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Define the term quality and explain its relevance to project management. What intrinsic value does quality planning have for a project? How is quality control different from quality assurance

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  1. Define the term quality and explain its relevance to project management. What intrinsic value does quality planning have for a project? How is quality control different from quality assurance?

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Book:   

Watt, A. (2019). Project Management, 2nd Edition. BCcampus Open Education. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/projectmanagement/

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Quality Planning

Definition

Grade

Statistics

Control limits

Normal Distribution

Standard deviation

Quality Planning Tools

Measurement terminology

Tolerances

Defining and meeting client expectations

Quality Assurance

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Definition of Quality

Understand the quality levels expected

Ensure that the levels are met

This includes measuring

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Grades as a measure of quality

Pre-set standards

Octane rating for gasoline

Lumber graded for appearance, strength

Steel and other commodities

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Using statistics to measure and manage quality

Control limits

Upper and lower standards for allowable variation

Central limit theorem

Frequency distribution

Discrete math— “bins” –count the number of measurements that fall in each bin

Normal distribution– “bell-shaped curve”

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Measuring your products

Options:

Measure entire population

Sampling

Smaller amount of data to work with

Sometimes measuring destroys the sample

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Normal Distribution

Figure 18.2.2 One Sigma Range

Source: http://pm4id.org/10/1/

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Normal Distribution

Standard deviation

Calculate the mean (or average value) of all measurements

Subtract EACH measurement from the mean

Square EACH difference

Sum the values

Divide the sum by ( (number of values) – 1 )

Take the square root

Result can be thought of as the average difference

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The 68-95-99.7 Rule

Figure 18.2.3 The 68-95-99.7 Rule

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Sigma Levels

Figure 18.2.4 Meaning of Sigma Levels

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Quality Plan

The quality plan specifies the control limits

Often written as the mean ± the acceptable variation

The size of the range is called the tolerance.

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Quality planning techniques

Cost-benefit analysis

Benchmarking

Experimentation design

Cost of quality

Control Charts

Cause and Effect diagrams

Histograms

Pareto diagram

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Quality Assurance

Process Analysis

ISO 9000 requires this

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Summary

Purpose of Quality Management:

Build confidence in clients that quality standards and procedures are being followed

Ensured by

Internal review of plan

Testing

Revising policies

External Review or audit

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Questions?

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