A vision without the ability to execute is probably a hallucination
A vision without the ability to execute is probably a hallucination

I found the above quote from Steve Case (Co-founder, AOL) in Business Week, 2001.
Many people have a vision of Quality Assurance and some dream of getting there.  However, as the quote says, without the ability to execute that Quality Assurance vision  it will probably be a hallucination.  The 'devil is in the details'. The origin of that quote does not seem to be quite so obvious.

The best way to avoid this is to ensure we set up the program and plan to get the details organised and get them completed.  The effort to plan these can be reduced by using resources with knowledge of Quality Assurance and the ability to apply it to your organisation.

The alternative is and unrealised dream and frustration.

Contact to talk about how NVP Software can help your organization.
2016 Courses  See the schedule at our Events Calendar

Still time to enroll for EMST - Essential Methods of Software Testing  starting May 10, 2016.  This is an online course running 2 hours each Tuesday for 6 weeks.

Courses to June 2016 (Dates and the remainder of the year will appear in two weeks with the next newsletter)
  • Test Leadership
  • Bootcamp for Software Quality
  • Test Planning
  • Foundations of Test Automation
  • Web Application Security Testing
Don't see the Quality Assurance Course you need?  Give us a call and we will schedule one to suit your needs.

2016 QAI LVC Courses - Online - Instructor Lead 
LVC (Live Virtual Courses) available anywhere you have a connection to the Internet!
Session 3 - starts September 6, 2016
CSTE Exam Preparation Course:  Prepare yourself for the CSTE Exam with this course covering all 10 Skill Sets and providing exam examples. Based on the 2014 STBOK.
CSQA Exam Preparation Course: 1 Prepare yourself for the CSQA Exam with this course covering all 10 Skill Sets and providing exam examples. Based on the CBOK.
CAST Exam Preparation Course: .  Prepare yourself for the CAST Exam with this course covering all 10 Skill Sets and providing exam examples. Based on the 2014 STBOK.
EMST - Essential Methods of Software Testing   Beginner and mid career testers can gain valuable information for better testing.

Visit the Training Schedule or Contact Neil Price-Jones.


How do you NOT forget the last diskette
Many years ago we had a test tool called TRAPS - Test Recording and Playback System.  It actually showed a picture of a tape moving at the bottom of the screen with the commands being executed.  It was possible to insert and delete commands in the tape.

However, the problem lay with installation. The product came on 6 diskettes and had to be installed on each machine separately using the correct diskettes for the operating system.  Suffice to say it was frustrating to do this repeatedly and take the time to do each machine.  Inevitably the last diskette was forgotten in the last machine while we moved to the next machine.  That required a trip back and two machines being out of commission while we completed items.  

Eventually (very eventually) we remembered to count the diskettes prior to departure from each machine.  It sounds trivial but it saved a lot of effort.
Quality Assurance Solutions

The Quality Assurance Assessment is an investigation of the processes that include software development and quality control. The Software Testing assessment provides expert evaluation on all aspects of software testing based on industry best practices


NVP’s assessments provide guidance to improve your processes and the quality of your software.


  1. More efficient IT service saving money.
  2. More effective IT service saving money.
  3. Resolves client dissatisfaction resulting in more business.
  4. Fixes where current processes are not working.

See our Blog series on Assessments at

We know what to ask and what to do with the answers.  Contact us to improve your ROI.
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Current Blog Series:

Quality Assurance Assessments 

Strategic Partnerships 

NVP Software Solutions partners with organizations that provide complementary services.

Contact us if you have a complementary service that would help both your clients and ours.
NVP Upcoming Shows and Presentations

We will be at Project World Business Analyst World May 9 and 10, 2016.  Stop by to fill out a survey for a chance to win a prize or go online at

We will be presenting at the London Peer-to-Peer on May 26, 2016.

Check our Event Calendar for more details on events and courses. 
 May 2016 - Events, Meetings & Conferences    
Can't remember when the next meeting is?  Bookmark our Events Page and we will keep you up to date. 
KWSQA Monthly Meeting - next meeting is May 18, 2016.  Note Changed date for this month

TASSQ Monthly Meeting - next meeting is May 31, 2016

London Tech Alliance  Peer-To-Peer
- May 26, 2106 .  Contact us for further information.
2016 Conferences  

Project World/Business Analyst World - May 2016
KWSQA Software Quality Conference - September 2016
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