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A Journey of a thousand mules begins with a single step
 
A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"


Do you have no-one who wants to start the Quality Assurance journey?
Is it tough to take that first step?
Can you sustain yourself after that first step?


According to the search, this came from the Chinese Philosopher Laozi.  It is, of course, very well known and has been used in many places and it definitely applies to Quality Assurance. 

Many Quality Assurance initiatives are launched with a  lot of publicity and lofty aims and then quietly disappear.  There are a couple of major reasons for this to occur.

The wrong people are entrusted with the program.  Either they lack the interest in doing it or they lack the authority to do it.  Thus the program goes nowhere.

The second major reason is that people are scared to take the first step.  They make great plans and create some documents and then founder on taking that first step.

A Quality Assurance Initiative is a journey and that first step is the most important and the most difficult.

If you want your Quality Assurance to be effective and efficient you need to put the building blocks in place in order that the first step is easy.


Take a look at some of the services that may help you successfully start quality assurance.

 

Fall 2015

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

2016 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.


2016 QAI LVC Courses - Online - Instructor Lead - Start 2016 off right on January 5.

LVC (Live Virtual Courses) available anywhere you have a connection to the Internet!  The schedule has been completed and will be published in the next newsletter.
 
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

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

Software Testing Centres of Excellence.  Many people claim to have them but they seem to mean different things to different people.  Take a look at our ongoing blog to see what has come to the fore recently.

Software Testing Centre of Excellence - Testing Support
Software Testing Centre of Excellence - Test Tools

 


Next week "Testing Centre of Excellence - Continued"
Strategic Partnerships 
 
NVP Software Solutions partners with organizations providing complementary services or products to aid in improving Quality Assurance and Quality Control activities.

Too many conflicting tools?  Wrap your tools in a complete end-to-end solution and consolidate you results.
  October 2015 - Events, Meetings & Conferences    
 
KWSQA Monthly Meeting - next meeting is November 25, 2015
TASSQ Monthly Meeting - next meeting is November 24,  2015

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