DATE : Mar 12, 2002

PLACE : The Plainsman Restaurant                         TIME: 6:00 PM - Cocktails
Highway 5                                                                                  7:00 PM - Dinner
Dundas, Ontario                                                                       8:00 PM - Presentation

Note : The Plainsman Restaurant on Hwy5, 2 miles West of Highway 6 in Dundas, Ontario has been arranged as the permanent dinner meeting location of the Sec 0400 for the 2001 / 2002 session. Charge for the dinner and the presentation is currently $20.00, with a cash bar.

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Our speaker for the meeting will be Neil Price-Jones of NVP Software Testing Inc.. Neilís educational background includes a B.A. Math, C&O, MSc. Math, BA Environmental, and an MBA. Neil has 16 years experience in software testing and implementation of automation in a variety of environments including financial, telecommunications and pension administration.

Neil has shared his expertise in testing and automation at several conferences including the Canadian Software Quality Conference, the Toronto Chapter of the Software Management Association and the Software Maintenance Association Annual Meeting (Denver).

NVP Software Testing is a full-service test management company. Software technology is the catalyst for innovation, the backbone for customer service, and the source of competitive advantage. Software testing examines and analyses systems for risk of failure before they go to market or customers use them.

Mistakes are expensive. Consumers expect an ATM to process transactions quickly and for bills or mortgage calculations to be accurate. Timely testing is a smart investment and ensures that software operates as expected, can handle peak loads, responds quickly to requests for information, and is accurate. Testing reduces exposure to risk in the marketplace, minimises system downtime, and improves the reliability of your systems for customers and department staff.

Neilís presentation will provide an overview of how organizations evaluate current or proposed systems, develop a strategy outlining the testing required, describing the test environment needed, and identifying the types of measurement required to achieve planned results.

Managers and all practitioners in the quality field will benefit from attending this informative session. Please notify one of the following executive members of your attendance by 12:00 PM on Friday, Mar 8, 2002.

Bob Anderson (905) 575-2375 ext 3092, Hank Verspagen (905) 575-2375 ext 3091


Bob Mok, CQA., CQE

Section Secretary, Sec 0400

The Society of Professionals Dedicated to the Advancement of Quality