The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. 
This quote is attributed to Aristotle so it is not recent.  Maybe it only applied in his context since many people would dispute the comment that 'The roots are bitter" and say that learning is fun.  The application to Quality Assurance of the quote seem obvious.  There is a lot of education and a lot of preparatory work to be completed.  The results come later and are very 'sweet' when you can see:  
  • Things working out correctly.
  • Risks avoided.
  • Solutions working.
  • Processes running smoothly.
  • Happy Customers!
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2016 QAI LVC Courses - Online - Instructor Lead 
LVC (Live Virtual Courses) available anywhere you have a connection to the Internet!
Session 3 - starts September 6, 2016
CSTE Exam Preparation Course:  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: 1 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: .  Prepare yourself for the CAST Exam with this course covering all 10 Skill Sets and providing exam examples. Based on the 2014 STBOK.
EMST - Essential Methods of Software Testing   Beginner and mid career testers can gain valuable information for better testing.

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Review Processes that Work

We had a client who decided to redevelop and update their main system.  The design was being done on a module by module basis with all of them being linked through a common interface.  With other business commitments and development conflicts the project was not moving quickly.

However, when we had completed the design of a module (not the coding), we wrote some Test objectives or conditions so we knew the scope of the testing.  We sent the Test Objectives for review by the business and development expecting a quick turnaround with few comments.  

Instead, we received a surprise from the business.  They did not dispute our Objectives and agreed that they represented the design elements and would test them thoroughly.  However, the design did not suit their business requirements and needed rework prior to any development.

We saved $1000 of development and testing cost by identifying this early and before a lot of work had been completed.  

Review processes do work! 
Quality Assurance Solutions

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.

See our Blog series on Education at

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