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http://www.qaicanada.org/training-courses/essentials-of-leadership-in-software-testing/
 


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A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

Another of Murphy's Law variations stating the absolute obvious to all concerned.  However, what seems to be obvious to some is not always obvious to others and we frequently (in a business situation) need to look at what is driving particular decisions or actions.  WIIFM (What's In It For Me) or, more accurately, What's In It for Them is a question we need to ask.  This question is of particular relevance to Quality Assurance.   The benefits may seem obvious to us but may not be so obvious to a Project or Product Manager who has other conflicting priorities.  

Stating the obvious will not always advance your case.



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2016 Courses  See the schedule at our Events Calendar

Test Lead Course - June 27 - 28, 2016 - Toronto, Canada - Contact neil@nvp.ca for further details and to register.  Course details can be found at:

http://www.qaicanada.org/training-courses/essentials-of-leadership-in-software-testing/


Fall courses will come out in July.

Don't see the Quality Assurance Course you need?  Give us a call and we will schedule one to suit your needs.

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.

Visit the Training Schedule or Contact Neil Price-Jones.

 

Ask the Correct questions at the beginning
 
A lot of times, the requests for assistance comes in terms of what the project needs NOW.  The time for asking questions has apparently already passed and the requirement is to do the already planned work without consideration of what might be best.

A recent situation involved integrating purchased products with an in-house built infrastructure and rolling the entire product to the client.  However, a minimal amount of thought had been given to the Quality Assurance aspects that were required and it was considered to be way too late in the project to 'think' about things.

However, even at this stage we felt the following two questions were worth asking:
1. What was expected from the vendors of the products we had purchased?
2.  What did the client expect?

The answers to those two questions drove the entire Quality Assurance effort in a different direction than might have been originally expected.

 
Quality Assurance Solutions
 
Process Improvement

Process Improvement works with the results of an Assessment in order to implement the results of the Assessment.  Once we know  what needs to be improved as a result of the Assessment, then we are in a position to implement process improvement activities.

 

NVP’s Process Improvements provide guidance to improve your processes and the quality of your software.

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 Process Improvements at nvp.ca/blog.

We know what to ask and what to do with the answers.  Contact us to improve your ROI.
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Current Blog Series:

Process Improvements



 
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NVP Software Solutions partners with organizations that provide complementary services.

Contact us if you have a complementary service that would help both your clients and ours.
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 June 2016 - Events, Meetings & Conferences    
 
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KWSQA Monthly Meeting - next meeting is June 29, 2016
TASSQ Monthly Meeting - next meeting is June 28 2016

London Tech Alliance  Peer-To-Peer
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2016 Conferences  
 
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