For those who want to count, this is blog number 8 on “Staying In”!  We have been concentrating on what is occurring locally and in Ontario, Canada that currently means opening up.  Although it is slow and being done in stages, there is still a change.  

We thought we would look at some specific clients (with no names) and see what this means to them and what QA can do to help:

  1. Utilities – unchanged.  Projects continued throughout the lockdown with remote access (part of the existing contingency plan) enabled.  The items that require physical access will now be done but everything else is ready.  Quality Assurance helped prepare the methodology.  We will see how successful we were in the next few weeks.
  2. Financial – they have proved they can work remotely but the IT projects need to get done.  So we expect a resurgence in the need for Quality Assurance.
  3. Retailers that were open throughout – Projects that were derailed by the necessity to concentrate on immediate issues will now come back with more time pressure.  Quality Assurance will need to pick up where we left off which can be done reasonably easily.
  4. Retailers that were closed and are just now reopening face a different set of challenges.  Some were doing curbside pickup and contactless payments but others were effectively closed down.  Every opening is unique and depends on what the retailer sells.  This will mean new systems that can prove they are adhering to proper cleaning methods and keeping stock off the floor for an extended period (clothes) while still ensuring that it can be sold. Quality Assurance is process oriented and this is process.
  5. Medical statistics  – we expect the projects to pick up but with a major change to move faster.  

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P.S. Next week we will discuss a new definition for Quality Assurance.

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