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CQAA July 2015 Speaker Program: When is a Project Ready for Software Automation?

  • 21 Jul 2015
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • NueVista Group Marriott Oak Brook Marquis Room 1401 W. 22nd Street Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


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When is a Project Ready for Software Automation?
Mike Christesen, NueVista Group

About the Topic

The decision and timing to invest in automation is important to your company. Budgets have been reduced and the case for automation must be continually justified. Please join Michael Christesen and Pete Daher in their discussion on “When is a project ready for Software Automation"? At this discussion, we will cover which tests should be automated, at what time in the project life cycle, and by whom. Additionally, we will briefly discuss Test Data and Tool Selection. Finally, we will cover the financial considerations when investing in Automation taking into account what is gained with automation and what is lost. This discussion will help you better understand the value proposition and justify automation financially, additionally when – and what– you should automate.

Key Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the benefits of test automation
  • Review the financial justification for automated tools
  • Help you determine when and what should be automated
About the Speakers

Mike Christesen
Pete Daher

Mike Christesen is a Quality Assurance Consultant with more than 19 years of experience. His current role is the Director of the Quality Assurance Practice for NueVista Group. Mike has worked for the Chicago Board of Trade, CVS Caremark, the Nielsen Company (and others) and is best known for implementing QA Process Improvements and training new QA Teams. While at the Nielsen Company, he introduced Automation and Performance Testing at zero cost. Mike received his M.A. in Project Management from Keller (DeVry) University and a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa. When he’s not consulting, you can find him renovating his home or playing tag with his twin boys.

Pete Daher is a Solution Architect at Worksoft. He has been in technology sales and consulting in Chicago for over 18 years with a varied background in Telecommunications and Networking, Disaster Recovery, Data Replication, Virtualization, and Testing. He has successfully worked with many large Chicago companies over the years and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Host and Location

NueVista Group
Marriott Oak Brook
Marquis Room
1401 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523


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


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