Chase Two Rabbits
“Chase Two Rabbits"

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?

If you chase two rabbits at once, you will catch neither.    This translates as "If you try to do two things at the same time, you will not succeed in doing either of them" and is an old English Proverb.  Someone sent this to me in another context but it applies to Quality Assurance so thoroughly I had to borrow it.

For those who are in a startup trying to 'do' Quality Assurance or starting up Quality Assurance in an existing organisation there is so much to do and so many goals for the Quality Assurance function that it is difficult to know where to start.  Add to that the interdependence between some of the goals and one feels that one is not chasing two rabbits but chasing many rabbits and not catching any of them. Remember your job description probably also includes the word 'multitasking' at some point and you are actually being asked to chase multiple little rabbits.

It is time to be absolutely ruthless on what is achievable and what can be realised within a reasonable time frame.  Pick one rabbit (or at most two), add a time limit and go after those one or two and catch them!  As soon as the first one is caught, pick the next one on the list and go after that one.  You will soon find that the list is shrinking, the rabbits are getting easier to catch and you are achieving your Quality Assurance goals.  For those who want some suggestions on Quality Assurance goals, see our most recent blogs. 


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 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 3).  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.
Quality Assurance

The current blog series looks at Starting Quality Assurance in an existing organization.  Sometimes that can be more difficult than in a new organization due to entrenched attitudes.  Our last two posts are about How and Examples.

Starting Quality Assurance - Part 3
Starting Quality Assurance - Part 4

Next week "Thomas Malthus and Quality Assurance"
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.
NVP Upcoming Presentations

KWSQA Targeting Quality Conference

Friday, October 9 

Crowne Plaza, Kitchener, Ontario

Topic - Communications In Testing

Click for details. Registration opening soon. 

  September 2015 - Events, Meetings & Conferences    
KWSQA Monthly Meeting - next meeting is September 30, 2015
TASSQ Monthly Meeting - next meeting is September 29, 2015

2015 Conferences 

KWSQA - Kitchener/Waterloo - October 8 & 9 2015
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