4,000 QA Projects. He is certified by HP on almost every one of their software products. He designed and implemented the world’s largest SAP QA Solution. That SAP QA Solution was used by 40,000 QA Testers, included 175,000 automated test cases, and captured 227,000 Pre-production Defects over a 4 Year span.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to
    dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com
    to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Networking and Introductions
    5:00 pm – 5:45 pm – Enabling Next Generation Quality Assurance
    5:45 pm – 6:15 pm – Networking and Refreshments
    6:15 pm – 6:45 pm – Next Generation QA Processes
    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Conclusion and Refreshments

    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:15 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013.

    Momo’s Pasta (Addison, TX)
    5290 Belt Line Rd, Suite 132 Addison, Texas 75254

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1dZq4E0

    Momo’s Pasta is located in the open-air strip mall on the southeast side of Beltline Rd. at Montfort Dr. (near Chow Thai Restaurant)

    This month we will have our Annual DFWQAA Members Meeting

    Annual Members Meeting Discussion Topics

    • Welcome by the Vice-President of DFWQAA
    • Brief statement and recap of 2013 by the President
    • Brief review of finances by the Finance Committee Chairwoman
    • Discussion of possible activities for 2014
    • Nominations for new members of the DFWQAA Board of Directors
    • Open discussion of topics from the members
    • Dinner
    • Adjourn

    While this may seem like a lengthy agenda, we do not expect any topic to last more than about 5 minutes. We will be having dinner during and after the meeting.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:15 pm – 6:45 pm – Networking and Introductions
    6:45 pm – 8:00 pm – Annual DFWQAA Business/Dinner Meeting
    8:00 pm – Adjourn

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013.
    The meeting starts at 6:15 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation
    4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor
    Dallas, Texas 75244

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s presentation will be a Round Table Discussion by DFW Area QA Personnel

    Round Table Discussion Topics

    Waterfall vs Agile – which methodology works in what environments?

    What skill set should the new QA / QE professional have?

    White box / Black box / Grey box / ad hoc (to name a few), which area of testing should be the norm or should you use a combination of them all?

    Agile vs Waterfall –
    When does it make sense to stay with Waterfall?

    Describe a project where you decided not to implement Agile

    Agile Lessons Learned –

    How far have you gone implementing Agile?

    Additional Topics from the Audience (time permitting)

     

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to
    dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com
    to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Round Table Discussion of QA Topics

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We will be meeting at our regularly scheduled time of 6:15 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013. The meeting starts at 6:15 pm with food and networking.

    BravoTECH Corporation 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000, 10th Floor Dallas, Texas 75244 MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/1a5Tj4t

    BravoTECH is located on the Northwest corner of LBJ (I-635) and the Dallas North Tollway. The BravoTECH building is 10 stories tall with black windows.

    There are “Imprimis” and “CBeyond” signs on the top of the building

    This month’s guest speaker is Wendy Matthews, Solutions Architect, HP Software

    Wendy will present:

    What’s New in LoadRunner 11.5?

    The new 11.5 version of LoadRunner is now available. Wendy’s demo and discussion will focus on the new features of LoadRunner followed by a Question and Answer session for our members and guests. The format will be interactive so Wendy will be answering your questions during and after the presentation.

    About the Speaker:

    Wendy Matthews has worked in the software industry since 1991 focused on automated and manual application testing solutions. She joined HP Solutions following six years of extensive Quality Assurance experience at Acitvant? Solutions and Cistera Networks using a combination of manual and Mercury automated testing solutions. Prior to those testing engagements, she employed her testing expertise at Compuware and Mitsubishi for four years.

    During her years using the Mercury testing solutions, she joined Mercury as a Solution Architect for four years using her testing expertise and testing best practices to provide testing solutions to best meet the needs of customers. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –
    6:15 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking and Introductions
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Demo of the New LoadRunner 11.5

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    This meeting was Canceled due to Weather!

    Come Join us 6:00 pm, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 for the DFWQAA monthly meeting!

    Our sponsor for the meeting room will be Odyssey IS, a leader in staffing in the DFW Area.
    Coverity will sponsor our speaker and refreshments

    Here is the address:

    Odyssey Information Systems

    5801 Tennyson Parkway

    Plano, TX 75024 (1st Floor – Suite is located down the hall: east side and north of elevator banks)

    Mapquest link: http://mapq.st/p7sOgH

    (If you arrive late, call 214-506-0551 to get into the building)

    Guest Speaker: Andreas Kuehlmann, Sr. VP of R&D at Coverity will be presenting:

    Introduction to Coverity Test Advisor

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Coverity Test Advisor improves the efficiency of test development for automated unit, regression, and integration testing, by focusing time and resources on the most critical parts of the code. With Test Advisor you can define what code needs to be tested based on your own high-risk criteria. Test Advisor utilizes a variety of metrics, including the results of analyzing code behavior and the impact of code changes. Insufficient testing is translated into actionable work items for developers or test engineers to focus their test development effort. Test Advisor also provides detailed visibility for management into the progress being made to improve automated testing. In this presentation we demonstrate how Test Advisor improves the overall efficiency of your test development.

    About the Speaker:

    Prior to joining Coverity, Andreas served as Fellow and Director of Cadence Research Laboratories where he led the company’s advanced research and development including systems and software verification technologies. In addition, he has an appointment as adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and currently serves as President of the IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA). Prior to Cadence, Kuehlmann was part of the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. His work on functional equivalence verification was key to the development of IBM’s high-end processors and was later broadly adapted by the industry. Kuehlmann received the Dipl-Ing. degree and the Dr.-Ing. habil degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology at Ilmenau, Germany and is an IEEE Fellow.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    AGENDA:

    6:00 – 6:45 pm – Food, drink, and networking

    6:45 – 7:45 pm – Presentation by Andreas Kuehlmann, Sr. VP of R&D at Coverity

    7:45 – 8:00 pm – Adjourn
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    Come Join us 6:15 pm, Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 for the DFWQAA monthly meeting!

    Our sponsor for the meeting room and location will be Technisource; a leader in staffing in the DFW Area Here is the address:

    Randstad Technologies (formerly Technisource)

    3011 Internet Boulevard 3rd Floor

    Frisco, TX 75034

    972/980-6200

    Mapquest link: http://mapq.st/jKDwF0

    (if you arrive late, call 214-506-0551 to get into the building)

    Guest Speaker: Barry Rogers, Certified Scrum Master, consultant, and human dynamics coach

    will be presenting:

    Agile is a Culture: A Focus on Individuals and Interactions”

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Many organizations dive into the process mechanics of Agile project execution losing sight of the point of Agile in the first place. This presentation begins with an overview of why Agile is more about culture than it is about process. We will then discuss a variety of topics related to team dynamics at the individual, team and enterprise levels. Individual level topics discuss communication and accepting others. Team level topics include conflict, self-organizing teams, face-to-face communication and the wisdom of crowds. Enterprise level topics include adoption across the enterprise and change.

    About the Barry Rogers:

    As an accomplished Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Professional, Barry has coached many companies on the adoption of Agile and Scrum and frequently teaches Agile/Scrum classes. In 2011, Barry co-authored a book entitled Individuals and Interactions – an Agile Guide (Addison Wesley) focusing on the first value of the Agile Manifesto. Barry has been in the consulting industry since 1998 and supports clients in a variety of roles including Scrum Master, agile adoption coach, and human dynamics coach.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    AGENDA:

    6:15 – 7:00 pm – Food, drink, and networking

    7:00 – 8:00 pm – Presentation by Barry Rogers, Certified Scrum Master & Scrum Professional

    8:00 pm – Adjourn

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    DFWQAA is holding our March meeting in a centralized location to both Dallas and Fort Worth. We hope that you will be able to join us at the SuperMedia on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm with networking and food.

    Date:  Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    Location:  The SuperMedia Offices 2200 W. Airfield Dr. DFW Airport,Texas 75261

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/Jg6EYr

    FYI: All vehicles entering the campus will pass a security booth at the entrance. If the booth is manned, tell the guard you are going to the SuperMedia Headquarters Office to attend the DFWQAA Meeting. Turn left just past the guard station and proceed to the parking circle with three flag poles. We will meet in the conference room to the left of the front door to the building.

    Speaker:  Paul Grizzaffi, Manager for Online Technology at Game

    StopTopic:  “I’m Hunting Sasquatch – The Value of Periodic Automation!”

    Descripton:

    In the mainstream world, Sasquatch (also known as Bigfoot) is an ape-like creature infrequently seen in the Pacific Northwest. In the software realm, we have our own version of Sasquatch: that irritating “intermittent issue” that is difficult to find and that is often blamed on anything other than a product defect. Let’s explore how “periodic automation” can help hunt down these elusive targets and some considerations of which we need to be mindful when implementing this concept.

    About the Speaker:

    Paul Grizzaffi is the QA Automation Architect and Manager for Online Technology at GameStop.  His career has focused on the creation and deployment of automated test frameworks, tools, and platforms. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance.  Paul has created automation platforms and tool frameworks based on proprietary, open source, and vendor supplied tool chains in diverse product environments (telecom, stock trading, and online/digital retail). He looks forward to expanding his automation and QA knowledge for other product environments.

     

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:30 pm – Networking and food 7:00 pm –I’m Hunting Sasquatch – The Value of periodic Automation” – Paul Grizzaffi, GameStop 8:00 pm – Adjourn

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

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    On February 19th, 2013, the DFWQAA and DFWMUG User Groups will hold their annual February meeting at Systemware Professional Services.

    The meeting starts at 6:30 pm with networking and food but we ask that everyone arrive around 6:15 pm to accommodate the larger attendance from the combined both User Groups.

    Date:  Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Location: 

    Systemware Professional Services

    15301 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100 (11th Floor) 

    Addison, TX 75001

    (The Colonnade – SW Corner of Arapaho & the Tollway. There is parking in the front of the building)

    MapQuest linkhttp://mapq.st/yC7sP3

    If you arrive late and Building Security has locked the doors, call 214-506-0551 and we will send a rescue party to find you.

    There is parking in the front of the building)

    Systemware will sponsor our location, food, and drinks – Orasi will sponsor our Speaker.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    Topic:  API Testing in HP Unified Functional Testing 11.5”

    Descripton:  Are you being asked to test Web Services or other “headless” technologies? This presentation explores how to use HP UFT’s API-level testing features (previously called Service Test) to extend your automated functional testing into the GUI-less world.

    Speaker:  Jean Suplick, Solutions Architect at Orasi

    About the Speaker: Jean Suplick has been working with the HP Application Lifecycle Management suite of products ever since 2000 when she joined Mercury Interactive. In her various roles at Mercury/HP she architected solutions as a Sales Engineer, delivered on-site services as a traveling consultant, and developed and delivered product training for HP employees and partners around the world. In May 2012, Jean joined Orasi Software, a long time Mercury/HP partner, where she now works as a Solutions Architect.

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:15 pm – Doors open 

    6:30 pm – Networking and food

    7:00 pm – Jean Suplick, Solutions Architect at Orasi

    8:00 pm – Adjourn

     

    January 15, 2013.  No meeting was held due to the late cancellation of a scheduled speaker.  No replacement speaker could be found to present in the short time.

     

    December 11, 2012.  In December, we hold a Webinar, but do not meet in a physical location. January – November our association meets on the third Tuesday of every month. We feature speakers of interest to quality professionals.

    Meetings and the webinar are free to our members. Potential members are welcome to attend a meeting before joining. January – November we meet at 6:30 pm and adjourn at 8:00 pm.

    Webinar Meeting information

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    Topic:    DFWQAA/Coverity briefing

    Date:     Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    Time:     1:00 pm, Central Standard Time (Chicago, GMT-06:00)

    Meeting Number:           926 794 879

    Meeting Password:         dfwqaa12

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    To start or join the online meeting

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    To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)

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    1. Go to https://coverity2.webex.com/coverity2/j.php?ED=210587822&UID=1476987602&PW=NNzFjMGU4MjE1&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D

    2. If requested, enter your name and email address.

    3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: dfwqaa12

    4. Click “Join”. To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

    https://coverity2.webex.com/coverity2/j.php?ED=210587822&UID=1476987602&PW=NNzFjMGU4MjE1&ORT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D ——————————————————-

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    To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.

    Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239

    Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300 Global call-in numbers: https://coverity2.webex.com/coverity2/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=210587822&tollFree=1 Toll-free dialing restrictions: http://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf Access code:926 794 879 ——————————————————-

    For assistance

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    1. Go to https://coverity2.webex.com/coverity2/mc

    2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”. You can contact me at: mgeng@coverity.com 1-4049103125

    DFWQAA is holding a joint meeting with the DFWMUG in November. We will be meeting at the regularly scheduled DFWMUG meeting time. We hope that you will be able to join us on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. The meeting starts at 4:45 pm with User Group announcements. (Room is available at 4:30 PM)

    Location:  ARGO Data Resource Corporation

    1500 N. Greenville Ave., 1st Floor

    Richardson, Texas 75081

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/Sb6XIg

    You may park on either side of the building. The Conference Center is just south of the bank of elevators.

    Speaker is Wendy Matthews, Solutions Architect, HP Software

    Wendy will present:

    Topic:  “What’s New in Sprinter 11.5?

    Description: 

    The new 11.5 version of Sprinter for ALM/QC is now available as a patch to version 11.0. The new Sprinter 11.5 may actually start to ship in GA (General Availability) by the time of our meeting. Wendy’s presentation will focus on the new features of Sprinter 11.5 followed by a review of ALM Lab and Continuous Delivery Automation (CDA). The format will be interactive so Wendy will be answering your questions throughout the presentation.

    About the Speaker:

    Wendy Matthews has worked in the software industry since 1991 focused on automated and manual application testing solutions. She joined HP Solutions following six years of extensive Quality Assurance experience at Acitvant? Solutions and Cistera Networks using a combination of manual and Mercury automated testing solutions.  Prior to those testing engagements, she employed her testing expertise at Compuware and Mitsubishi for four years.

    During her years using the Mercury testing solutions, she joined Mercury as a Solution Architect for four years using her testing expertise and testing best practices to provide testing solutions to best meet the needs of customers. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas.

    Meeting Agenda –

    4:30 pm – Room is available

    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Networking and Introductions

    5:00 pm – 5:45 pm – What’s New in Sprinter 11.5

    5:45 pm – 6:15 pm – Networking and Refreshments

    6:15 pm _ 6:45 p – Review of ALM Lab and Continuous Delivery Automation

    6:45 pm – 7:00 pm – Conclusion and Refreshments

     

    DFWQAA Chapter Meeting, Tuesday, October 16, 2012,   6:30 – 8:30 PM

    DFWQAA is holding our October meeting in North Dallas at the TEO, Inc Offices. We hope that you will be able to join us there on Tuesday, October September 16th, 2012. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm with networking and food.

    Location:    TEO, Inc.
    6500 International Parkway, Suite 1100
    Plano, Texas 75093

    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/VVRotC

    FYI: DFWQAA welcomes TEO, Inc. as our newest sponsor. Join us to meet them at their offices and find out more about TEO, Inc. and their services.

    Speaker: Dr. Phil Coffman, Regional Sales Manager, SPEC Equipment

    Topic:  ”Six Sigma and Semiconductors:  Heart of the Electronics Revolution”

    The proliferation of electronic devices has changed society worldwide.  The invention of first the transistor by Bell Labs followed by the integrated circuit by Texas Instruments has fueled the growth of the information age.  However, integrated circuit manufacturing processes are considered the most precise and complex amongst all industries. In order to produce a reliable product (think defense or automotive electronics) and to achieve low, consistent pricing, robust products must be designed upon robust manufacturing processes.  This is accomplished by Six Sigma methodology. Dr. Coffman will give a brief overview of Six Sigma and then examples of how Six Sigma methodology is utilized both in product development and manufacturing of microelectronic devices.

    About the Speaker: Phil has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Solid State Chemistry.  He was recruited by HP and became certified in statistical process control (SPC) and statistically-designed experiments (DOE) while also being involved in the ISO certification efforts for the division.  After brief stints at the University of Portland and Integrated Device Technology, Phil was recruited by Texas Instruments, and later, he joined DRS Technologies to work on advanced product development and manufacturing of night vision devices.  At DRS, he earned his Six Sigma certification from Arizona State University.  Currently, Phil is a Regional Sales Manager for SPEC Equipment, a semiconductor equipment company.

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

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    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    Meeting Agenda –

    6:30 pm – Networking and food
    7:00 pm –  ”Six Sigma and Semiconductors: Heart of the Electronics Revolution” – Dr. Phil Coffman
    8:00 pm – Adjourn

    If you plan to join us, please reply “attend” to dfwqaa.membership@gmail.com to allow us to have a headcount for the food.

    DFWQAA is holding our July meeting in a centralized location to both Dallas and Fort Worth. We hope that you will be able to join us at the SuperMedia on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm with networking and food.

    DFWQAA Chapter Meeting, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

    Location: The SuperMedia Offices
    2200 W. Airfield Dr.
    DFW Airport, Texas 75261
    MapQuest Link: http://mapq.st/Jg6EYr

    Directions: All vehicles entering the campus will pass a security booth at the entrance. If the booth is manned, tell the guard you are going to the SuperMedia Headquarters Office to attend the DFWQAA Meeting. Turn left just past the guard station and proceed to the parking circle with three flag poles. We will meet in the conference room to the left of the front door to the building.

    This month’s guest speakers are Greg Spindler, CEO of BIZEXC and Randy Hayes, Principal of CapCal

    Greg & Randy will present:

    Topic: “Testi