Colonel John Boyd discovered that the primary determinant to winning aerial dogfights was observing, orienting, planning and acting faster. How does this apply to project management?
Agile is often 'sold' as a way to improve quality of products and services. One of the fundamental Agile principles is that continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility. Scrum, the most used Agile framework, doesn't have a "tester". A "done" backlog item should be part of a "shippable" increment of the product. Therefore, after each Sprint, the result should be available for users without a validation stage. The 'old' Testing or Quality Control (QC) is wrongly re-branded as QA for various reasons, from adding prestige to a mundane and in theory un-necessary activity to lack of understanding of the fact that QA, meaning Quality Assurance, is a process.
Lean Six Sigma techniques can be used at a smaller scale, but to be successful it needs to be adapted to the specifics of IT projects. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma to measure the impact of process improvement initiatives in a hybrid project delivery environment.
Lean practices have revolutionized the manufacturing industry; the application of lean principles have also had a big impact in construction, IT, services and health care. In this webinar we will share some of those principles and practices and give examples how they can be used in a large variety of projects.
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Document your action items—along with their owners, priority and progress—using this log.
Corrective and preventive actions are improvements to an organization's processes taken to eliminate causes of non-conformities or other undesirable situations with clients and software. You can use this template as is, or as a starting point to make your own. This multi-purpose template can apply to both internal and external entities.
多数の主要業績評価指標（KPI）は一般的にITプロジェクトに一般的に影響しますが、そのすべてを追跡するメリットはコストを上回る可能性があります。 したがって、各プロジェクトは、その特定の状況に最も関連するKPIを慎重に選択して管理する必要があります。 このサンプルテンプレートを使用してKPIを定義できます。 以前に定義されたプロジェクト重大成功要因（PCSF）のそれぞれについての可能なKPIの例と、各KPIのメトリック（メジャーとディメンション）を含む表も含まれています。 「ITプロジェクトの健全性を判断する」記事と併用してください。
This single-page PDF flowchart shows the workflow diagram that clearly illustrates the stages of a typical project, which consists of relations between all parts of the project cycle. Workflow diagrams are used to represent the transferring of deliverables during the project phases, to study and analyze the working processes, and to optimize a workflow. Use it as a visual refresher or teaching tool.
이 재료 체크리스트 및 사인 오프 양식은 모든 유형의 재료 검사에 사용할 수 있습니다. 이것은 품질 관리 과정에서 건설에 널리 사용되지만 다른 비 건설 분야에도 적용될 수 있습니다.
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Although it’s true that not every attribute can be quantitatively measured, leveraging PMI’s three processes makes sense when defining a quality project manager.
One area where new project managers seem to struggle is quality management. Let’s go back to basics and look at the foundations of quality (which will also be a useful refresher for everyone!).
We all know the last thing you do in the project is test it. The question, however, is how to plan for it. The problem with many project plans is that they don't allow for a situation where the test fails, which is almost inevitable. Here's some help.
We want to do quality work. We want our results to be seen as being quality. But what does that actually mean? And how do we test for it? How can we satisfy for ourselves—and demonstrate to others—that we’ve delivered on expectations in terms of quality?
Part of building a meaningful relationship means providing value, but how do you determine what is valuable to the stakeholder/sponsor? VoC may be the answer.
As project delivery approaches adapt to the realities of today’s world, are we losing our ability to deliver quality solutions?
A high-quality project culture will help your project team become more efficient and effective. It will reduce rework and risk. These four tactics will enable you to focus on some critical elements associated with maintaining high quality.
While most of the traditional QA and release management challenges are now solvable, some interesting philosophical questions/misconceptions remain for project managers and sponsors. Let’s examine a few of the common ones.
Quality management is generally thought of as an objective, measurement-based discipline—but it shouldn’t only be that. Don’t just rely on signed-off designs and positive test results when measuring quality. You have to include the people side of things, too.
Many projects deliver on time but fail to meet the budget—and poor quality is one significant contributor to these woes. Instead of waiting for an external review or PMO tips, seize the initiative yourself to improve quality.
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