Category: Quality Assurance

An easy 10 minute guide to project quality management
Quality management is one of the most misunderstood parts of project management. Unfortunately project managers often think it’s a policing activity that is there to “catch them out”. The truth is that in the simplest terms, project quality management is there to make sure the project delivers what it said it would. Nothing more. A ... An easy 10 minute guide to project quality management
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How to get through a project assurance audit in one piece
I’ve been (un)lucky enough to be involved in project assurance audits as both the auditor and auditee. It’s a situation that’s almost always stressful, but a few simple things can make the process go more smoothly for all concerned: It’s not personal When you’re being audited it’s difficult not to take it personally. Just remember ... An easy 10 minute guide to project quality management
Why P3M3 self-assessment is a good thing
Portfolio, programme and project management maturity model (P3M3) is a self-assessment tool that you can use to check your organisation’s capability in portfolio, programme and project management. It is made up of three independent models. One each for portfolio, programme and project management and has five levels of maturity. You rate your organisation’s maturity by ... An easy 10 minute guide to project quality management
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The fundamentals of setting up a quality assurance programme
As I wrote before, quality assurance is very important in programmes and projects. However, having been involved in programme and project assurance for many years, I’ve learned there is no one size fits all approach to quality assurance programmes. So how do you go about setting up a quality assurance programme? Here are a few ... An easy 10 minute guide to project quality management
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Why is quality assurance important in programmes and projects?
You’re sitting at your desk going through your emails and you see the subject line: Request for Meeting: Quality Assurance Audit. Do you: Delete the email and if questioned deny all knowledge of ever receiving it Mark it as read and forget about it until the second reminder Respond immediately and enthusiastically If you’ve answered ... An easy 10 minute guide to project quality management