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Quality Control

by Michael Wood

Discussion on quality management has not evolved much since the mid-1990s. Within executive circles, the discussions are not about the importance of quality, but rather on what quality is, how it is achieved and how it can be measured. The issues surrounding quality seem focused on definition and approach rather than on need. What is quality? What does senior management expect from the quality process, and how do these expectations apply to IT? Read on...

Quality Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Does

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

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?

Quality in Projects: Don’t Confront Me!

by Paul Baumgartner, PMP

Should quality matter to the project manager? Isn’t on schedule, on budget and to spec already a handful to manage? Use these quality tools and practices to ensure a positive project legacy.

Quality Is Everybody's Concern and Project Management Is No Exception

by Jiwat Ram, Davide Bruschi

Quality is everybody’s concern. The rising stakes resulting from increased investments—combined with a shift from traditional to complex project management—has made quality an important pillar of the project management discipline. A case study illustrates the organizational benefits of continuous improvement through Kaizen.

Quality Is King: Deming's Point No. 3

by Tom Keenze

You're not going to have customers to manage if your business isn't providing quality. Here's a quick review of Deming's TQM concept; it's worth a reminder.

Quality is Queen

by Katia Sullivan

Instead of measuring quality, Agile enterprises commit to it by investing in integration and testing, developing a common language around quality, and nurturing motivated, disciplined teams. Ultimately, quality reigns when organizations value it as much as profitability and protect the agile processes that support it.

Quality Isn't Free. But It Just Might Be a Worthwhile Investment.

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Quality takes time, effort and hard work to realize. So what does that mean for project managers? Does it mean we need to be investing even more in our project management processes? Do we need to be learning arcane techniques for statistical process control and total quality management? Do we really need that Sigma Six black belt after all? Not necessarily.

Quality Management for Business Success

by Sunil Sharma

During the last few decades, many quality management programs have delivered real benefits to many organizations across the world in a number of areas including cost control, process improvement, customer retention and product development. That is why organizations have embraced the concept of quality management as a key business enabler and a critical success factor.

Quality Management for Embedded Software

by D. Mari Rengarajam

Quality process has to be built into a project and should not be seen as a waste of time or cost. The time invested in developing quality software is the best time to earn the reputation and goodwill of the customer, and the cost invested is the cost of reducing rework. In this article, we will see how and what needs to be considered for embedded software development to plan, execute, and control quality.

Quality Management in a Full-Speed World

by Andy Jordan

With more and more pressure to accelerate delivery and shorten the time to market, how do we ensure quality standards don’t suffer?

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