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Quality Management.



Time, Budget and Quality
   
Your project's success depends on more than just finishing on time and on budget. The quality of the output is also a vital consideration. 

Unfortunately, quality is often the first thing to be lost when the budget is cut. However, quality should never be sacrificed, as this can lead to project failure.

The Three Strands of Quality Management
Quality management considers not only product quality but also the means of consistently achieving the required level of quality. It has three main components:
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Quality Control 
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Quality Assurance 
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Quality Improvement 

Quality Control
Quality control is the process leading to the maintenance of manufacturing standards.
 
 
Quality Assurance
Quality assurance regulates raw materials, assemblies, products and services. Relevant concepts include items being "fit for purpose" and "right first time".
 
Quality Improvement
There are a number of methodologies covering quality improvement including:
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books BPR - Business Process Re-Engineering is a management approach which aims to make improvements irrespective of existing practices. 
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Continuous Improvement - in Japanese this is kaizen ("kai" = change, "zen" = good). 
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books DMAIC - Design, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) (part of Six Sigma).
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Kansei Engineering - concentrates on customer feedback about products to drive improvements. 
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Lean Manufacturing - a western version of the Toyota Production System.
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books PDCA - Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle for quality control purposes.
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Six Sigma. (more) 
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books Taguchi - statistical methods for Quality robustness, Quality loss function and Target specifications. 
 Parthenon Consultancy for project management, safety training and business books TQM - Total Quality Management. First promoted in Japan through the Deming prize, and in Europe by the European Foundation for Quality Management Award. The US equivalent is the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Dr W Edwards Deming produced the famous 14 Admonitions for the Achievement of Total Quality Management. (more)

At Parthenon we strive to achieve a successful project through good quality management in a PRINCE2 environment. 


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