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Jennifer Bonine

tap|QA, Inc.

Jennifer Bonine is a VP of global delivery and solutions for tap|QA, Inc., a global company that specializes in strategic solutions for businesses. Jennifer began her career in consulting, implementing large ERP solutions. She has held executive level positions leading development, quality assurance and testing, organizational development, and process improvement teams for Fortune 500 companies in several domains. In a recent engagement for one of the world’s largest technology companies, Jennifer served as a strategy executive and in corporate marketing for the C-Suite. In her career, she has had several opportunities to build global teams from the ground up and has been fortunate to see how many of the world’s top companies operate from the C-Suite viewpoint.

Speaker Presentations
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
What’s Your Leadership IQ?

Have you ever needed a way to measure your leadership IQ? Or been in a performance review where the majority of time was spent discussing your need to improve as a leader? If you have ever wondered what your core leadership competencies are and how to build on and improve them, Jennifer Bonine shares a toolkit to help you do just that. This toolkit includes a personal assessment of your leadership competencies, explores a set of eight dimensions of successful leaders, provides suggestions on how you can improve competencies that are not in your core set of strengths, and describes techniques for leveraging and building on your strengths. These tools can help you become a more effective and valued leader in your organization. Exercises help you gain an understanding of yourself and strive for balanced leadership through recognition of both your strengths and your “development opportunities.”

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Innovation Thinking: Evolve and Expand Your Capabilities

Innovation is a word frequently tossed around in organizations today. The standard cliché is “Do more with less.” People and teams want to be innovative but often struggle with how to define, prioritize, implement, and track their innovation efforts. Jennifer Bonine shares the Innovation Types model to give you new tools to evolve and expand your innovation capabilities. Find out if your innovation ideas and efforts match your team and company goals. Learn how to classify your innovation and improvement efforts as core (to the business) or context (essential but non-revenue generating). With this data, you can better decide how much of your effort should being spent on core versus context activities. Take away new tools for classifying innovation and mapping your activities and your team’s priorities to their importance and value. With Jennifer’s guidance you’ll evolve and expand your innovation capabilities on the spot.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 11:30am
Shifting Left: The Evolution of Test Automation

As the software development lifecycle shifts toward agile and lean methodologies, quality in every build becomes critical. Continuous integration allows development teams to receive immediate feedback on their code, creating more efficiency and higher quality. After exploring the differences in continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment, Jennifer Bonine and Michael Faulise discuss what is needed for their successful implementation, including the technologies and resources required at each stage of the process. Jennifer and Mike share models that show where your organization is on the continuous integration/continuous delivery path, the required technical skills needed to implement them, and how to decide if this strategy is right for you. They describe the inevitable “shifting left” of testing, and what your projects will need to optimize quality and increase velocity. Jennifer an Mike share a perspective of what has been successful and what has not worked in companies from start-ups to Fortune 100.