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Somoeone is sitting in the shade today becasue someone planted a tree a long time ago
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."


Are you benefiting from work done by someone in the past?
Does your project add value to the company ?
Can you make it beneficial?


The quote came from 'Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett' by Andrew Kilpatrick, 2007.  It is very applicable to QA and IT in general.  We build upon the bases built by others.  Tasks that used to be done by hand are now automated.  But sometimes it seems that the current project has little or no interest in ongoing long term improvement.  The focus is very short term.   Some projects would rather just put up a temporary structure rather than build a permanent foundation.  We all know what happens to systems that are built on impermanent foundations; they fall over.  The same is true of Software.  It falls over (or requires endless maintenance) if it is not built correctly.  QA helps that foundation with its focus on the long term.


KWSQA just finished (last Friday) another successful conference.  It was nice to see people who we have not seen for a year and to make some new acquaintances.  NVP would like to thank the organisers and KWSQA for another good conference.
 

 

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


EMST - LVC Course starting next week  Enrolment is still open.  Please contact us or QAI to enroll.

CSTE - Classroom - November 5 - 6 in Mississauga.  Contact Neil@nvp.ca for further information.


2016 QAI LVC Courses - Online - Instructor Lead - Start 2016 off right!


LVC (Live Virtual Courses) available anywhere you have a connection to the Internet!
 
Sessions coming for 2016.
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.

Other 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

Nothing currently.
Quality Assurance
 

Communication - The underrated skill of all time.  Rumour has it that we are taught a lot about how to speak but not so much about how to listen.  The latest blog covers the communication aspects of testing.

Communication in Testing and QA - How
Communication in Testing and QA - Message, Audience, Transmission Method
 


Next week "Testing Centre of Excellence"
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.
  October 2015 - Events, Meetings & Conferences    
 
KWSQA Monthly Meeting - next meeting is October 28, 2015
TASSQ Monthly Meeting - next meeting is October 27, 2015

London Tech Alliance  Peer-To-Peer
- TBD .   Contact us for further information.
 
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