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Software Process Improvement Networks (SPINS)

  1. 1. - Delegation Package
  2. 2. Software Testing Software testing is the process of testing the functionality and correctness of software by running it. Software testing is usually performed for one of two reasons: (1) defect detection, and (2) reliability estimation. The key to software testing is trying to find the myriad of failure modes --- something that requires exhaustively testing the code on all possible inputs. Advantage India Business Week says that the Indian software story has gone beyond TCS, Wipro and Infosys. In engineering research, General Electric's research engineers in Bangalore, for instance, have already filed for 95 patents in the four years since the research facility was set up, while the older Texas Instruments' Bangalore office has filed for 225 patents. About the Software Testing Conference To create a platform of like-minded professionals and bringing the best of the software industry of the Asia-Pacific together, QAI has been organizing the Annual International Software Testing Conference in India along with the support of various industry bodies like Computer Society of India (CSI), Software Process Improvement Networks (SPINs), NASSCOM and various other bodies. The Conference has been a highly popular offering. It brings together practitioners and thought leaders from the software industry, academia and government for sharing their best practices, experiences, ideas and learning. Organizing the conference in Pune leads to access to various top league companies based out of Pune like Infosys, WIPRO, Neilsoft and many others. Highlights • Organized every year by QAI India and supported by various bodies like SPINs, Nasscom, CSI etc • Opportunity for subject area experts to share in-depth expertise with others • Promoting Software Process Improvement through innovative and modern software testing processes and tools. • “Testing Leadership Awards” • Plenary Sessions by renowned speakers • Tutorials & Paper Presentations • Expert Panels • Vendor Presentations, exhibitions, book launches…. • Networking opportunities with industry experts, colleagues, and solutions providers • Specific ways to improve your testing process and results
  3. 3. Special package for Your Organisation Access to international best practices: The delegates will share the best practices presented by the leading and high maturity organizations of the world like WIPRO Technologies, Infosys, IBM, and others. These professionals will share their best practices through various tutorials, papers and other sessions at the conference. One-on-One interaction with the international experts: Experts like Lee Copeland, Rick Craig form SQE will be addressing the conference. The delegates will have a one-on-one interaction with these software-testing experts on the latest techniques and process in the field of software testing. Access to world-class talent: The conference provides a unique opportunity to interact with a very highly qualified delegate profile. The professionals attending the conference are from various fora of the IT community representing the high maturity companies. One-on-One meeting: QAI intends to organize exclusive meetings with the high maturity companies, testing facilities of India to facilitate knowledge sharing. Marketing opportunity: Profile of the companies visiting the conference will be distributed at the venue to facilitate alliances, network and tie-ups. Presentation Opportunity: Opportunity to participate and present in the special country track at the conference to share the various best practices, initiatives in the field of software process improvement
  4. 4. About Site visits Kanbay India Kanbay is a premier global systems integrator providing high-quality, high-value solutions to the insurance, banking, lending, credit card, and securities industries. With corporate offices in Rosemont, Illinois, Kanbay has over 1,500 associates in 12 locations throughout the US, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and India. Kanbay works across platforms from legacy mainframe to leading edge Web servers, with a diverse base of over 1500 business technology experts. Visit for details. Persistent Systems Persistent Systems is the software development, services and support partner of choice for some of the world’s leading Software Companies and Global Corporations. Since 1990, Persistent has consistently delivered critical software solutions to these clients and developed and deployed products around the world. Leveraging its considerable skills and experience, Persistent has developed customizable, quick-to-install, end-to-end business integration suites for enterprises. Seamlessly integrating with existing enterprise applications, these suites have been installed in companies in North America, Europe and Asia. Persistent has served blue chip customers like Microsoft, Agilent Technologies, Hewlett Packard, i2 Technologies, Informix, Critical Path, Exemplary, Engage, Oblix and E.piphany from its world-class, 450-person offshore development center at Pune (India). Its areas of excellence include Security, Identity Management and Provisioning, Web Service development platform for enterprise integration and business process optimization, Data Center infrastructure products for the telecom industry, Internet servers, Testing, Bioinformatics and Application migration services for Itanium2 platforms. Visit for details. Disha Technologies Disha Technologies was founded in 1997 with the mission to help customers build high quality software and hardware solutions by providing world-class engineering and consulting for testing and quality assurance. With experience at some of the largest software companies building the most complex products in the world, we have the depth of experience to provide expert advice and services in software test and quality engineering (STQE). Our proven and time-tested processes and experienced teams have helped improve quality in a variety of product areas including system/platform software, n-tier applications software, web services, and software for hardware devices and peripherals. Visit for details. And many more…
  5. 5. Annexure I About Organizers and Supporters QAI India QAI INDIA LIMITED (QAI) was set up in end 1993. QAI's charter is to facilitate enhanced competitiveness amongst software and knowledge intensive organizations through multi- faceted interventions. By focusing on the triad of People, Process and Technology, QAI helps achieve break-through performance in organizations. QAI enables competitive advantage by providing consulting, training, assessments, benchmarking, certification, conferences, e- learning and a corporate membership program. QAI works with organizations to help them achieve their business goals. QAI aims to facilitate the operational excellence of the organization. Computer Society of India (CSI) Computer Society of India is the largest association of IT professionals in India. Started in the year 1965 with less than 50 like-minded professionals as a computer user group. It has grown to a size of 18000 members in a span of about three decades. The purposes of the society are scientific and educational directed towards the advancement of the theory and practice of computer science, computer engineering and technology, systems science and engineering, information processing and related arts and sciences. Software Process Improvement Networks (SPINS) A Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) is an organization of software professionals in a given geographical area who are interested in software process improvement. Each regional SPIN is slightly different, based on the vision of the founders and the needs of the community. Many organizations are operating on volunteered time and resources. Other organizations have an umbrella organization or a corporate sponsor that provides support. A number of SPINs charge membership or event fees. Most SPINs have members from industry, government, academia, professional organizations, and consultants.
  6. 6. Annexure II Target Profile The conference is expected to attract more than 300 delegates across India through various tutorials and the main conference. Companies with software testing products and services will certainly benefit from direct sales interaction with this highly targeted and motivated audience — the majority of whom spend at least 60% of their work effort managing or implementing software testing. Profile of the delegates is as below: CEO’s, CIO’s, and CTO’s etc: 30% Managers: 30% Engineers: 10% Consultants: 2% Others: 28% Profile of companies is as below: Testing/Development/R&D Centers: 40% Tools and Product Companies: 20% Service Provider: 20% Telecom/Outsourcing companies: 15% Others (Students, academic): 5% Profile of the industry is as below: Software and Product development: 60% Telecom: 10% IT Enables Services: 10% Manufacturing: 5% Finance: 5% Others: 10% The domain areas that will be targeted: Software Testing: 40% Testing Tools and Methods: 15% Testing Processes and Techniques: 30% Others: 15% Supplier/Customer/User Models and frameworks
  7. 7. Annexure III Profile of Attendees Software Testing is an important part of the software development life cycle. Almost everyone who is involved in the software process improvement process knows how important testing it to the complete life cycle. Quality Heads: The individual heads all the process improvement initiatives covering project management, Quality Function or SEPG or QA. This is the Conference where they get all the inputs about what is happening in their domain worldwide. Chief Technology Officers /VP Technology: The individual forms the technical management group and manage the technology roadmap. He is an integral part of the management and has the management buy-in. All the new methods, standards tools and techniques, have the buy-in of the VP Technology. It is important for him to understand and be a part of this event to gain maximum insights into the latest. Testing Center Heads/Practitioners: The individuals who run large as well as medium testing centers both for in-house projects as well as large outsourced testing centers. They attend this conference to know the latest in the testing domain in terms of process, tools and practice. Chief Information Officers: The individual is responsible to develop a vision for the role of information and technology. CIO roles and responsibilities can include: general legislative advocacy; IT project-management oversight; authority to enter into outsourcing arrangements; and responsibility for enforcement of privacy and security guidelines. CIOs are being given more authority for managing IT contracts; IT procurement; web site/portal development; providing reimbursable IT services (e.g., outsourced testing, data storage, communications bandwidth, network management, IT project management etc.). This Conference is the platform for them to showcase and share their best practices with others. Technical Architects: This individual is the designer of the companies IT system. He is a very important factor in deciding the tools, software and other backend tools needed for his/her IT systems. While he/she focuses on project based solutions, he or she also has responsibilities associated with the collection and leverage of intellectual property across clients, projects and regions. This position requires exceptionally strong technical skills as well as strong leadership skills within the realm of design and implementation. This Conference gives him or her all the possible methods, solutions and ideas that his peers are adopting worldwide. Project Managers: The PM has to manage the testing, requirement, risk, and all other aspect of the project. The Conference discusses all aspects in the software life cycle through its various tutorials and papers presented at the event. System Analysts: The individual drives the standards and templates for requirements elicitation and use-case design and modeling. Additionally this role leads the charge of outlining the system's functionality and managing the system scope. This includes all aspects of behavioral management as well. The Conference is the platform for the person to know what his peers are doing for the same.
  8. 8. Annexure IV Profile of Speakers The speakers in the conference are various Testing experts. Gurus of the Software Engineering and Management Domain: Names like Dr.Richard Zultner, G.Bazanna, Onion, Martin Pol, Polteq, Dr.F.Belli, Paderborn University, Lee Copeland, SQE, Rick Craig, SQE and many others have grace the conference on various occasions. Centre Heads/CEO’s/CTO’s: Srini Koppolu, Microsoft, Dr.Prakash Mutalik, RelQ, Dr.Nandkishore Bannerjee, Segue, and many others Testing Experts: Bruce Schoor, Schoor Consulting, Martin Pol, Polteq, Dr.Timothy Karson, Korson McGregor, Felix Redmill, Redmill Consulting, Rex Black, Rex Black COnsulting and others. Government Representatives and other organizations: Dr.Janaki Raman, IIT-Chennai, Srinivas Desikan, Novell, Freddy Le Marquand, Rational Software and others. Others: There are speakers form the users of the software testing products and tools and practices who will share their experiences with the others. Representatives from companies like Infosys, IBM, NEST, WIPRO technologies, NSTL and others will be presenting and sharing their knowledge with the others at the Conference.