Empirix’s Dan Koloski to Present Two Technical Software Testing and Performance Classes at Spring STPCon


Bedford, MA (PRWEB) April 9, 2008

Empirix® announced today that Dan Koloski, CTO and Director of Strategy for Empirix’s Web Business Unit will present two technical software testing and performance management classes titled “Managing Up: Communicating the Value of Testing Throughout the Organization” and “Accelerate Testing With Collaborative Performance Testing” at STPCon Spring 2008 to be held April 15-17, 2008 in San Mateo, California at the San Mateo Marriott. Additional details on what each session will cover are included below. To register, click here.

Session title: Managing Up: Communicating the Value of Testing Throughout the Organization

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Time: 8:45 am – 9:45 am PST

Speaker: Dan Koloski

Test managers constantly lament that few people outside their group understand or care much about the value they provide and consistently deliver. Unfortunately, they are often correct. The lack of visibility and understanding of the test team’s contribution can lead to restricted budgets, fewer resources, tighter timelines and ultimately, lower group productivity. Join Dan Koloski as he highlights techniques you can use to move from simply being a tester of software to an advocate for your organization’s customers. Learn how to effectively and concisely communicate with key stakeholders in your organization to ensure that they understand the value and role of the testing group. With effective and concise communication, the testing group will be perceived as more strategically important and integral to the success of every project. Specific points to be discussed include:

    Strategies for communicating complex data
    Ensuring your communications give you the visibility you need
    How to create testing evangelists within your organization

Session title: Accelerate Testing With Collaborative Performance Testing

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PST

Speaker: Dan Koloski

Testing and tuning the performance of enterprise Web applications is a complex task, undertaken by a team of individuals that may include performance engineers, QA testers, architects, developers, database administrators and related project team members. Fostering communication among these individuals can be challenging and can often lead to testing delays. The process is especially difficult when testers and developers are distributed around the building, around the country or even around the globe.This session will provide a new methodology for collaborative load testing — an antidote to the iterative, multi-week process based on e-mail and conference calls that most organizations are forced to use today. You’ll learn:

    The drawbacks of traditional approaches to performance testing
    How to incorporate a team-based methodology for performance testing
    A new solution for collaborative load testing in a Web-based environment
    How outsourcing can impact QA efforts, and what you can do to mitigate that impact

About Dan Koloski, CTO and Director of Strategy for Empirix’s Web Business Unit

Dan Koloski, a 10-year veteran of the software industry, has extensive experience designing, building, deploying and testing Web and voice applications. In his current role, Dan is responsible for defining and articulating the business, partner and marketing strategy for Empirix’s Web Business Unit. Previously, Dan managed Strategic Alliances for Empirix, where he helped grow the business from zero to over M annually through innovative partnerships including the first integrated solution for ensuring the success of complex, multi-channel CRM implementations. Dan originally headed Empirix’s Web Application Testing group, which under his leadership experienced double-digit revenue growth each quarter. Prior to joining Empirix, Dan served as an Allaire-certified ColdFusion instructor and technologist in the areas of multimedia, content syndication and CRM. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to industry publications. Dan is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Empirix

Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry’s deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets – from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit www.empirix.com.

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