Cathy Pountney
  Cathy Pountney is a two-time Microsoft Visual FoxPro MVP recepient. She has been developing software for 23 years, thirteen of which were as an independent consultant specializing in FoxPro. In 2001 she had the privilege of spending six months as a contractor onsite in Redmond with the Microsoft Fox Team. Cathy has spoken at many FoxPro conferences and user groups across the U.S., written articles for various magazines, and her book, The Visual FoxPro Report Writer: Pushing it to the Limit and Beyond, is available from Hentzenwerke Publishing. You can contact Cathy at and view her website at
  Project Management
Managing software development projects is a difficult task that often fails for a variety of reasons. Requirements aren't always understood and communicated properly, developers aren't always "team players", schedules are often unrealistic, lack of coding standards hinder consistency, little or no testing is done, and implementations don't go smoothly .. and that's assuming you made it to that far! In this session you'll learn how to ensure a successful software development project.

Attendees will learn how to:
1. Effectively determine what you are building
2. Create an overall plan for building the application
3. Schedule the project … and keep on schedule
4. Successfully build the application
5. Effectively and thoroughly test the application
6. Implement the final product
7. and much, much more!

Skill level: All levels
Suggested prerequisites: None
  Quality Assurance - Testing Your Application
Testing is often the weakest link in an organization's software development process which results in buggy software that tarnishes a company's reputation. In this session you'll learn the importance of implementing a complete testing process and how to do it effectively to ensure a quality product.

Attendees will learn how to:
1. Identify what needs to be tested
2. Build a test plan
3. Build test cases
4. Identify and report bugs
5. Identify common software errors
6. and much, much more!

Skill level: All levels
Suggested prerequisites: None