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Quality Metrics & Quality Checklist

December 1, 2009
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Quality Metrics & Quality Checklist

Quality metrics and checklists are two useful tools that can be used to ensure that the product, process or the project quality is being met. Metric provide you with some hard numbers that are related to quality being achieved. Quality control will need to carry out periodical inspections, measure these metrics and report if...

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Quality Management Plan

November 30, 2009
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Quality Management Plan

Quality management plan is the document that outlines the way the organization’s quality policy will be implemented. This has work in conjunction with the overall project management plan, of course. Quality control, quality assurance and continuous improvement plans are the inputs to the overall project plan that must come from the quality management plan....

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Sampling & Flowcharting

November 29, 2009
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Statistical sampling and flowcharting are two more important tools in the arsenal of tools & techniques to be used for planning for quality. Sampling involves carrying out inspections on a small subset of a population of items/components or measurements carried out to find the state of health of the manufacturing or other processes as...

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Design Of Experiments

November 28, 2009
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Design Of Experiments

DOE is a systematic statistical tool. It allows a set of experiments used to determine the relationship between different factors affecting a process and the output of the process. A set of tests are designed that change input variables in a planned manner. This will typically include a group of variable that are known...

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Control Charts

November 27, 2009
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Control Charts

Control charts are tools that help determine if a process being monitored with the help of a given chart is stable or not. Stability is defined by the fact that the data points are within some given limits. The theoretical basis is the fact that if a process for some activity is within control...

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Cost of Quality

November 26, 2009
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Cost of Quality

Tool and techniques used to arrive at an effective quality management plan needs to take into account the cost of quality. It is the cost of doing all the management functions related to quality. But those are not the only costs related to quality. There’s a range of costs that happens if quality requirements...

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Cost Benefit

November 25, 2009
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Cost Benefit

You need a range of tool and techniques to arrive at an effective as well as efficient quality management plan. Cost benefit analysis is one such tool used. It is well known that meeting quality requirements leads to less rework, higher productivity and less costs. All of that lead to stakeholder satisfaction. To judge...

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Quality Planning – Enterprise Environmental factors

November 23, 2009
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Quality Planning – Enterprise Environmental factors

Several factors related to the environment of the enterprise where the project is being implemented have an impact of the quality management plan being drawn. These factors are specific to the organization and the context in which it does its business. For example, these would include things like governmental regulations that apply to the...

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Quality Planning – Stakeholder Register & Cost Performance

November 21, 2009
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Quality Planning – Stakeholder Register & Cost Performance

Though the scope baseline is one of the most important inputs for the quality planning process, there are several other inputs that need to be considered to do an efficient and effective quality management plan. Stakeholder register, cost performance baseline and schedule baselines as well as the risk register are some more important inputs...

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Quality Planning: Scope Baseline

November 20, 2009
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Quality Planning: Scope Baseline

Quality is a dependent requirement. Quality indicates how well the deliverables defined in the scope is being delivered. If scope definition is incomplete or captured the requirements wrongly, the project/ product will be deficient in quality in the eyes of the internal (sponsor) or the external customer. The scope baseline defines the complete scope...

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