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QAI/QAAM Conference  

Baltimore, Maryland

Oct 24    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Oct 25    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Oct 26    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The “Techniques and Tools for Solving IT Challenges” QAI/QAAM conference is in Baltimore, MD on October 24-26, 2006.  Finally’ a conference with industry experts providing educational sessions designed to provide “how-to” methodologies to make your organization more successful at a cost effective low price!  Some of the topics to be addressed include reducing software test time; writing good requirements; project management; quality assurance; implementing metrics programs; CMMI, software estimation best practices; applying the agile methodology; test processes and automation; process improvement techniques; risk management; ISO 9001; performance based contracting; six sigma; using ITIL to improve your IT services; and addressing software development challenges.

Joe Jarzombek, the Director of Software Assurance from the Dept. of Homeland Security will give a keynote talk about a national strategy to secure cyberspace since vulnerabilities jeopardize intellectual property, business infrastructure, operations and services and may undermine consumer trust by outsourcing IT requirements and software development offshore.  Tom Ticknor, Chief Operating Officer of the Quality Assurance Institute will give a keynote presentation about the ramifications of performance based contracting for the information technology industry.   Another value added feature of this conference will be “Ask the Expert” where you can submit questions and receive free consulting advice from industry experts to help solve IT challenges you may have.  For more information on the schedule of events or to register for the conference, call Susan Burgess at 301-646-8101 or click here for conference details.