I’m late for a very important Project

I’m late for a very important Project Monday morning and already we are late for a very important project. The project has been going for several weeks (sometimes months) and you only learned about it last Friday. The schedule is well advanced, software is being installed and configured and the end date is fixed. Sound… Continue reading I’m late for a very important Project

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 9

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 9 Spread the Word This is our last recommendation.   You have worked through all the groups in your organization and now everyone is on the Quality path. There are two further recommendations before we drop this topic. Present your experiences and results to other people and groups. There are… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 9

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 8

Starting Quality Assurance – Part 8 Next Steps Once you have a self-perpetuating group addressing Quality Ideas, what do you do?   You are not finished! There are always groups and areas that have not been considered yet and if you have really run out of new areas then go back to some of the… Continue reading Starting Quality Assurance – Part 8

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

Still time to Enrol for Fall 2017

Enrolment for Fall 2017 courses on the following topics is still open: Test Leadership Manager’s Test Planning Effective Software Testing Boot Camp for Testers CSTE Certification Training CSQA Certification Training CAST Certification Training Other courses on request Courses are continuing from September to November of 2017. Take your opportunity to get training created by experts… Continue reading Still time to Enrol for Fall 2017

Quality Assurance Process Improvement – Part 4

Quality Assurance Process Improvement is the current topic for our NVP Blog. We completed a series of 4 blogs on Assessments because at the end of the Assessment process a lot of organizations won’t act on the Assessment results if they don’t have a plan for moving forward. This is particularly true if the Assessment has not been tailored… Continue reading Quality Assurance Process Improvement – Part 4

Quality Assurance Supports Process Improvement

Quality Assurance Supports Process Improvement by showing us when the improvement has occurred. This is typically done through measuring the existing process; making the change and then measuring the results of the new process. In last week’s blog we discussed examples of Process Improvement. Now we need to ensure that the Improvement has actually occurred. The initial steps to… Continue reading Quality Assurance Supports Process Improvement