ASEE Meetings & Conferences

Upcoming meetings – All Meetings provide Continuing Education for PMI, ASQ, and Scrum Alliance

Sept 5, 2017, Registration 6:30 p.m., Meeting 6:45 p.m., Cypress Waters 7-11 Support Center, 3200 Hackberry Road, Irving, TX  75063 (please note new location)

Modern Testing Meets Reality“, Presented by Danny R. Fraught, software alchemist, American Airlines

“Modern Testing Meets Reality”

The concept of “modern testing” is spreading, challenging organizations to radically redefine their QA roles. But the successful implementations of these ideals is not spreading nearly as quickly. Danny will briefly summarize the most common modern testing concepts, and then describe some of his experiences in helping organizations take practical steps in the often long and messy journey toward these ideals.

Danny R. Faught is a software alchemist, helping organizations improve their software quality and development productivity for 20+ years. He currently works on the mobile app team at American Airlines. He tweets at https://twitter.com/swalchemist.


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May 2, 2017, Registration 6:20 p.m., Meeting 6:45 p.m., TI campus – Raytheon North Building, (Gate 1)

Current State of Software Engineering“, Presented by Mary Sakry, The Process Group

Since the beginning of Software Engineering, our primary focus has been on creating and delivering products to users, so that we can create more products for even more users! Meanwhile several of us, have spent decades coaching and aiding organizations to improve appropriate ways of running and implementing their products.

Mary will examine the progress and discuss the current state of Software Engineering. Come prepared to examine the current state and think about where we are headed.  More than 20 years ago I was spending time in India and other places around the world; while now most of my time is spent in China. What should you be excited about, concerned about, and which actions should we take to move the industry forward?

Mary Sakry is a software process improvement engineer.  Her Background, includes engineering, process management (services and development), project management and software development.  For decades, she has been helping organizations improve their software engineering. Since 2009 she has been focusing on Chinese development organizations that are working at CMMI high maturity levels.  Mostly, she inspires developers and managers to fix problems resulting in better functioning and happier organizations. She is the co-workshop chair for the ASSE workshops. She and Neil Potter, Co-authored “Making Process Improvement Work – A Concise Action Guide for Software Managers and Practitioners,” Addison-Wesley, 2002.

 

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April 4, 2017, Registration 6:20 p.m., Meeting 6:45 p.m., TI campus – Raytheon North Building (Gate 1)

Effective Performance Testing“, Presented by Ron Franklin Senior Process Engineer, Commercial Metals for Applicaiton Performance Management and Performance Engineering.

“Effective Performance Testing”

An important aspect of performance testing is providing actionable information related to a proposed solution. Too often we hear, “just add users until it breaks”.  Using a case-study approach, we will walk through the steps to correctly model and execute our performance tests. Along the way, we will learn how to determine the true objective of a test, reveal hidden requirements, address resource constraints, and create a model which represents the expected usage of the solution.

Ron Franklin is a thirty year veteran with a proven track record of successfully architecting application performance management and performance test solutions for Fortune 500 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 on the Board of Directors of DFW-Quality Assurance Association (DFW-QAA).

January 3, 2017, Registration 6:30 p.m., Meeting 6:45 p.m., TI campus – Raytheon North Building (Gate 1)

Topic:  ” The Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications”- Presented By: Ed Hightower, Ingenu Consultant

The many technologies that enable IoT/M2M are driving the next industrial revolution.  We’ll be able to monitor and control… and analyze objects and conditions that were never technically or economically possible before.

Connectivity technologies like cellular, satellite, wireline, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mesh, etc. will be joined by powerful Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies that will enable low cost, long range, deep-building penetration and long-battery-life connectivity that will make possible applications that were never practical before. 

This presentation will give a brief history of IoT/M2M, then explain what LPWANs are and why they will be so important in enabling IoT/M2M, and finally who the most likely long-term players will be in LPWAN arena.

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2017 27th Annual DFW-ASEE Software Engineering Conference – Conference Presentations

Responsible Automation“,  by Paul Grizzaffi

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“Project Survivability:  Antifragile”, by Ryan Meinzer

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“Old Dog, New Tricks“, by Doug Johnson

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“DevQA Security Perf Ops”, by Tim Lyon