Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries 
The above quote is a variation of Murphy's Law, and thinking about how this statement applies to software testing creates an interesting thought processes. The flashlight's purpose is clearly not just for holding dead batteries, but in reference to software testing - many projects often wait until the 'batteries are dead' before the 'flashlight' is needed for its intended purpose only to find out that it is either no longer usable or inapplicable to the situation at hand. When this happens in testing and quality assurance, organizations then fall into react mode rushing around looking for a solution that is simply not available at that time. Has this happened on a project you've worked on?

If your projects or Quality Assurance remind you of a 'flashlight with dead batteries' send us an email or give us a call to help find a solution. 
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Set it up correctly at the start

A precision manufacturer launched their first Agile project to develop new machine control software.  NVP Software Solutions was called to provide the testing of the project.  Starting with no processes, NVP set up a testing environment, identified and acquired a testing tool to complete later testing and coordinated the testing to a successful conclusion.  The organisation is still using the test plans and test processes as defined and have expanded their use of the Agile methodology to most of their projects.

The effort involved in getting processes correct at the beginning is frequently underfunded or ignored.  However, it does pay back in the long term.
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Do you know what Education is available?
Do you know what you want?
Can you find the courses you need?

The answers to the above three questions will impact your career for years to come.  You need to think about your own education and the education of your group.  Education provides the following benefits:

  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.

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