Staying In – Part n+4

There has been a change in direction with regard to Quality Assurance and your services are no longer required. The Quality Assurance department has not changed in 18 months (the average half life) therefore we need to reorganize it.     Stop me if you have heard either of the above before (but keep reading).… Continue reading Staying In – Part n+4

Staying In – Part n+3

Infection rates are down.  Businesses are opening up.  And now there is a backlog of IT projects that were put on hold when things closed down in a hurry.  Some continued on at a slower rate while the lockdown occurred, others came to complete halt, and a limited number were launched while the lockdown was… Continue reading Staying In – Part n+3

Staying In – Part n+2

We are taking a slight detour from the theme of the last several weeks  and asking what Quality Assurance means to you? The classic definition, as per some of the pioneers of Quality Assurance (external to Software), is Process Improvement. So you look at your existing processes and try to improve them.  Possibly your processes have… Continue reading Staying In – Part n+2

Staying In – Part n+1

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… Continue reading Staying In – Part n+1

Staying In – Part n

It was not expected that we would still be writing about “Staying In” after this many weeks.  So we decided to rename the blog to number ‘n’ and then we will go for number ‘n+1’ etc.  For those who studied math, you will recognise the numbering system where ‘n’ can be any number and we… Continue reading Staying In – Part n

Staying In – Part 6

What about Quality Assurance after the Lockdown? There have been a lot of questions about what will happen with Quality Assurance once things return to ‘normal’.  People who believe emphatically in Maslowe are looking at the lower levels of the hierarchy and wondering whether basic needs will be met.  There have been some headlines about… Continue reading Staying In – Part 6

Staying In – Part 5

We have been discussing what is occurring during the present lockdown. We started at the macro level and then concentrated in more detail on IT and some projects that were being launched despite the lockdown.  For a couple of weeks we took a break and talked about some organisations that might not be standard candidates… Continue reading Staying In – Part 5

Cultural Organisations

Cultural organisations and events are another group that has been hit by Covid-19. With most events cancelled or delayed, their revenue stream has dried up entirely but not all their expenses. Some expenses were already paid and many contracts were signed and should be honoured. We have been receiving requests for financial assistance from some… Continue reading Cultural Organisations