Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7 Out of ideas What happens if you are out of ideas of what or how to improve?   Not surprisingly this has been considered by some of the pioneers of Quality Assurance.  They understood that there was a limit to the number of ideas that one person or a… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 7

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6 Have we been successful? Last time we gathered some statistics based on the new process once it had settled down. Now we need to compare the new results with the baseline from before the changes were made. If the results have improved, then we keep the change we made.… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 6

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5 Last time we gathered some baseline statistics.  These need to be recorded and retained somewhere.  Now we want to make some changes.  We may want to pause the measurements while we make the changes since they will not be accurate. Based on some of the statistics we gathered last… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 5

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4 As promised last week we will talk about statistics in this blog. In the last blog, we talked about completing a deeper dive into a process that was identified as causing problems. Before we make any changes we have to gather some statistics to form a baseline. This can… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 4

Quality Assurance in 2021 – Starting – Part 2

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 2 Last week we mentioned looking for places where items are going wrong once we had our initial picture.  This is still in the beginning stages and is not meant to prove anything.  We have not started to gather any statistics since we really do not know what might be… Continue reading Quality Assurance in 2021 – Starting – Part 2

Quality Assurance in 2021 – Starting

  Starting Quality Assurance     We recently were asked for 5 top ideas to launch Quality Assurance in an organization.  They were looking for a practical process without too much theory. As a suggestion, we recommended that you start by sketching your process in a diagram.  This is quite literally a hand drawn sketch… Continue reading Quality Assurance in 2021 – Starting

Quality Assurance in 2021 – Part 5

  What happens after a organization “Buys Quality”?     We attended a seminar on Digital Strategy last Thursday and the amount of overlap was quite surprising.  They encounter the same questions and concerns that we do.  The same roadblocks appear and the same issues arise. Some of the questions include: What is the benefit?… Continue reading Quality Assurance in 2021 – Part 5

Register for the April 2021 TASSQ & KWSQA Events

Register for TASSQ and KWSQA today   You might want to consider these events to network with other QA people or learn some of the new ideas in QA. NVP Software Solutions will be participating in the following software testing and quality assurance event happening this April in Ontario, Canada. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the… Continue reading Register for the April 2021 TASSQ & KWSQA Events

Can’t join Meeting – Sorry – Fire in another project

  How many times have you heard that statement as you start a meeting     One of your critical technical people (in this case; the technical person) is unavailable because they are busy fire-fighting in another project.  The disruption caused by fire-fighting is huge and it has on-going effects.  Meetings are delayed and the project… Continue reading Can’t join Meeting – Sorry – Fire in another project