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Expert in Software Engineering, Testing, and Quality

Expert ID: 734140 Texas, USA

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Expert has run this leading international software outsourcing and training consultancy for over 25 years. His numerous accomplishments include the assessment of many organizations' testing and quality assurance practices, as well as consulting on test processes, including quality risk analysis, test planning, test development, test execution, test automation, test tools, and test results reporting. He has also specified and designed processes, tools, and architecture for test automation. In a large number of instances, Expert has managed test teams for a variety of technologies and industries. Expert has also provided expert witness services on three cases, including one case that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for the side he worked with and another case (still active) that involved $180MM in contested software project fees. In all cases, Expert has provided evaluation of software development, testing, and quality practices against industry best practices.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: BS Subject: Computer Science and Engineering Institution: UCLA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner and Consultant Department:
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Expert has run this leading international software outsourcing and training consultancy for over 25 years. His numerous accomplishments include the assessment of many organizations' testing and quality assurance practices, as well as consulting on test processes, including quality risk analysis, test planning, test development, test execution, test automation, test tools, and test results reporting. He has also specified and designed processes, tools, and architecture for test automation. In a large number of instances, Expert has managed test teams for a variety of technologies and industries. Expert has also provided expert witness services on three cases, including one case that resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement for the side he worked with and another case (still active) that involved $180MM in contested software project fees. In all cases, Expert has provided evaluation of software development, testing, and quality practices against industry best practices.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: IQ Software Title: Software Quality Assurance Manager Department:
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Expert managed testing of a multi-operating system and multi-database business intelligence tool.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1992 Employer: Locus Computing Title: Software Test Manager Department:
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Expert managed testing of a multi-platform operating system for IBM.
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Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: XXCAL Title: Test Project Manager Department:
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Expert lead and managed compatibility testing, functional testing, and test automation.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1987 Employer: UCLA Title: System Administrator Department: Electrical Engineering Deparment
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Expert administered the department's servers, PC's and peripherals.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1986 Employer: UCLA Title: Programmer/Analyst Department: Electrical Engineering Department
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Expert maintained and enhanced large engineering applications.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: Integrated Decision Systems Title: Programmer Department:
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Expert developed, tested and maintained financial systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Past President, International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB).
Past President, American Software Testing Qualification Board (ASTQB), a branch of the ISTQB.
Chair, Long-Term Funding Working Group of the ISTQB, which incorporated the ISTQB as a European non-profit and providing for a long-term funding.
Chair, Expansion Working Group of the ISTQB.
Past Vice President, Israeli Tester Certification Board, an ISTQB branch.
Past Chair, ASTQB’s Technical Advisory Group.
Past Chair, Israeli Tester Certification Board’s Technical Advisory Group.
Past Member, Indian Test Board, an ISTQB branch.
Past Chair, Indian Test Board’s Technical Advisory Group.

Expert maintains active membership in the Association for Computing Machinery, the American Society for Quality, and the International Institute of Business Analysts.
Licenses / Certifications
ISTQB Foundation Certification, Full Advanced Certification, Advanced Security Tester, and Full Expert Test Manager in Software Testing.
ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
Security+ Certification.
Quality Assurance Management Professional (QAMP) Certification.
International Requirements Engineering Board Certification.
IQBBA International Business Analysts Foundation Level Certification.
ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester.
Testing Maturing Model Integrated – Professional Certification.
Professional Appointments
Chair and co-author, (undisclosed) agile extension text (2014)
Publications and Patents Summary
To date, Expert has authored or co-authored 13 books regarding software testing and software testing practices. He has also presented an hour-long, monthly, free webinar for seven years; this webinar series has attracted over 40,000 registrants. He has written over fifty articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about a hundred keynotes and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. He has also authored 5 forewords for software testing texts.

He has presented over 1,000 public and private training sessions and seminars regarding testing and quality for audiences and clients in 29 countries. Clients have included telephone companies, banks, insurance companies, entertainment firms, gaming software, enterprise software, medical devices and medical software, health-care management companies, mass-market software and other high-tech firms, government and military agencies, defense contractors, insurance companies, energy companies, and others who develop, maintain, acquire, and integrate software and systems

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has given and/or developed numerous e-learning and web learning programs in software testing and the related fields. He has also served as a course developer and instructor for over a dozen training courses on testing and test management.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert holds Master's certificates in Software Testing and Information Systems Security from Villanova University.

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