Tactical versus Strategic
“Tactical versus Strategic"

Do you rarely (if ever) achieve your Quality Goals?
Do your Quality Goals all look equally desirable and equally unachievable?
Are there question from management about this apparently stationary Quality Program?

The questions above are identical to the set mentioned in the last newsletter but we are looking at from a different point of view.  Last time we mentioned the problem of chasing two goals (or rabbits) and catching neither.  This time we want to differentiate between Tactical and Strategic.  From our point of view Tactics is what we use in the near future to achieve goals or get tasks completed.  Strategy is the longer term desire and where we want to move the Quality Assurance function.  Many people are great at Tactics but find Strategy frustrating since it never seems to get any closer to realisation.

If you answered Yes to any of the above questions you may have a problem with splitting between Tactics and Strategy.   It is time to take a hard look at every goal and divide them into the correct categories so we can decide which ones will be completed this year and which will be future considerations.  See our  recent blogs for further information. 


2015 Courses

Are you still working on your training budget or trying to determine what would be best in Quality Assurance and Testing?  Give us a call and see what is available.  We offer a lot of flexible options to suit any schedule along with a variety of instructors.

Fall 2015

CSTE - Classroom - We have several requests for a CSTE course and now have a room in Mississauga.  We are working on dates (September or October) that are accessible to all the currently enrolled people.  Contact us  for information.

2015 QAI LVC Courses - Online - Instructor Lead - Last chance for 2015.

LVC (Live Virtual Courses) available anywhere you have a connection to the Internet!
Plan your fall training now and get certified before the end of the year.
Session 3:
September 8, 2015 - November 24, 2015
CSTE Exam Preparation Course: 11pm - 12:30pm EST. 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: 12:30pm - 2pm EST. 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: 2:30pm - 3:30pm (First 6 weeks).  Prepare yourself for the CAST Exam with this course covering all 10 Skill Sets and providing exam examples. Based on the 2014 STBOK.
CMST Exam Preparation Course: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (First 6 weeks).  Prepare yourself for the CMST Exam with reading and then this course.  Based on the 2014 STBOK
EMST - Essential Methods of Software Testing -  2pm - 4pm (2pm - 5pm, first week only) (Last 6 weeks of Session ).  Beginner and mid career testers can gain valuable information for better testing.

Visit the Training Schedule or Contact Neil Price-Jones.

2016 Courses

The schedule for 2016 is being finalized.  Contact us for more information.
Quality Assurance Solutions
Do you want  to start Quality Assurance in your existing organisation but do not know where to start or feel that it is all overwhelming.  Call us and we will create order out of chaos and set out the path for the best and most cost effective implementation.  Get going down the right Software Quality Assurance path and take a look at our current Blog series.

Or are you still in Sales mode, trying to convince recalcitrant colleagues of the need for the initiative in the first place.  Maybe a Lunch and Learn will help.  We offer a variety of Lunch and Learn seminars that can be customized to suit your particular needs.  Contact us. 

Are you a Startup that wants to find out if you need Quality Assurance?  Call us for an initial consultation and we will assess the situation in light of your needs and based on extensive experience.  Start your Quality Assurance the right way.

Identify cost reduction opportunities and improve quality assurance effectiveness and  through NVP Software Assessments.

Save money and increase results with the help for Quality Assurance and Quality Control Consulting from NVP. 

Complete projects with the help of NVP's experienced Management Solutions tailored to your company's specific needs.
NVP Upcoming Presentations
KWSQA Targeting Quality Conference 
Friday, Oct 9 - Crowne Plaza, Kitchener, Ontario
Platinum Sponsor & Speaker
Presentation Topic - Communications In Testing
Click for details. Registration now open!

ISACA - September 17, 2015 - CAATS and Completeness Testing

London -  September 24, 2015 Peer-to-peer group Tech Alliance
Quality Assurance

What does Thomas Malthus have to do with Software Testing?  Who is he anyway?

Malthus on Testing - Manual
Malthus on Testing - Automated

Next week "Malthus and Rapid Testing" and finally Malthus and a New Paradigm
Strategic Partnerships 
NVP Software Solutions partners with organizations providing complementary services or products to aid in improving Quality Assurance and Quality Control activities.

Security:  Security testing needs to be both Static and Dynamic to ensure that we have addressed all the vulnerabilities.  If your organization has concerns about security (and who doesn't) contact us to determine the best level of security analysis.
  September 2015 - Events, Meetings & Conferences    
KWSQA Monthly Meeting - next meeting is September 30, 2015
TASSQ Monthly Meeting - next meeting is September 29, 2015

London Tech Alliance  Peer-To-Peer
5 best things QA should know”- September 23, 2015 8:30 a.m.   Contact us for further information.

2015 Conferences 

KWSQA - Kitchener/Waterloo - October 8 & 9 2015
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